Social justice and peacemaking

In the UK and Ireland

Scottish Government building
We have a role to play in advocating for those who struggle to be seen and heard. 

At a national level, our Public Affairs Unit (PAU) speaks to the people who make decisions that affect us all.

As a movement we are non-partisan, which means we do not favour any particular party. However, as Christian activist and author Shane Claiborne says in Red Letter Christianity:

‘To be non-partisan doesn’t mean we’re non-political. 

‘We should refuse to get sucked into political camps and insist on pulling the best out of them all.  That’s what Jesus did – challenge the worst of each camp and pull out the best of each. ’

(Claiborne and Campolo, 2013, p189)

Key policy areas

The PAU focuses on three key policy areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Modern slavery
  • Employment and social security

The scale of the work we do in corps and centres in these areas across the territory means we have significant evidence of social issues and experience of supporting vulnerable and marginalised people.

The PAU uses this evidence and experience to add our voice to government conversations, advocating for those with whom we work and proposing ways decision makers can change situations for the better.

Campaigning and policy

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Captain Marion Rouffet highlights the role of the Army’s Public Affairs Unit and the biblical basis for its work.

Captain Marion Rouffet highlights the biblical basis for the Army’s response to modern slavery.

We speak into areas of public policy to support change for the benefit of some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.