Just Salvos E-newsletter – November Edition
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Two important issues for you this month. The much belated sexualisation of children’s pack is here and we hope it is a useful tool when educating yourself and others on this important issue. The packs will be sent in hard copy to all corps, or you can direct people to the website to download the links listed below. The second children’s book ‘Walter Wants Wings’ will be available for purchase from the JustSalvos or Salvationist Supplies in December. The book is a great tool to discuss the issue with children.
The other issue is ethical consumption and will culminate in Abolitionist Sunday on November 20th. There will be more resources coming out on our website throughout the coming weeks, but we wanted to flag the resources out by World Vision for this day (see the links below). We are sorry for the late release of this pack (just waiting on final designs!), but are hoping you will be able to use the information from World Vision on this day, or a day that suits you in the future.
For a quick list of all of our available downloads, please visit http://salvationarmy.org.au/justsalvos/downloads/
Until next month, we pray you will keep strong your passion for the freedom and security of all peoples.
Captain Gen Peterson
Territorial Social Justice Director
Just Salvos Webcasts:
John Falzon (SVDP)
International Social Justice Commission
September Pack – Sexualisation of Children
Seniors Group Curriculum
Just Salvos Webcast – Collette Smart
Just Salvos Webcast Study Guide
Walter Wants Wings Flyer
October Pack - Violence Against Women & Children
Just Salvos Webcast - Bravehearts
Eliminate Violence Against Women Pamphlet
Understanding Family & Domestic Violence
November Pack – Ethical Consumption (Abolitionist Sunday)
Just Salvos Webcast with Steve Cooke
Abolitionist Sunday Video (World Vision)
Church Info & Resource Guide (World Vision)
Bible Study (World Vision)
Sermon Notes (World Vision)
Ethical Shopping (War Cry)
Procurement Guide (Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand)
Just Gifts Christmas Projects
Just Gifts has helped increase the health and wellbeing of thousands of families in some of the poorest communities in the world. Giving a gift from the Just Gifts catalogue this Christmas will not only reduce your shopping frustration, it will go a long way in changing the lives of others who so desperately need our help.
As well as purchasing from the catalogue, you can now team up in your church, workplace, family or friendship group and raise money for a specific community development project. With education as our focus, we have selected three Salvation Army projects and created a total target of $30000, and smaller targets within those projects for smaller fundraising teams.
See this link for more information. http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/corpsresources/post.asp?post=905&ref=fp
Abolitionist Sunday – 20th November 2011
Even though state-sanctioned slavery was outlawed over 200 years ago, human trafficking and slavery remains the third largest illegal industry in the world!
Get your church involved in Abolitionist Sunday this November, by registering online at the link above. Also check out the great resources they have for this upcoming event.
Coming up In November:
International Day for Tolerance
World Toilet Day
Universal Children’s Day
White Ribbon Day
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Buy Nothing Day
Sunday October 30, 2.30pm: Adelaide Benefit Concert Choir
A concert in aid of the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl, at St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral, North Adelaide, 2.30pm.Click here for more information!
Friday December 2, from 8am: Christmas Bowl Badge Day, Adelaide
The annual South AustraliaBadge Day is held in the Adelaide city centre and selected suburbs to raise funds forthe Christmas Bowl. If you would like to be involved as a group coordinator for your church or a volunteer collector on the day, please contact Virginia Macaspac, Act for Peace Development Officer, SA & WA, on (08) 8232 7071 or email@example.com.
Williamstown Church of Christ Christmas Festival
Now in its fifth year, the Williamstown Church of Christ Christmas Festival gives the people of Hobsons Bay, Victoria an opportunity to see past the tinsel and glitter and the busyness of the season to understand the deeper meaning of Christmas. This year, the festival will feature the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl, along with a life sized Advent scene, children’s activities, and more.
The festival runs over seven nights: Wednesday December 14 to Saturday December 17, and Wednesday December 21 to Friday December 23, 6.30 to 9.30pm.
For more information, keep an eye on http://www.willichurch.org.au/index.php.
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