Wealth is increasingly and unfairly concentrated among a privileged few. Jesus said: “Watch out! Life does not consist in an abundance of possessions”.
The death toll has risen to more than 2000. 86 church buildings in Palu have been established as aid centres. Pastors ask believers “to pray for strength for their communities to endure in the midst of trauma”.
“Climate change is one of the great moral challenges of our time, it's fantastic to see churches doing their bit to ensure they reduce their impact on the environment”, Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, said.
Salvation Army representative Jostein Nielsen wounded in the Istanbul attack: “Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”
The Salvation Army is gaining worldwide attention for sending up a viral meme about a black and blue (or gold and white!) dress in its new public awareness campaign about violence against women.