As a Salvation Army person in America I am wondering if the Army in Canada is redefining who it is, what it is.

Earlier today David T. sent a link to the Bradenton Herald’s story on The Dignity ProjectThe Dignity Project is a national public relations campaign by The Salvation Army “designed to educate and inform the public about the challenges facing society’s most vulnerable”.  Because the Army is “passionately committed to giving hope and restoring dignity”. 

“As an international Christian church that welcomes everyone, The Salvation Army’s faith motivates its mission to serve and treat everyone with dignity and respect.”  Actually the Army’s mission is “to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.” 

I’m not sure but that it’s a moot point whether we say we preach the gospel or if we just do it.  But it bears noting the direction the Army believes will best serve its mission today in Canada.

Perhaps actions do need to speak louder than words.

*James 1:27