“In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity and mutual respect.” —former U.S. president Bill Clinton Canada has a good reputation for receiving people from other parts of the world. Generally speaking, we are compassionate, polite and accommodating to others. … [Read more...]
Do we treat refugees and immigrants as second-class?
October 3, 2012 by Major Juan Burry Leave a Comment
Over a hundred people met at Jackson’s Point camp on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada for the second annual Hispanic family camp from July 30 to August 3, 2012.
August 20, 2012 Leave a Comment
Over a hundred people met at Jackson’s Point camp on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada for the second annual Hispanic family camp from July 30 to August 3, 2012. For many of the Spanish speaking delegates it was the first time experiencing a Christian camp, and the dynamics were powerful to see as God was at work. Not only did delegates find new life in Christ, but relationships between parents … [Read more...]
God calls us to break down the barriers that foster discrimination and intolerance.
May 22, 2012 by Rochelle McAlister 5 Comments
One of the interesting things about Christianity is that you can spend your entire life studying it and still not exhaust its riches, yet even a child can grasp the essence of the gospel. Basically, following Jesus is about loving God with everything that we are, and loving our neighbours just as much as we love ourselves. When questioned about the greatest commandment, “Jesus replied: … [Read more...]
The colour of our skin often determines whether we are treated with respect or discrimination
December 9, 2011 by Major Cathie Harris Leave a Comment
I have a confession to make. I wear an invisible backpack that has special powers.* When I put it on, people treat me with respect. Security personnel never follow me around a store while I shop. No one yells racial slurs at me as I walk along the street. I didn’t purchase this invisible backpack, nor do I deserve it. I’m embarrassed to say that it comes with being born white. To be honest, … [Read more...]
This Sunday will mark a decade since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in New York City and Washington, D.C. Here are some reflections that have stirred in my mind and heart as we approach this sad anniversary.
September 8, 2011 by Captain Mark Braye 4 Comments
Where were you on Tuesday, September 11, 2001? I was in high school. During my law class in the morning, a student who had left the room came back and told us what was happening. Like the rest of the world, we were shocked and terrified. I’ve been to New York City twice in my life; pre-9/11 and post 9/11. Both visits were very different in experience and feeling. My first visit was filled … [Read more...]
Society tells us there are many paths to God. How do we respect other religions without compromising the gospel message?
July 22, 2011 6 Comments
Born and raised on the island of Newfoundland, I completed my officer training in St. John’s and had my first two appointments in small Newfoundland communities. Wherever I went as a Salvation Army officer, I encountered Christians—either devout Christians or people who were affiliated with a Christian denomination. So, when I sang the national anthem and asked God to “keep our land glorious … [Read more...]
Sally’s Book Club, an initiative of Spryfield Community Church, Halifax, provides a fellowship opportunity that involves reading and discussing African-Canadian literature.
May 3, 2011 by Julia Hosking 2 Comments
Every second Saturday, since January this year, 12 people gather at The Salvation Army’s Spryfield Community Church, Halifax, with Lieutenant Rob Jeffery, corps officer. They are there for Sally’s Book Club. Before the meeting, members of the group have, in the previous two weeks, devoured either a book written by an African-Canadian or one that explores African-Canadian … [Read more...]
The Army is committed to ministering to rural communities, newcomers to Canada and the marginalized in urban centres
May 20, 2010 Leave a Comment
From the DC’s Desk All Salvationists and friends of the Ontario Central-East Division are delighted to warmly greet fellow labourers with Christ throughout the Canada and Bermuda Territory. My wife, Myra, and I are writing this from IHQ, London, England, in the last few days before we return home to join you in the “good fight of faith.” Here, we have been repeatedly reminded through our … [Read more...]
General Shaw Clifton challenges Salvationists not to neglect their holiness roots
April 28, 2010 General Shaw Clifton interviewed by John McAlister 1 Comment
As the world leader of The Salvation Army, General Shaw Clifton gives overall direction, develops international policy and ensures the integrity of the Movement. Together with his wife, Commissioner Helen Clifton, World President of Women’s Ministries, General Clifton travels worldwide to visit countries where The Salvation Army is active, providing encouragement and inspiration to his fellow … [Read more...]