Core Values

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 International Social Justice Commission has a mandate to be a global voice for justice
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