On 1 February, The Salvation Army announced that Canadian-born Commissioner Linda Bond has been elected as its new international leader and 19th General.
There were many sacred moments at the 2011 High Council on Sunday 30 January – from the joyous African style dancing, enthusiastic singing and fervent praying in many languages during worship, to the candidates’ humility when addressing the council.
There are nine candidates standing for election for The Salvation Army’s nineteenth General, where applicable, each of the candidates’ spouses affirmed their support regarding their husband’s candidacy.
The Salvation Army in Australia is assisting people affected by well-publicised flooding in Queensland and New South Wales but now Victoria has been hit with some of the worst floods in the state's history.
While The Salvation Army in Queensland, Australia, continues to provide assistance to people affected by the region's catastrophic floods it is also having to assess and clean up its own buildings.
The Salvation Army's response to flooding and landslides in Brazil – now known to have killed more than 650 people – is growing by the day.
In just 37 seconds on 12 January 2010, Haiti was changed forever when a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country.
As the cholera death toll in Haiti approaches 3,500 people, The Salvation Army continues to provide treatment to those who have been infected and prevention support to the wider community.
Salvation Army emergency services personnel have been working around the clock in their relief effort to help tens of thousands of people impacted by an ‘unprecedented’ flood crisis in central and south-east Queensland.