The Salvation Army Australia is an international Christian movement, united by faith and giving hope where it’s needed most. Across Australia – in cities, country towns and rural communities – our work touches every demographic and age group. We’re involved in national issues while also bringing hope to people who may be experiencing hardship or injustice.
Since our foundations in nineteenth century London, we express our faith in charitable work to provide both the spiritual and the social support. We believe that with one hand we reach out to God and with the other we reach out to the world.
Commitment to Reconciliation
The Salvation Army recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia. Our vision for reconciliation is to be a faith movement committed to equity, freedom and the righting of injustice.
We respect, value and acknowledge the traditions, spiritualities and languages of the oldest living cultural history in the world. We’re intentional about engaging inunified and positive relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.
The Salvation Army in Australia has launched its first national Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Thursday 3 December 2020. Find out more about our commitment to respectful relationships and the mutual flourishing of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in our Reconciliation Action Plan.
Commitment to inclusion
The Salvation Army is committed to seeking reconciliation, unity and equity throughout Australia. We value all people - regardless of age, culture, capacity, language spoken, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
We aim to provide safe, welcoming and fully inclusive programs to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Our Salvation Army mission, worldwide, is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name with love and without discrimination.
We recognise and are sensitive to the needs of people who often find it difficult to access and use services in times of crisis. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people who identify as LGBTIQA+, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities.
The Salvation Army believes all people deserve compassion, dignity, hope and respect. We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people of all ages, particularly children.
Our Salvation Army values are: