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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.

What will be left for our children?

18 Oct | 2016

I recently watched the Japanese film Wood Job, the story of a lazy school-leaver who flunks his exams and can’t get into university, so on a whim heads off on a year-long forestry internship.

Do we see and care about the ugly?

1 Oct | 2016

Recently, I was chatting to some overseas tourists full of praise for New Zealand’s beautiful scenery. The point was made that New Zealand is a country that never looks ugly.

See the vulnerable

17 Sep | 2016

Each year, The Salvation Army holds a global day of prayer for the victims of human trafficking. Please take the time to pray the following, which is penned by Major John Read.

Cherish the memories

7 Sep | 2016

It was a strange coincidence to find myself working on this Father’s Day edition in the final couple of weeks of my own father’s life. As Dad was dying, we shared some special family times, with conversations that brought tears and laughter.

Part of a winning team

20 Aug | 2016

These days you wouldn’t believe it to look at me, but I once had a short-lived athletic career as a sprinter!

Living life forward

4 Aug | 2016

When reading novels, my mother-in-law has a strange practice: she turns to the back page first for a quick skim, before getting stuck into the story from the start.

It’s a small world

23 Jul | 2016

When I was five, my parents took me to Disneyland. One of the highlights was the ‘It’s a Small World’ ride. I recall sailing past figurines of children from all over the world singing along to the simple happy tune...

Put a pause in your life

9 Jul | 2016

This edition’s feature article introduces US journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty’s research into the opportunities presented by midlife.

Car crash and calling

27 Jun | 2016

Recently, my friend Jenny and I were travelling along a dark 70 km road, when a car from a 100 km zone—with no lights —hit an island in the middle of the road. I looked in my rear view mirror just as the car smashed into the vehicle behind us.


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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