War Cry is a fortnightly 24-page Christian magazine for Salvation Army readers and all those exploring faith issues.
In 2014, we started publishing online through ISSUU. Editions are generally published four weeks after cover date.
It’s a joy for our team to bring you this commemorative edition of War Cry to mark 150 years of The Salvation Army.
For a change, I’d like to start at the back of this edition, with our Firezone article on lessons from The Bachelor NZ, with Ingrid Barratt suggesting some dos and don’ts of dating.
I was so inspired to read this edition’s story of Tanya, who emerged from a difficult background, compounded by debt, and turned things around with help from The Salvation Army.
The photo on our cover is of Iraqi Christian Heleen Dawood from December 2014. Heleen is posing in a tented refugee centre in the grounds of Mazar Mar Eillia Catholic Church, which became home to hundreds of Iraqi Christians forced to flee their homes as the Islamic State (ISIL) advanced in Erbil, Iraq.
Our War Cry team was saddened to read that Dame Alison Holst has been diagnosed with dementia and is hanging up her apron. War Cry has been sharing Alison and her son Simon’s wonderful recipes with our readers for a number of years; recipes provided at no charge to signal the couple’s support for the Army’s work.
This Anzac Day, we mark the centenary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers—the ANZACS—on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. At least 44,000 allied soldiers were killed, among them 2721 New Zealanders and 8709 Australians.
Why is Easter so important to the Christian church? Because it commemorates the death and then the life-after-death-is-beaten of Jesus Christ.
All of us have times when it seems no matter what we do, bad stuff keeps happening. And the more that happens, the more we can feel worn down. Hopefully, some of the articles in this edition will point you in the right direction to strengthen your resilience.
I really enjoyed the challenge Vanessa Singh brings to readers in addressing the topic of speaking (or not speaking!) Christianese. It’s a good reminder that a lot of the lingo we use in church circles doesn’t make much sense to those who haven’t grown up with it.
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