• Marching in WorldPride support
A group of more than 40 people, including employees and friends, marched behind The Salvation Army’s Red Shield and its five inclusion icons as they crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge into the city during the WorldPride march on Sunday 5 March.
After the march, a praise and worship service took place at the Army’s Sydney Streetlevel Mission.
This was the second Pride March The Salvation Army has participated in this year, the first being the Midsumma Festival Pride March in Melbourne in February. The Salvation Army’s Social Mission team has been participating in the Melbourne event since 2016, but this was the first year the team officially marched under the Army’s Red Shield and inclusion icons.
Colonel Winsome Merrett, Chief Secretary, said The Salvation Army’s presence at these events aimed to demonstrate that it is inclusive in its social and community services programs.
Major Paul Moulds, Team Leader at Greater West Salvos (Sydney) and Captain Kris Halliday, Team Leader at Brunswick/Richmond (Melbourne), led the Salvation Army's participation at the Sydney event.