Fight for Freedom: God’s Footprint in the Mess
January 11, 2022, 11 a.m. (PST) / 1 p.m. (CMT) / 2 p.m. (EST)
Often The Salvation Army is described as a Faith Based Organization (FBO). We’ve become known organizationally as those involved in social issues who happen to be a people of faith. This webinar will go beyond our FBO label by focusing on more of our “base of faith” then our organizational status. In this webinar, we will explore the following key principles of faith that will aid in developing our foundation of critical engage in modern slavery and human trafficking response work:
- Jesus as our social activist
- God as one who loves justice
- The Salvation Army as a dynamism of historic courage
- “Living right while righting wrongs”
The outcomes of this webinar are meant to provide spiritual formation alongside appropriate transformational process and systems.
Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan
Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto where, following high school, she trained as a social services worker. Prior to entering The Salvation Army Training College in 1973, she served as a social service worker in Metropolitan Toronto Community Services and later as Director of Social Services with The Salvation Army in the City of North York, Ontario and as a corps assistant, with a congregation in Toronto.
From 1975 to 2012, Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan served as a Salvation Army officer in a variety of appointments in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States. The range of her experience, from front-line ministry to senior administrative leadership has been motivated by her deep commitment to the Gospel and to social justice. Through all of her appointments, she was actively engaged in promoting social justice, including the establishment of The Salvation Army’s International Social Justice Commission.
In July 2012, following retirement from The Salvation Army, Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan was selected by the World Evangelical Alliance to serve as their Senior Advisor for Social Justice. While serving with the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) as Associate Secretary General for Public Engagement, Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan oversaw the work of the WEA United Nations teams in Geneva and New York inclusive of WEA networks in the fields of Refugees, Climate Change, Humanitarian Advocacy, Peace & Reconciliation, Human Trafficking and Health and Healing. She continues with the WEA as a Senior Advisor – Social Justice while chairing their Global Task Force on Human Trafficking and representing the WEA at the United Nations. Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan sits on various boards and advises organizations in discerning strategic ways forward in fulfilling impactful influence through paradigms of integral mission while emphasizing intentional relationships of integrity. This includes an appointment by the United Nations to serve on the UN Multi-Faith Advisory Council.