News and stories from The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory.
General Brian Peddle at the International Conference of Leaders
This week, leaders of The Salvation Army’s 58 territories and commands have gathered in Vancouver for the International Conference of Leaders (ICL). This is the first in-person gathering of leaders since 2017, and the first under the leadership of General Brian Peddle.
In this episode, General Peddle gives us a behind the scenes look at the ICL—what’s on the agenda, how decisions are made and how Salvationists can stay informed about the proceedings.
Salvation Army Upcycle Program An Innovative Twist on Thrifting
In Maple Ridge, B.C., The Salvation Army recently launched a program called UpCycle. Every Tuesday and Thursday, members of the community can come to the UpCycle trailer and trade in their old items for gently used ones. No money required.
Richard McAfee, Genesis caseworker at The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, shares how the program came about and how it's helping people recovering from addictions.
Cadet Gladis Koshkarian Shares Her Call to Salvation Army Officership
In this episode of the Salvationist podcast, new Cadet Gladis Koshkarian shares her journey to Salvation Army officership—a journey that spans the globe, from Syria to Lebanon, to Canada and Calgary. She shares what she’s enjoyed most about working for The Salvation Army so far and why she’s excited to take the next step into full-time ministry.
Captain Crystal Porter, assistant territorial Indigenous ministries consultant and divisional youth secretary, Prairie Division
In episode 7 of the Salvationist Podcast, host Brandon Laird speaks with Captain Crystal Porter, assistant territorial Indigenous ministries consultant and divisional youth secretary, Prairie Division, about her journey to reclaim her Indigenous identity, and how the craft of beading has connected her to the land and to her Indigenous community.
Colonel Evie Diaz, new Chief Secretary
As of May 1, Colonel Evie Diaz takes up her new appointment as the chief secretary of the Canada and Bermuda Territory. She most recently served as the chief secretary for The Salvation Army at International Headquarters. In this podcast, shares her personal story, her perspective on leadership and her hopes for the future of the Army.
Wesley Studies Symposium
Today we are going to talk with Dr. Joel Thiessen, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University, and Dr. James Pedlar, Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian Chair of Wesley Studies, Associate Professor of Theology, Tyndale Seminary about the upcoming 2021 Wesley Studies Symposium that is online this year.
Link to: 2021 Wesley Symposium
Signs of Life: Catholic, Mainline, and Conservative Protestant Congregations in Canada by Bill McAlpine, Joel Thiessen, Keith Walker, Arch Chee Keen Wong
More information: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1990103022/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_2WS6WQJ1352EQ0B2DXP8