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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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Helpful habits for life

8 Jan | 2014

Let’s not talk about New Year’s resolutions. Instead, let’s talk about setting new habits. Because if we really want to see positive change in our lives this year, helpful habits are what we need.

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Find yourself in the Christmas story

17 Dec | 2013

Those who follow Jesus Christ see Christmas as one of the most important chapters in God’s rescue mission for humankind. All our hopes are laid on the one who was born in Bethlehem: Jesus Christ—son of God.

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You ask me how I know?

26 Nov | 2013

A song in The Song Book of The Salvation Army says, ‘You ask me how I know he [Jesus] lives? He lives within my heart.’ But would this type of subjective evidence convince you Jesus is alive in the world?

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Our greatest need

15 Nov | 2013

The small group I’m part of at church has been studying the New Testament book of Hebrews, which isn’t one of those books you’d recommend to a Bible-reading newbie.

Embrace life's challenges

4 Nov | 2013

This edition profiles The Salvation Army’s work at the Howard Hospital in Zimbabwe. This hospital has given valued practical service to its local community for almost a century, although recently it has faced some personnel and funding challenges

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Lord, Your Army!

20 Oct | 2013

There are so many great memories from our recent Congress with the Army’s international leaders, General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox, at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau last month. We’ve captured some in this edition, starting with the Just Action conference.

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Still setting people free

1 Oct | 2013

This edition of War Cry carries an excerpt from Set Free, which tells the story of The Salvation Army’s long-standing work with alcoholics, addicts and, more recently, problem gamblers in New Zealand. Over 100 years since we began this work, lives are still being changed and people are still being set free.

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The 'Congress' myth

20 Sep | 2013

This weekend, The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga is meeting in ‘congress’ at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. It’s a time of celebration we’ve been looking forward to for many months, made even more special because of the presence of our new international leaders.

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What's in Your Hands?

5 Sep | 2013

This week’s feature story about ultra-runner Claire Akin-Smith is inspirational. Not only because of the huge distances Claire runs—over 100 km and for as long as 17 hours straight—but because she has found a way to connect her passion for running with her faith.


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Contact the Editor

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