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'Pain and sorrow' in the world of refugees
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20 June 2022

Captain Rezo Bakhtadze, at front, was part of the Georgian Salvos team assisting Ukrainian refugees in Romania.  Captain Rezo Bakhtadze and his wife, Major Sophie Bakhtadze, are The Salvation Army’s leaders in Georgia. Below, Rezo shares his experience of helping Ukrainian refugees in Romania  Words Rezo Bakhtadze  Once we heard the Romanian Division (of The Salvation Army) c...

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A day in the life of ... Major Karen Elkington
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19 June 2022

Major Karen Elkington, centre, says she is looking forward to the day when there is justice for everyone and the asylum seeker and refugee service is no longer needed.  Supporting refugees and as...

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A safe space for men in Perth
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13 June 2022

Steve Archibald, left, Major Lyn Jones, and Just Men co-facilitator Stefan Woroglian. Creating a safe space for men in Perth Something sacred happens when men talk about real-life struggles and victor...

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Still in the game
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13 June 2022

The health and life benefits from a small black ball  Words Major Dean Clark I spent my childhood with a ball at my feet and a racquet in my hands. After school, I would play soccer with my mates...

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From inclusion to affirmation
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8 June 2022

For over 30 years, Captain Colin Reynolds has been reaching out to diverse and marginalised communities. Sunshine Salvos reach out to rainbow community Words Simone Worthing “Allies of the rain...

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Salvos trial first electric vehicle
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3 June 2022

Words staff writers In October last year, The Salvation Army procured its first electric vehicle (EV) to trial a transition to a renewable fleet. Partnering with AGL as part of their Innovation Fund, ...

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Eating is earthly but feasting together is divine
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1 June 2022

The surprising impacts of sharing a meal Words Justine Toh I remember a dinner party last summer. Balmy weather, table set for seven, the mosquito coil burning away, music. We sat down to eat after a ...

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A heart for history and hope
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24 May 2022

Mary continues to fight for reconciliation and equity for all Australians. The ongoing work for social justice, equity and understanding  Words Mary Yarran I have been married for 40 years and am...

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Strengthening young lives
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24 May 2022

Terrence helps young people connect with their culture and learn their cultural responsibilities.  Mentoring program helps restore cultural connection Words Naomi Singlehurst Helping young people...

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