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The art of friendship
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18 July 2021

Allowing differences to unite, and not divide us. Words Bryce Davies I recently watched a fascinating film on Netflix called My Octopus Teacher. The film’s maker, Craig Foster, had been experiencing some burnout in his life and felt disconnected from his true self and the natural world. When he was a child he used to ocean dive in the kelp forests near his home in South Africa, and he loved...

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What can I do for you?
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13 July 2021

Giving vulnerable people the opportunity to be heard Words Star Conliff Have you ever walked past a person begging for money on the footpath and wondered how they got into that situation? Maybe, like ...

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Art reflects Tanita's love of Country
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4 July 2021

Tanita (pictured above) combines her love of art and the meaning it brings with her role in mentoring young people through the Salvos. NAIDOC Week (4-11 July) highlights Indigenous identity and cultur...

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A new place to belong
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22 June 2021

Jonathan, right, with his mother and brother, have built a new life in Australia. Jonathan shares his journey from a refugee camp in Sierra Leone to helping the homeless on the streets of Sydney Words...

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Finding freedom through forgiveness
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21 June 2021

Ildephonse, left, prays during church with Edward Conteh, assistant officer (pastor) at Auburn Salvos. Refugee Week (14-20 June), with the theme of unity, aims to raise awareness of the issues affecti...

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More than mentoring
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15 June 2021

Matt, left, and James have continued their mentoring journey for over 10 years. More than 10 years ago Matt Gluyas, then a young Salvos leader, asked James Condon, a senior Salvos officer (pastor) at ...

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Investing in the next generation
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15 June 2021

Sharing what it means to be a man Words Dean Clarke My friend’s 14-year-old son is involved in a school program that requires students to have an adult speak into their life as they transition ...

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Restoring hope and peace in the neighbourhood
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15 June 2021

Richmond Salvos offers a safe place for all in a diverse and eclectic community Words Simone Worthing “Geographically, Richmond Salvos is perfectly situated as the place where many ‘worl...

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Walking alongside our youth
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15 June 2021

Salvos chaplain Daniel Smith is there for young people as others were for him. Salvo Daniel Smith is a chaplain with The Salvation Army Youth Services in Western Australia, primarily in Perth. He prov...

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