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  • From Surviving to Thriving

    New Salvation Army barista program helps move women beyond human trafficking. September 20, 2017 by Joyce Starr Macias
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    Faith & Friends
    Human-trafficking survivors may find it difficult to get back into mainstream society due to their lack of day-to-day living skills and the need for employment training. The Salvation Army in Canada is helping to meet those needs by providing safe housing, counselling and job training.
  • Cowpocalypse Now

    When it comes to tornadoes, keep calm and mow on. September 13, 2017 by Phil Callaway
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    Faith & Friends
    We live in the small town of Three Hills, Alta., population 3,500—if you count cats. Nothing happens here. Until a stormy day this past June when my son, Steve, looked through the window and saw a tornado moving in the general direction of our house.

  • Thrifty Thinking

    Inspired by a class project, students mobilize to help others. September 6, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    A trio of Grade 7 students attending Rick Hansen Public School in Aurora, Ont., turned a school project into a way of helping their community.
  • Talking Points

    When it comes to religion, most people need to see a sermon, not hear one. August 23, 2017 by Phil Callaway
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    Faith & Friends
    I'm told that more people fear public speaking than snakes. Which is a little bit odd. I mean, when was the last time you saw someone walking through the jungle just stop and yell, “Look out! A microphone!”?
  • A Furry Gift From God

    I was not a cat person -- until Squibby purred her way into my life. August 16, 2017 by Mildred Jarvis
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    Faith & Friends
    One Saturday morning, my son brought Squibby to my home and an unexpected friendship formed.
  • "I Was in Satan's Choice"

    A Bible started ex-biker Mark "The Hammer" Carlos on a new road. August 9, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    Mark Carlos wasn't nicknamed "the Hammer" by his biker associates for nothing.
  • Marathon Man

    More than fitness was involved in my running of the London Marathon. August 2, 2017 by Major Wayne Bungay
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    Faith & Friends
    I’d wanted to run a marathon in my brother's memory, and my sights were set on the London Marathon in April.
  • The Life Aquatic

    For swimmer Jillian Friesen, practising faith is more important than practising strokes. July 26, 2017 by Jayne Thurber-Smith
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    Faith & Friends
    How does 15-year-old swimmer Jillian Friesen train devotedly all year round, even though there is no indoor pool facility in her hometown of Arborg, Manitoba?
  • Dunkirk

    When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them. July 21, 2017 by Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton
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    Faith & Friends
    Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, out in theatres this month, recreates a turning point in the Second World War.
  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    The Salvation Army’s SNOW Night in Winnipeg helps women in the sex trade find a safe place. July 12, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
    Filed Under:
    Faith & Friends
    Most of us take for granted the opportunity to have a fun night out, share a laugh with our friends or even just hang out in our pyjamas at home. But for many marginalized women working in the sex industry, this isn’t their reality. This is why The Salvation Army in Winnipeg created SNOW Night.