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  • Brian Peddle Elected as 21st General of the Salvation Army

    (Brian and Rosalie Peddle. Photo courtesy Salvation Army via Twitter.)

    A man poised to become the next international leader of The Salvation Army will be listening to VOCM’s Irish Newfoundland Show from London, England.

    Brian Peddle, who is from Norman’s Cove, Trinity Bay, has been elected the 21st General of The Salvation Army. He and his wife will be based at the international headquarters in London, but will travel extensively.

    Peddle, who says he wouldn’t miss the Irish Newfoundland Show for the world, says the Army does work in over 120 countries. Recognized as a voice of “the marginalized,” the organization responds to crises and strife in the name of peace and harmony.

    One issue near the top of his list is human trafficking and slavery. Often, their members are among the first on the scene of a personal crisis providing supports.

    He says they’re often caught up in the actual event as they actually live there, and are the last to leave because they still live there.

    Peddle will assume the role as head of international operations when current General André Cox retires from his position in August.

    Peddle is the second Salvation Army General from Newfoundland and Labrador. Clarence Wiseman of Morton’s Harbour was elected as the tenth General, and held the position from 1974 to 1977.

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