World leader of The Salvation Army General Brian Peddle delivered the keynote address at the March 2019 meeting of the movement’s International Moral and Social Issues Council (IMASIC). The General called on all present to find more ways to be effective in engaging Salvationists and the wider Salvation Army in the issues of the day. The General thanked everyone who has worked on these critical matters in the past but urged those attending the meeting to find new approaches to help Salvationists and The Salvation Army speak faithfully into our complex world.
30 people from 24 territories and commands of the Army (including the Hong Kong and Macau Command) also reviewed the work done in the past 10 years by IMASIC and territorial moral and social issues bodies.
A new format for International Positional Statements was released at the meeting. Most of these documents are now freely available in Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, German, French and English on the ISJC website(。