The Salvation Army is helping to bring food security to those without.
by Major Heather MatondoFaith & Friends
October 16 has been designated by the UN as World Food Day. This comes just days after Thanksgiving, when many of us sat with family and enjoyed a large meal together. Maybe this year we will not only give thanks for what we have bu also reflect on the millions of people around the world who have far less than we do. As you will read, The Salvation Army's international development department is involved in many projects around the world, bringing food security to individuals and families.
Sharing hope and encouragement, one double-double at a time.
by Giselle RandallFaith & Friends
In October 2019, Major Morgan Hillier, the Salvation Army pastor at Mount Pearl Corps, N.L., met a friend for coffee at a Tim Hortons. “He was going through some challenges. As we were talking, I gave him some advice, which I wrote on a napkin,” says Major Morgan. Wondering if others would find it useful as well, he snapped a picture
It’s that time of year again. In the midst of all that our world has experienced and continues to wrestle with, we are invited to the table to give thanks together. We pause to celebrate the blessings and to hear again God’s invitation to be a people who bless. Before the arrival of European settlers, First Nations across Turtle Island— how
October 5 is recognized by the United Nations as World Teacher’s Day. The Salvation Army has established more than 3,000 schools worldwide, employing over 18,000 teachers who provide high-quality education to nearly 600,000 students.
It’s not something we often talk about. In North America, 15-20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage and one in eight couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. While infertility, pregnancy and infant loss are often ignored by our culture, they are not ignored by God.
May we never forget the names of the children who attended Indian residential schools.
by Captain Laura Van SchaickOpinion & Critical Thought
Through the wearing of orange shirts, the colouring of artistic eagle feathers, the placing of small pairs of shoes along stairways and lantern-lit pathways, in conversations shared and stories learned, in lamenting hearts and acts of justice, we are remembering the thousands of children we had previously ignored.
The Salvation Army honours the survivors of residential schools through Orange Shirt Day.
by Giselle RandallFeature
“The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda is supporting Orange Shirt Day as part of our overall journey of reconciliation,” says Commissioner Floyd Tidd, territorial commander. “We believe the core message of this day, that ‘Every Child Matters,’ and we stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples in this initiative.”