Review: “…challenging, inspiring, exciting and “Army”!” Guest post by Commissioner Birgitte Brekke-Clifton

go hereMarching Towards Justice‘ is the best publication I have read in a long time.  It is challenging, inspiring, exciting and “Army”!

watch SubstandardFullSizeRenderIt gives us glimpses of ‘the heroic stories of the past’: the early Salvation Army – ‘a revolutionary movement seeking to turn the world upside down – an Army born for justice-seeking’.  In doing so, it gives us a timely reminder of who we were raised up to be and what we were raised up to do.

The chapter on methodology is excellent and should be read and lived out by every Corps/ Centre in the Army world. It lists four key essential elements necessary to be successful in transforming neighbourhoods:

  1. enter site Visitation: this is ‘at the very heart of Salvationist practice’.  From my own experience, I know that there is nothing better than meeting people in their homes. Building relationships this way is key to ‘success’.
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  3. que preguntas puedo hacer para conocer a un chico Training and Development:  The pamphlet does not suggest training about ideologies, nor training advocates, nor training programme directors.  Rather our training should lead people to think for themselves, to find their own voice, and to act for themselves.  It is rooted in the belief that every person, no matter their circumstances, has the capacity to act for change.
  4. funktioniert bdswiss Public Action: This section is about more than just praying, getting informed, and getting others informed.  It is about actually go going and come si usa bswiss com doing.  Through wisdom, research, and being prophetic – a wonderful ‘mix’ of our practice and reliance on God – he speaks and works through us.

adalat utrogestan 100mg These four elements are not just theory – they work. The wonderful stories in the last chapter are proof of that.  This publication is written by four ‘blood and fire’ Salvation Army officers – Majors Kerry and Nick Coke and Lieutenants Naomi and John Clifton – who practise what they preach and put their beliefs into action.

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Commissioner Birgitte Brekke-Clifton is the International Secretary for Europe, IHQ, and co-founder of Others, a Salvation Army social enterprise.


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