The International Moral and Social Issues Council (IMASIC) met at Sunbury Court, near London, under the leadership of the new Chair, Commissioner Robert Donaldson (New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory). Two new members were also welcomed to their first meeting - Commissioner Debi Bell (USA Southern Territory) and Dr Felistas Mahzude (Zimbabwe Territory).
Imasic meets face-to-face twice a year for three days at a time. At this latest meeting the members worked on a wide range of issues, including The Salvation Army's relationship with the Church, state and civil society; older people; alcohol in society; sexuality; peacemaking; and human dignity.
One of the IMASIC's primary purposes is to formulate The Salvation Army's International Positional Statements. The current statements are available here: www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/positionalstatements