03 Sep 2017

Relevents: Marchon Noon

Marchon Noon, program coordinator for The Salvation Army’s RISE (Recovering Individuals from Sexual Exploitation) program in Toledo, Ohio, talks about the book of Isaiah, how a long commute can be

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03 Sep 2017

For Self and Others

Last year when I received my appointments as both Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development and the Territorial Social Justice Consultant, someone said, “Spiritual Life Development is an internal process

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03 Sep 2017

Pornography

The Greek root for pornography is porne—“female captives”—and implies sex for aggression, degradation, and abuse. Today, it more broadly references sexually explicit images and literature. The accessibility of the internet

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03 Sep 2017

The Legacy of Martin Luther

Scrupulous, cantankerous, and titanic are words used to describe Martin Luther. We shouldn’t be surprised. One church leader snorted, “He is a demon in the appearance of a man!” Another

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03 Sep 2017

The Fight Against Human Trafficking

“You will do anything to feel like his everything. And he promises you everything. And the things he convinces you to do, they don’t seem that bad if afterwards he

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02 Sep 2017

The Daughters of God

Amid the pulsating rock music and flashing strobe lights of a New Hampshire strip club, exotic dancers perform on stage. The club’s clientele are men, but on this night, two

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02 Sep 2017

Doors to Salvation

An hour before the doors open, there’s already a line of women waiting on the sidewalk outside the Salvation Army’s “New Day Drop–In Center” in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

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02 Sep 2017

The Healing Power of Restoration Ink

For victims of human trafficking, physical marks come in a variety of forms. Some are scars from drug use that often accompany such a lifestyle. Other marks result from acts

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02 Sep 2017

Finding a Way Out

Combating human trafficking The official Salvation Army statement on human trafficking: The Salvation Army is deeply committed to the modern–day fight against human trafficking (for sexual and labor purposes) and

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02 Sep 2017

A drink from The Well

It was Jenny’s idea. “No one who comes to The Well* should have to drink from a paper cup,” she said. “It’s so temporary. So disposable. So impersonal. No. Every

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02 Sep 2017

Does anyone care?

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” — Bishop Desmond Tutu It all started so innocently for

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01 Sep 2017

Freedom for the Captives

Long ago the prophet Isaiah said, “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has

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