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New Love: Internationalism

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New LoveThis week we continue on in conversation about the book ‘New Love’ that wrestles around with the idea of holy living (or living like Jesus). It’s a book that Canadian delegates attending The Salvation Army World Youth Convention – Raised Up – in Sweden July 15-18, 2010 are reading pre-trip.

Not going? That doesn’t matter! Read along with us online here and join in the conversation below.

This week’s conversation is based around the topic of Internationalism. Here are some questions to drive conversation based upon this week’s reading.

  1. What things struck a chord with you when you were reading? Why did it stand out? What did it make you think and feel?
  2. In the North American church, are there ways in words, attitudes or actions that might be construed as communicating racial superiority?
  3. What does healthy and/or unhealthy patriotism look like?
  4. If you could be honest, during the war on Iraq how did you feel towards Iraqi people and/or muslims?

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  • Pearlanne

    The thing that stuck out to me most in this section is that “Salvationism teaches that Christians are citizens of the world before they are citizens of their own countries.” I think that this idea is very important and comes into play in everything from spreading God’s love to Environmental Sustainability. I know that on a personal note I need to take hold more firmly of this aspect of Salvationism by more actively becoming aware of what is going on in different countries around the world. It is so easy to turn a blind eye to what is going on far away and it is my goal to become more knowledgeable of the goings on both in and outside of the Salvation Army world.

    Also, the quote that was used in this section is probably one of my favourite William Booth quotes,

    “All lands are my fatherland, for all lands are my Father’s.”