29 April, 2011

Refugee and Asylum Seekers Pack - Available Resources

A list of available resources for the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Pack

Available resources

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Election Statement

Clearly articulates how The Salvation Army would like politicians to effec change in the area of refugees and asylum seekers.

Election Guide

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Position Statement

The offical position of The Salvation Army, and guide for our advocacy for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Position Statement

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Policy on Working Positively with Vulnerable Migrants

The Salvation Army Southern Territory's offical guideline for those working with vulnerable migrants in social programmes and corps welfare.

Policy Guide

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Think Piece

A theolgical think piece highlighting the Biblical mandate for helping refugees.

Think Piece

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Emmaline Rabbit

A beautiful children's story book that teaches us to protect and accept those in need.

Emmaline Rabbit

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Seniors Curriculum

A great resource for Home league, companion clubs, or other seniors groups focusing on the them 'born free'.

Seniors Curriculum

Find below the corresponding material that accompanies the curriculum.

Desperate Flight To Freedom Article

Ideas for Devotions

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Children's Curriculum

This material can be used for Sunday School, Kid's church or Kid's club, and will help children understand both the issue, and why they should help.

Click below for the resource.

Page One

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Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Meeting Lead

A Sunday meeting planned for your Corps Officer that can engage people of all ages.

Meeting Lead

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Sermon Outline

A Sunday Meeting planned for your Corps Officer that can engage people of all ages.

Sermon Outline

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Prayer Guide

Scripture, prayers and needs to help you pray for those fleeing from their country.

Prayer Guide

Refugee and Asylum Seekers - Information Pack

An information booklet put out by Just Salvos that covers all facts, and debunks the myths.

A must read resources to understand the real story of those fleeing persecution.

Information Booklet

Global Action Week on Education

Coming up next week is Global Action Week on Education, May 2-8.

Check out this link and find out what's happening near you and how you can get involved.

27 April, 2011

JUSTSalvos Live 11 Ep 01 - Refugees

As we reflect on asylum seekers with recent news from detention centres - as well as of course the death & resurrection of Jesus, himself a refugee - take a flash back with us to a previous JUSTSalvos webcast featuring Jarrod McKenna and Jefry Yikwa.

Pay it Forward Day

19 April, 2011

JUSTSalvos Live Ep 12 - Fairtrade

This week, JUSTSalvos Live looks at fair trade with Carley Swan from Fair Trade Australia.

The Little Sparrow

Check out The Little Sparrow to find beautiful children's products that have been ethically produced by ladies at risk of expolitation in rural Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Fair. Ethical. Fun!

12 April, 2011

JUSTSalvos Live 11 Ep 11 - Tim Costello on Gambling (RPT)

JUSTSalvos Live this week Looks at Gambling especially Pokie Machines. The team interview Tim Costello CEO of World Visionspan>

08 April, 2011

Anorexia nervosa striking children as young as seven

CHILDREN as young as seven have been admitted to hospitals for eating disorders.

A peak support group has reported a doubling of calls about children under the age of 12 in the past decade, the Herald Sun reported.

Complications from malnutrition for young people with anorexia nervosa include retarded growth, osteoporosis, infertility and changes in brain structure.

Eating Disorders Victoria said children aged seven, eight and nine had been admitted to hospital for treatment, including psychological care and help to gain weight.

Executive officer Kirsty Greenwood said eating disorders in children were rare, but there was rising concern that anorexia sufferers were getting younger. Start

"Concerns about body image, and dieting behaviours, are presenting young and younger," she said. "It would have been unheard of 10 years ago to see a child aged seven with an eating disorder."

Eating disorders in children could be under-diagnosed because there wasn't enough research. The Royal Children's Hospital said it could not release figures for privacy reasons, but there were only a handful of cases of children under 12 admitted for eating disorders in the past five years.

In Sydney, the Children's Hospital at Westmead revealed rare cases where pre-adolescent children as young as 10 had been treated. Its eating disorders clinic, which caters for ages seven to 17, has experienced a 270 per cent increase in admissions since 2000.

Experts say children are being bombarded with messages about looking good, are pressured to wear sexualised, adult-style clothing and see celebrity kids like Suri Cruise wearing high heels and lipstick. A dieting culture and over-emphasis on the "obesity epidemic" had led to an unhealthy fixation on weight instead of being healthy.

Eating Disorders Victoria last year fielded 79 calls for advice on children under 12 with potential eating disorders, about double the 2001 figures. This compares to 576 adolescents and just under 2000 adults.

The Butterfly Foundation CEO Christine Morgan said early-onset eating disorders were complicated.

