Sanction the Salvation Army

[Photo: Sinister Pics]

[Photo: Sinister Pics]

Just one of the actions taking place for the Week of Action vs. Workfare and Sanctions on 25 April – 2 May

Saturday 2nd May, 12noon – 1.30pm, Salvation Army International HQ by Millennium Bridge, London

Praised by the government for “holding the line” on workfare, the Salvation Army is one of the few national charities still to use compulsory unpaid work placements.

Being involved in workfare means being responsible for sanctions – benefit stoppages which leave people with nothing to live on. Sanctions are driving food poverty in the UK. So it’s a mystery how Salvation Army – which also runs foodbanks – can justify its involvement in the sanctions regime.

On Saturday 2nd May, come and shame Salvation Army into joining the tens of charities to pull out of workfare. Take part in a visual action outside their international headquarters by millennium bridge near St Paul’s between 12 noon and 1.30pm.

Bring a placard or poster with a sanctions story, fact or example. Show just what a grotesque system the Salvation Army is supporting!

Can’t make it? Keep up the pressure online:

Contact the Salvation Army UK on Facebook and on Twitter: 

They can be telephoned on (020) 7367 4500 or emailed at:

The Salvation Army’s youth section are on facebook here.


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Maybe the ultimate leader of the Salvation Army, the Son of God, Jesus Christ CEO might better tell the Salvation Army against workfare.

James 2:14-18
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not want,
but he who hides his eyes
will get many a curse.

Proverbs 14:31
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker,
but he who is
generous to the needy honors him.

Jeffery Davies

You see the greed you see the deaf ears to whot they do they are smitten by that greed yet blinded by their deeds

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