The Salvation Army celebrated the official opening of its newly renovated Bethany Hope Centre in Ottawa in February. “We were delighted to welcome the community to visit our new centre and learn about all the programs and services it has to offer,” says Major Brenda Smith, executive director. The Bethany Hope Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and parenting youth and their … [Read more...]
Centre provides programs that care for pregnant and parenting youth and their children.
April 3, 2013 Leave a Comment
In a new book, Rachel Held Evans shares her experience of trying to take the Bible’s commands for women literally for one year.
January 7, 2013 by Kristin Fryer 2 Comments
When I first heard about A Year of Biblical Womanhood, I was intrigued. The book chronicles Rachel Held Evans’ attempt to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible for a year, including not cutting her hair, calling her husband “master” and keeping silent in church. Beyond the novelty factor, the experiment is a significant undertaking. Biblical womanhood … [Read more...]
Rachel Held Evans discusses her new book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood.
December 21, 2012 Interview by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
For one year, evangelical blogger Rachel Held Evans vowed to take all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible--including not cutting her hair, calling her husband “master” and keeping silent in church--and she chronicled her experiences in A Year of Biblical Womanhood. Staff writer Kristin Fryer spoke to Evans about the book, the Bible and what it means to be a "woman … [Read more...]
Should we embrace the use of gender-inclusive language in modern Bible translations?
March 14, 2012 by Major Cathie Harris and Kristin Fryer 8 Comments
YES. While the Bible was written thousands of years ago, its message is timeless and intended for all people. As such, we should be open to translations of the Bible that speak to all genders. BY MAJOR CATHIE HARRIS Should we adopt the use of gender-inclusive language in The Salvation Army? Absolutely! When we are speaking or writing we should use language that includes everyone. For … [Read more...]
Throughout his ministry, Jesus promoted the dignity and equality of women. He affirmed, honoured and encouraged them in their faith, gave them dignity, equality and value, and talked about them to men as positive examples of faith.
September 7, 2011 by Major Danielle Strickland 1 Comment
Jesus vigorously promoted the dignity and equality of women in the midst of a male-dominated society. This is an amazing thing. Considering most, if not all of the rabbis, plus the Pharisees, the Romans, the laws and the customs, were united in their horrible treatment of women, Jesus really stands out. In every interaction Jesus had with women he showed respect toward them and treated them as … [Read more...]
Fashion parade and story of a breast cancer survivor were the highlights at women’s event in Nova Scotia
August 29, 2011 by Julia Hosking Leave a Comment
For the past four years, women of the community surrounding Glace Bay, N.S., have gathered on an annual basis for Ladies Night Out. “We had 190 women attend this year,” said Captain Lesley Simms, then corps officer, Glace Bay – Circuit with New Waterford Corps, “and the majority are from the community. Ladies Night Out began so women within the church would reach out to their friends … [Read more...]
In Vancouver, three Salvation Army ministries offer women support and a chance for new beginnings
September 16, 2010 by Melissa Walter Leave a Comment
Overcoming Addictions At the Vancouver Homestead, women begin new lives free from drugs and alcohol In some ways, the stories that emerge from the Vancouver Homestead are the same as one might hear from any addictions facility. One resident is clean for the first time in 30 years. Another returns to school and then to work. Others are reunited with family and children. But there’s another … [Read more...]
The world’s religious leaders to send moral message to G8 and G20 political leaders
May 4, 2010 2 Comments
Since 2005, a World Religions Summit has met in conjunction with G8 meetings to offer a faith perspective to the leaders of the world’s most powerful countries. This June, the G8 and G20 will be meeting in Canada. The World Religions Summit, with international representatives from all of the world’s major religions, is scheduled for June 21-23 at the University of Winnipeg. The Canadian … [Read more...]
The change is an affirmation of the equal role that women leaders play in the Army’s worldwide ministry
March 1, 2010 4 Comments
General Shaw Clifton, international leader of The Salvation Army, announced today that the membership of the High Council, the body which elects the Army’s worldwide leader, has been expanded to include all officers holding the appointment of Territorial President of Women's Ministries. 'This is an important moment for The Salvation Army,' said General Clifton. 'Although the number of members … [Read more...]