Our Journey

    The Salvation Army acknowledges that we gather and worship on the traditional lands and waters of various Indigenous Nations throughout Canada and Bermuda. In the spirit of reconciliation, we are committed to respectful relationships with the original caretakers of the land.

    We commit ourselves to prayer—to listen and learn and to seek and walk gently with all of our relations.

    The Salvation Army's response to the 94 Calls to Action

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    Of the 94 Calls to Action, only one had a specific deadline, Call to Action #48 was to be completed by March 31, 2016. It called for churches, faith groups and interfaith groups to issue a statement indicating how they will implement the principles, norms, and standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation. On March 30, 2016, The Salvation Army was represented in an ecumenical response. The CAN BDA Territory also issued its own response, indicating that they would be faithful in implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  

    Our Territorial Truth and Reconciliation Committee continues to journey with ensuring that we are faithful in implementing and working at reconciliation. 

    A Journey to Reconciliation

    The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda has committed to a journey of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. It is a journey that many churches across Canada are taking.  

    This booklet provides information and guidance to Salvationists on how to walk this journey of reconciliation and be part of building positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples. Together let us seek God’s direction and blessing as we move forward in reconciliation and relationship building.