International Position Statement (IPS) on Racism
General André Cox has approved the publication of an IPS on racism which says that racism is ‘fundamentally incompatible with the Christian conviction that all people are made in the image of God and are equal in value. The Salvation Army believes that the world is enriched by a diversity of cultures and ethnicities.’
An up-to-date set of International Positional Statements – including the statement on racism – can be downloaded here
Message from the Editor
War Cry Online
From Prodigal to Platinum
In the parable of the lost sheep, we read about a shepherd who leaves his 99 sheep to find the one lost in the wilderness. Like the good shepherd, we are commanded to seek out the lost and vulnerable among us and bring them back into God’s fold.
- Kem’s journey from prodigal to platinum,
- the joy of a father whose son returned from the far country,
- chaplains who compassionately serve the imprisoned,
- a $50 million donation that will help so many homeless in San Diego
- how Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of freedom and justice beckons us today, and
- Billy Graham’s respect for Salvation Army service.
We pray that as you read this issue you will be inspired to find your way home if lost, to be as the angels who rejoice over one sheep who returns, to be engaged in aiding those in need of help and to be like God who looks beyond appearances to see the intentions of the heart. Subscribe free today!
New Series of Bible Studies!
In, “I Am,” Commissioner William Francis explores the nature of Jesus as described by one who knew Him best—the author of the Gospel of John.
Part VI: The Son of God
Jesus Christ declared Himself the Son of God. Learn this week why the Jews found that such a bold assertion. [...]
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Chronicles of Salvation
Straight From A Police-Action Movie
Imagine your worst day—Jose Valentin probably has you beat. He was run over by a car! Learn how this motivated him to give his life to Jesus. [...]
Awake & Arise!
Alan Stalcup wasn’t supposed to walk or think again. But God had other plans. Read about his miraculous recovery from a dismal prognosis. [...]
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A Soul Winner
When Andy Miller was a captain, he chased down two thieves who had stolen his briefcase. What do you think happened when he cornered them in a dark alley that night? Read the story here. [...]
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Kroc Centers — A Look Inside
The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden, NJ is an oasis of spiritual growth and community in one of the most dangerous places in America. This is the last of the 26 Kroc Centers to be built, bringing to a close a nationwide legacy that was Joan Kroc’s dream. Read more [...]
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