Beyond the Rack

An inside look at how Salvation Army thrift stores reduce, reuse and recycle.

The textile industry is one of the fastest-growing and highest waste-producing industries in the world. Short trend cycles and high consumption are leading to the rapid disposal of used goods, of which half could be re-used and a quarter could be recycled, according to the Textile Waste Reduction Strategy Act. And although it is a global

The Resurrection Age

What it means to have an Easter faith.


The Easter season encompasses three major events from the New Testament narratives—Jesus’ Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost. 

The Weight of Gethsemane

In the face of unimaginable pain, Jesus refused to abandon God’s will.


The image of a gethsemane has stood the test of time as a metaphor to describe the lonely, intentional journey of Jesus as he approached his final night of prayer in preparation for his imminent arrest and Crucifixion. 

Winter Storm Social Services Response Recognized by Prime Minister

Army responds after record snowfall in Sydney, N.S.

Sydney, N.S., saw record snowfall in February when a multiple-day winter storm dropped more than 150 centimetres. The Salvation Army responded by providing spiritual and emotional support, and packing and distributing emergency food hampers in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) and the Provincial Incident Management Team.

New Divisions Celebrate the Presentation of Divisional Flags

Atlantic and Prairies and Northern Territories divisions dedicate flags after the official merger in January.

Following the official merging of divisions in January, The Salvation Army celebrated the installation of new leaders and the presentation of divisional flags for the Atlantic and Prairies and Northern Territories divisions. “Having fresh and visionary leadership is essential for the future of the new Prairies and Northern Territories

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Remembering Daniel

In Orillia, Ont., The Salvation Army’s street ministry team provides a glimmer of hope to the vulnerable, homeless and lost.

Faith & Friends

The Salvation Army in Orillia, Ont., has been running a weekly street ministry since 2016, providing essential help to vulnerable people. They help an average of 200 people each Friday. In 2023, they served more than 9,000 meals. While hot meals are the focus of the program, there is also an emphasis on additional support, such as providing thrift store vouchers, toiletries and sleeping bags. 

The Face Behind the Shield

Vernon Miike's career as a thrift store manager informed his portrait of Salvation Army co-founder General William Booth.

Faith & Friends

There's a story behind the painting of Salvation Army co-Founder General William Booth that is in the office of Ted Troughton, National Recycling Operations managing director. managing director.The work of Vernon Miike, manager of The Salvation Army’s thrift store in Oakville, it is a fusion of passion and purpose.

A Helping Hand in Halifax

Street ministry provides meals for those “living rough.”

Faith & Friends

While there are various organizations helping people who are experiencing homelessness, The Salvation Army’s Halifax West Community Church has made it its mission to provide hot meals through a street ministry in areas that don’t receive much attention. 

Education for All

What is schooling for?

Opinion & Critical Thought

Christians need a newspaper in one hand and a Bible in the other— according to theologian Karl Barth. In our Talking It Over series, James Read invites thoughtful Salvationists from around the world to reflect on moral and ethical issues. Here, he speaks with Howard Dalziel about education. 

No One Can Do It All

Working together is always better.

Opinion & Critical Thought

"...remember this: you were not created to do it all and have every spiritual gifting. In your marriage, lean on your spouse and their giftings. With your kids, do the work of helping them discover their own spiritual giftings. Humbly investigate your own."

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