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What We Believe

The Salvation Army’s social justice department, or JustSalvos, aspires to be a voice for justice. Our job is to infuse, shape and inform The Salvation Army and wider community with justice thinking and actions.

Our vision comes from biblical values of human dignity, justice, hope, compassion and community. JustSalvos takes seriously The Salvation Army’s mission imperative to ‘reform society’ Mission & Vision

We believe that

  • Justice is intrinsic to God’s being and action
  • Justice underlies the need of humans to be saved from pain, grief and oppression, and provides the means to be redeemed to a life of integrity through Jesus
  • Justice is seen most clearly in Jesus
  • Social justice is the presence of justice in all aspects of human life
  • The prophets of the Bible called people to ‘do justice, love kindness and walk humbly before God’ Micah 6:8
  • The basis of social justice is a correct and compassionate use of power in our relationships with others and creation; a use that reflects God’s purposes for humanity
  • The Bible shows that when power is imbalanced, God sides with the poor and the weak –the pursuit of justice is God’s way of correcting, restoring and distributing resources
  • The prophets call rulers to account for failing to 'seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow' - God alone will judge those who oppress others
  • The Salvation Army has historically revealed and acted on an acute social conscience, by being active in social, economic and political spheres
  • The Salvation Army’s recently formed International Social Justice Commission has a mandate to be a global voice for justice www.salvationarmy.org/isjc

Contact Us

Phone 03 8878 4781

Email justsalvos@aus.salvationarmy.org

Website http://www.justsalvos.com

 

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Links to Theological Articles

25 Jan 2017

Social Justice Resource Pack

We've put together a resource pack that focuses on the biblical mandate of the Kingdom of God. ... Read More