Coronavirus Pandemic: The Salvation Army Connected and Continuing to Serve

The Salvation Army is continuing to meet human needs around the world, despite the challenges of providing essential services when faced with the wide-ranging restrictions being enforced to quash the spread of COVID-19 (also known as SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus). In line with prevailing World Health Organization advice and in compliance with instructions issued by national health[…]

The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle Make Historic First Visit to Botswana

SALVATIONISTS and friends were overjoyed to welcome General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (World President of Women’s Ministries) to Botswana, where they became the first international leaders to visit the country. The General and Commissioner Peddle also spent time in Zimbabwe during the week-long visit to the Zimbabwe and Botswana Territory. In Harare, the visitors[…]

Emergency Team Leaders’ Workshop in Palu, Indonesia, Enables International Sharing and Learning

More than 30 Salvation Army emergency service personnel from around the world gathered in Palu, Indonesia, for a team leaders’ workshop organised by International Emergency Services (IES), under the leadership of Major Alison Thompson (Coordinator, International Emergency Services) and Damaris Frick (Associate Coordinator, International Emergency Services). The workshop had two main focus areas: ‘Safeguarding and[…]

The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle Witness Celebration and Service in India Western Territory

The visit to the India Western Territory by General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (World President of Women’s Ministries) gave them the opportunity to bring challenge and encouragement to Salvationists and friends from Gujurat and Maharashtra and also gain first-hand experience of the challenges faced by The Salvation Army in these regions of India. These[…]

The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle Share and Receive Blessings in India Northern Territory

SALVATIONISTS and friends in the India Northern Territory enjoyed a week of celebration, joy, encouragement, love, transformation and blessing when they welcomed General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (World President of Women’s Ministries). In turn, the visitors were also blessed, through meeting the people and enjoying hospitality, traditional food and the joyous colours of the[…]

Reimagining of International Women’s Ministries to Start with Live-Streamed Launch Event

A CALL for The Salvation Army’s worldwide ministry to women to be fit for purpose for the 21st century is being addressed through what has come to be known as the ‘Reimagining’ of Women’s Ministries. A launch meeting on Wednesday 12 February at International Headquarters in London, led by the World President of Women’s Ministries[…]

International Volunteer Day: World Leader of The Salvation Army Gives Thanks

GENERAL Brian Peddle, the worldwide leader of The Salvation Army, has released a tribute to the many thousands of volunteers who serve others through the movement in 131 countries. Marking the United Nations annual International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2019, the General shares a personal message of thanks to those who ‘wake up ready[…]

Salvation Army Hurricane Dorian Response Adapts to Meet Needs in The Bahamas

TWO months after the devastating Category 5 Hurricane Dorian hit large swathes of The Bahamas, The Salvation Army’s emergency humanitarian response continues. Many evacuees have returned to their storm-damaged homes, while others are staying in government-run shelters, unofficial shelters, private residences or living rough. Relief operations have adapted to meet the changing needs on the[…]

World Leader of The Salvation Army General Brian Peddle meets His Holiness Pope Francis

GENERAL Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle visited the Vatican today for conversation with His Holiness Pope Francis. During the visit, the accompanying delegation – Commissioner Betty Matear, Secretary for International Ecumenical Relations, Lieut-Colonel Massimo Tursi, Officer Commanding Italy and Greece Command and Major David Williamson, Private Secretary to the General – met with Cardinal[…]

Retired General Bramwell H. Tillsley is Promoted to Glory

GENERAL Bramwell H. Tillsley (Retired), The Salvation Army’s 14th international leader, was promoted to Glory on 2 November 2019 from his home at the Army’s Meighen Retirement Residence in Toronto, Canada. Bramwell was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on 18 August 1931 to Salvationists Harold and Doris Tillsley, who had emigrated from England to Canada[…]

Salvation Army Scout Leader Honoured at Celebration Attended by Scouts from 15 Countries

THE 100th anniversary of Salvation Army scouting in France – known since 1941 as Torchbearers – and the 90th anniversary of Salvation Army scouts in Belgium were both celebrated at a 10-day jamboree in France that included the admitting of Philippe Clément to the Order of the Founder – The Salvation Army’s highest honour. Around 400[…]