Etiko's "Once every 6 year sale"...only 2.5 days to go!

Check out some fair trade shopping at Etiko, with their sale on making everything a great bargain!

06 April, 2011

Right 2 Childhood

The erosion of childhood is becoming a social and cultural trend of great concern to child development experts as well as the broader community. Commercialisation, sexualisation, body image dissatisfaction and over exposure to violent imagery are some of the key factors. A growing body of scientific evidence and expert opinion has transformed the debate about this trend into an important issue with major implications for mental health, public health, education and policy. We look forward to meeting you at this unique event.

Dr Ramesh Manocha, Convenor and Chairman

05 April, 2011

JUSTSalvos Live 11 Ep 10 - Youth Week

This weeks show takes a look at Youth Week here in Australia and we speak to Paul and Nathan Moulds from the Oasis in Sydney.

Australia - Whose land?

Below is a link to DVD video, MP3 audio and PDF print copies of the Second Annual John Saunders Lecture given by the principal of Melbourne’s Ridley College, Dr Peter Adam. Dr Adam is a self-confessed evangelical conservative Melbourne Anglican who has had something of a Damascus Road experience in relation to the dispossession from the land of the First Australians, the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander peoples. A growing number of Indigenous Christian leaders are endorsing Dr Adams words and their call for the Church in Australia to take the lead in fully addressing the justice and ‘original sin’ issue of stolen land. Click here.

01 April, 2011

JUSTSalvos Live 11 Ep 09 - Tim Costello on Indigenous Issues

This week, the team talks to Rev. Tim Costello about Indigenous issues and reconciliation in Australia

JUSTSalvos Live 11 Ep 08 - Earth Hour

The team at JUSTSalvos Live take a look at Earth Hour and what is happening around the globe and what it means to the environment

JUSTSalvos Live 11 Ep 07 - Janet Munn

This weeks episode talks with Janet Munn and Phil Laeger about global social justice and what it looks like in worship.

Emmaline Rabbit

A beautiful new Children's book written by Rachael Castle and illistrated by Nicholas Wight tackling the social justice issue of Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

Great resource for children to help them learn about the plight of refugees and the importance of accepting others. Includes a small study guide at the back of the book.

“Emmaline Rabbit lived under a tree, on the edge of the woods, with her young family. Each day they would ramble and forage and play, never worried or scared... until one fateful day...”

Only $7.50 ($3 for postage).

Email Just Salvos to place an order.

Earth Hour inspires long term changes

Media release: Thursday, 31 March

New research has shown that eight out of every 10 Australians have been inspired to change their behaviour and improve their sustainability because of Earth Hour.

The research, conducted by research consultancy AMR after the event, has been welcomed by WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.

“We’re very pleased to see so many Australians doing what they can to go beyond Earth Hour,” said Mr O’Gorman. “Australians can be fiercely proud of Earth Hour. This small idea has grown into a global success, and we look forward to Earth Hour in 2012. “But we know that Earth Hour must become more than one hour of darkness, and we’re already seeing some great actions from across Australia to make that a reality.”

Actions identified by research respondents included reducing their energy use in the home, switching to green energy, reducing their water use, using public transport and riding or walking to work.

WWF-Australia is asking everyone to keep sharing ideas on sustainability by visiting www.beyondthehour.org and posting their suggestion.

“Already more than 15,000 people from around the world have shared their ideas and action for reducing our impact on the environment at beyondthehour.org. “Once again we need to tap into the ingenuity of Australians, and ask them to share their great ideas with the rest of the world.”

The Earth Hour, which began in Sydney in 2007, saw cities and towns across Australia switch off the lights on Saturday night and join people in 134 countries and territories.

Landmarks in all 7 continents were plunged into darkness for the global call to action. Research by AMR showed that within Australian major metropolitan areas alone almost 5 million Australians* aged 18+ took part in the event, with young adults (18-29 years) showing the highest levels of support. They were joined by hundreds of millions of people across the globe.

About AMR AMR is a research consultancy that brings innovation, integration and insight to drive business success. AMR has operated in Australia for more than twenty years, offering a full range of research services to business and government.

From advertising effectiveness and brand equity studies through to corporate reputation, customer satisfaction, concept testing and pricing AMR offers a complete research consultancy service. Our mission is to drive our clients’ success with the best people, products and processes.

About Earth Hour At 8:30 PM, Saturday 26 March 2011, hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour. In 2011 WWF-Australia is encouraging everyone to ‘go beyond the hour’ to help create a more sustainable planet.

About WWF WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. It has close to five million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

* Editors’ note: AMR survey conducted across Australia’s major metropolitan regions