Emergency Food Distributions in Nigeria ‘Restore Hope for Living’

CONFLICT in north-eastern Nigeria has had a devastating effect in the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Resulting food shortages have led to nutritional insecurity, with millions of people severely affected. In the least-accessible and worst-affected areas, more than 45,000 people are experiencing famine-like conditions and severe hunger. The Salvation Army is supporting more[…]

First Copies of New William Booth Biography Roll Off Press

THE publication by Salvation Books of a new two-volume biography of Salvation Army Founder William Booth was preceded by the delivery of the first copies of the book to International Headquarters (IHQ). Author Gordon Taylor was present to receive them ‘hot off the press’. IHQ Literary Secretary and Managing Editor Paul Mortlock welcomed Gordon to ‘101’[…]

‘Don’t be afraid’: General Brian Peddle presents 2019 Easter message

INTERNATIONAL leader of The Salvation Army, General Brian Peddle, uses his 2019 Easter message to reflect on numerous biblical imperatives to ‘not be afraid’. At a time when world events include natural disasters which cause understandable trepidation and terrorist attacks which are intended to engender fear, the General’s message observes that ‘often that fear is[…]

General Peddle Encourages The Salvation Army to Faithfully and Effectively Engage With Complex Moral and Social Issues

WORLD leader of The Salvation Army General Brian Peddle delivered the keynote address at the March 2019 meeting of the movement’s International Moral and Social Issues Council (IMASIC). The meeting included, for the first time, chairpersons of territorial councils that address moral and social issues. Also present were representatives from Salvation Army territories who are[…]

Visions of Hope for Travellers: Salvation Army Delegates Take Part in Church of England Synod Event

FOUR members of The Salvation Army’s European Roma Mission Network attended a recent Church of England Synod debate entitled ‘Mission and Ministry Among Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Communities’*. A parallel meeting, organised by the ecumenical Churches Network for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, and attended by members of the Synod, sought to address how the Church[…]

The Salvation Army in Australia responds as record rainfall inundates parts of Queensland

THE Salvation Army in Australia is responding after severe rain caused major flooding in northern Queensland. In the coastal city of Townsville, the monsoon downpour amounted to in excess of one metre of rainfall, more than 20 times the average for the time of year. Once the rainfall had stopped, The Salvation Army’s Outback Flying Service[…]

International Headquarters Women’s Ministries launch ‘On the Way to Heaven’ Bible Studies

HEAVEN is the theme of a new 12-part series of Bible studies for 2019 from The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters Women’s Ministries team. ‘On the Way to Heaven’ is inspired by the text of Philippians 3:20 (‘our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ’), and each[…]

The Twelve Days of Refugee Christmas

CHRISTMAS may be considerably different for refugees finding themselves in a country and culture alien to their own this year. But as Salvation Army aid worker Lieutenant Paula Mendes reflects, even in the darkness solidarity, goodness, love and empathy prevail. This is a true story of Christ revealed for those who have eyes to see…[…]


HOPE and transformation found in a personal relationship with Jesus are the hallmarks of General Brian Peddle’s first Christmas message as world leader of The Salvation Army. In his video address – available on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GeneralBPeddle), YouTube and downloadable from Vimeo – he speaks of Jesus, who he describes as ‘all about justice,[…]