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Mar13TueDr. James Read, executive director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, has been appointed to the Army's International Doctrine Council March 13, 2012
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.
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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.