Salvation Army

Volunteers Liz and Scott White collect gifts

Salvation Army in Glasgow pays tribute to volunteers helping meet a need at Christmas

The Salvation Army in Glasgow has this week paid tribute to the volunteers who have been giving up their free time to help the most vulnerable in society. As the country gets ready to wind down for Christmas, the Salvation Army is mobilising its recruits to support thousands of people across the city. Through its […]

Salvation Army group launches Scotland election films

Salvation Army group launches Scotland election films

A set of films encouraging people to vote in Scotland’s Holyrood elections in May has been launched by the Salvation Army. Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Roberts who works for the Salvation Army told Premier faith and politics are good partners. He said: “There are things that you can do to prevent issues happening in the first place […]

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Pope Francis thanks Salvation Army for teaching him about Christian unity as a small boy

Pope Francis has revealed that an encounter with the Salvation Army when he was just four years old opened his eyes to ecumenism and Christian unity. Speaking to a delegation of leaders from the Salvation Army in the Vatican, the Pope expressed his hope that “Catholics and Salvationists will continue to render a common witness […]

Salvation Army missionary who transformed lives of leprosy sufferers celebrates 101st birthday

Salvation Army missionary who transformed lives of leprosy sufferers celebrates 101st birthday

A forward-thinking, retired Salvation Army officer and surgeon – who spent a lifetime working overseas, transforming the lives of leprosy sufferers – celebrates his 101st birthday in Hawick on Sunday 13 July 2014. Commissioner (Dr) Harry Williams, who was born in 1913, will commence his celebrations on his birthday with a few friends and family […]

Charities criticise 'ill-thought out' job-seeker plans

Charities criticise ‘ill-thought out’ job-seeker plans

Scotland’s charities have rejected a Coalition Government scheme to make job seekers do unpaid work placements, arguing it undermines the concept of volunteering. The intervention comes as more than 150 organisations across the UK, including Oxfam, Christian Aid, Shelter and the Salvation Army, rally against the initiative under the banner Keep Volunteering Voluntary. Community work […]

Day of champions - primary pupils take part in mini Commonwealth Games

Day of champions – primary pupils take part in mini Commonwealth Games

Pupils at two different faith schools in Glasgow came together for a sports day as part of a Salvation Army initiative to create a legacy from the Commonwealth Games. The Anderston church and charity staged a mini Games of its own – called Day of Champions – for children from neighbouring St Patrick’s and Anderston […]

Team from William Hunter House in Glasgow

Salvation Army lifehouses kick-start campaign for Commonwealth Games homestay programme

Budding footballers at homeless centres across Scotland have come together to promote a scheme aimed at helping athletes’ families and volunteers find a place to stay during the Commonwealth Games. Around 100 homeless men and women took part in a football tournament in Glasgow on Friday to kick-start a fundraising campaign for the Athlete Family […]

Russian Salvationists ready for outreach at 2014 Winter Olympics

Russian Salvationists ready for outreach at 2014 Winter Olympics

With  more than 200,000 people expected to descend on the city of Sochi, in southern Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, The Salvation Army’s Eastern Europe Territory has put together a team of officers and soldiers to take part in outreach ministry. The 10 team members – from across Russia – will be based in […]

Albert and Patricia Kidd with MP Sheila Gilmore (centre)

MP Sheila Gilmore launches jobs club at Edinburgh Salvation Army

A Salvation Army scheme that teaches work-related skills is offering hope for unemployed people in Edinburgh. The new jobs club at our City Corps on East Adam Street Road was launched by local MP Sheila Gilmore. She said the initiative, called Employment Plus Local, would help people find work and get their lives back on […]

Captains Jo and Stephen Moir

Hell-raising past was ideal training for being minister’s wife says Salvation Army captain

Jo Moir went right off the rails as a teenager – and she reckons it was perfect training for being a minister’s wife. The 36-year-old said: “I had a wild few years as a teenager so I understand the problems that youngsters face. “There is a big difference between empathy and sympathy.” She is one […]

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