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    Canadian Appointed to International Doctrine Council

    Dr. James Read, executive director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, has been appointed to the Army's International Doctrine Council March 13, 2012
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    Canadian Dr. James Read, executive director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, has been appointed by General Linda Bond as a member of the Army's International Doctrine Council, which advises Salvation Army leadership, councils and commissions on doctrinal and theological issues.

    In addition to his responsibilities at the Ethics Centre, Read serves as associate professor of philosophy and ethics at Winnipeg's Booth University College and is a senior policy analyst for The Salvation Army's International Social Justice Commission in New York.

    “It was a great surprise and honour for me to be appointed. It means that I will be able to sit at the same table as some of The Salvation Army's premier theologians from around the world and learn from them,” he says. “Theology is about finding ways to talk intelligently about God in terms that make sense of our world and our times.”

    A lifelong Salvationist, Read and his wife, Laurie, have been active members of Winnipeg's Heritage Park Temple for 30 years, where he serves as the corps sergeant-major.

    Canadian Major Wendy Swan, extended learning program director at Booth University College, has been serving on the International Doctrine Council since 2009.

    Comment

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, Major Made Petrus said:

    Dear Dr. James Read.

    Greetings to you from Manado ( North Sulawesi), congratulations for your new appointmnent as the Army’s International Doctrine Council. I pray that God can use you and grant you His wisdom and knowledge.

    Blessings,

    Major Made Petrus

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