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War Cry

War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.

Archived Copies

In 2014, we started publishing online through ISSUU. Editions are generally published four weeks after cover date.

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Wars and rumours of wars

18 Apr | 2016

We’re currently commemorating the centenary of the First World War, the ‘war to end all wars’, but there’s no doubt humanity is still too often drawn to warfare as a way to solve conflict.

Blessed by mercy

7 Apr | 2016

While at high school, my English class spent one entire term reading through Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Every lesson, we simply swapped parts and read through the play.

A world changed by Easter

7 Apr | 2016

I’m sure I wasn’t the only person to mutter under their breath (and it wasn’t a quiet mutter) as the first Easter buns and chocolate eggs appeared on supermarket shelves scarcely after the Christmas crackers were removed.

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A lifetime of changes

9 Mar | 2016

In this edition, Major Heather Rodwell reflects on the transitions she’s experienced throughout her life as a woman of faith, a Salvation Army officer, as a wife and then as a divorcée.

Who do you see?

20 Feb | 2016

In this edition we introduce you to Matt Friedman, a long-time activist in the abolition of human trafficking. Some readers would remember Matt’s disturbing and inspiring contribution to the 2013 Salvation Army Just Action conference.

The power of one

18 Feb | 2016

On this Waitangi Day, it’s important to take time to think about how we can encourage a greater level of selflessness and creativity to build healthy and more equal communities across New Zealand.

Is the door open?

23 Jan | 2016

The final challenge of the weekend when the Messengers of Light Session was commissioned, was ‘Are you available if the Lord were to ask you about envoyship, auxiliary captaincy or officership?’‘Have you left that door open?’

Happy New Year!

14 Jan | 2016

Ahead of last Christmas there was an interesting debate about The Salvation Army’s drive to receive donated new toys for children. Some were questioning the policy, with a few even arguing that ‘beggars can’t be choosers’.

Reclaiming Xmas

22 Dec | 2015

Now, before long-time churchgoers gasp in dismay, the large Xmas on the facing page is not an admission of defeat by The Salvation Army that the world has finally succeeded in squeezing Christ out of Christmas.


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Freelancer and advertising enquiries, plus reader feedback can be directed to the Editor at:

War Cry Editor
Phone: +64 4 802 6269
Email: War Cry Editor