66 Facts About Salvation Army


Salvation Army is a Protestant church and an international charitable organisation headquartered in London, England.

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Theology of the Salvation Army is derived from Methodism, although it is distinctive in institution and practice.

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However, the Salvation Army's doctrine is otherwise typical of holiness churches in the Wesleyan–Arminian tradition.

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Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist preacher William Booth and his wife Catherine as the East London Christian Mission, and can trace its origins to the Blind Beggar tavern.

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Salvation Army officers were previously allowed to marry only other officers ; but this rule has been relaxed in recent years.

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The Salvation Army helps their employees by hiring ex-felons, depending on the circumstances, because they believe in giving people second chances.

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Salvation Army operates children's summer camps, Silvercrest Residences, and adult day care centres.

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Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

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Early beliefs of the Salvation Army were influenced by a book Helps to Holiness, which was to influence spiritual life of the Army for a generation.

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The sacred text of the Salvation Army is the Bible and the beliefs of the Salvation Army rest upon these eleven doctrines:.

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The early Salvation Army bands were known for their excitement and public appeal, and the modern ensemble keeps to this ideology.

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In 2012, the Salvation Army published a "Positional Statement on Homosexuality" after receiving adverse publicity about their position on homosexuality.

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The Salvation Army believes that the world is enriched by a diversity of cultures and ethnicities.

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Salvation Army is a nongovernmental relief agency and is usually among the first to arrive with help after natural or man-made disasters.

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Since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the Salvation Army has allocated donations of more than $365 million to serve more than 1.

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Salvation Army was one of the first relief agencies on the scene of the September 11 attacks in New York City in 2001.

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Around the world, the Salvation Army have Emergency Services Support Units throughout the country and Emergency Disaster Services in the United States.

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Salvation Army includes many youth groups, which primarily consist of its Sunday schools and the Scout and Guide packs that are sometimes set up.

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Salvation Army was founded in London's East End in 1865 by one-time Methodist Reform Church minister William Booth and his wife Catherine Booth as the East London Christian Mission, and this name was used until 1878.

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The Salvation Army was modelled after the military, with its own flag and its own hymns, often with words set to popular and folkloric tunes sung in the pubs.

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Booth and the other soldiers in "God's Salvation Army" would wear the Salvation Army's own uniform, for meetings and ministry work.

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Salvation Army became the "General" and his other ministers were given appropriate ranks as "officers".

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William Booth's early motivation for The Salvation Army was to convert poor Londoners such as prostitutes, gamblers and alcoholics to Christianity, while Catherine spoke to the wealthier people, gaining financial support for their work.

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Salvation Army's acted as a religious minister, which was unusual at the time; the Foundation Deed of the Christian Mission states that women had the same rights to preach as men.

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In 1880, the Salvation Army started its work in three other countries: Australia, Ireland, and the United States.

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Australia was the place where the Salvation Army's organised social work began on 8 December 1883 with the establishment of a home for ex-convicts.

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In 1917, over 250 Salvation Army volunteers went overseas to France to provide supplies and baked goods, including doughnuts, to American soldiers.

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SAGIC Insurance is the insurance services arm of the Salvation Army, offering various types of policy, a nationwide removals service and a conveyancing service for buying and selling houses.

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The Salvation Army was one of the original six organisations that made up the USO, along with the YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic Community Services, National Jewish Welfare Board, and National Travelers Aid Association.

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An early precursor to the Salvation Army becoming involved in safeguarding work was Catherine Booth writing to Queen Victoria regarding a Parliamentary bill for the protection of girls.

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Salvation Army's was cared for by the Army, taken to France and subsequently testified as a key witness at the trial of Stead and Rebecca Jarrett at Bow Street.

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Salvation Army is one of the world's largest providers of social aid, with expenditures including operating costs of $2.

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The Salvation Army has received an A-rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.

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The Salvation Army is the second largest charity in the United States, with private donations of almost $2 billion for the fiscal year ending 30 September 2007.

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International Congress of the Salvation Army is normally held every 10 years as a conference for all Salvationists from around the world to meet.

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In Russia the Salvation Army was founded around 1917 and the Salvation Army struggled on until 1922 at which point the situation had become extremely challenging.

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William Booth's dying wish for the Salvation Army to be established in China was fulfilled in a pledge made in 1912 by Bramwell Booth to his father.

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In 1882 the Salvation Army was established in Asia with the first outpost in India.

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The Salvation Army established outposts in Australia in 1879, Japan in 1895 and China in 1915.

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Salvation Army flag is a symbol of the Army's war against sin and social evils.

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Salvation Army officers serving in the Red Shield Services in wartime performed many functions.

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Therefore, any new Salvation Army building will now have the red shield on the outside rather than the crest which certainly would have been used on its Corps buildings.

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The words "The Salvation Army" are woven into the fabric of the uniform as a logo on shirts, blouses and jackets.

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Salvation Army has a unique form of salute which involves raising the right hand above shoulder-height with the index finger pointing upwards.

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In 1891 a Salvation Army band attempted to parade and play music in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

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Unperturbed the Salvation Army continued to parade in defiance of the law, with the aim of gathering support for a change in legislation.

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The Salvation Army has choirs; these are known as Songster Brigades, normally comprising the traditional soprano, alto, tenor and bass singers.

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The standard of playing is high and the Salvation Army operates bands at the international level, such as the International Staff Band which is the equal of professional ensembles although it does not participate in the brass band contest scene, and territorial levels such as the New York Staff Band.

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Many Salvation Army corps have brass bands that play at Salvation Army meetings, although not all.

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Salvation Army is a church, Title VII of the U S Civil Rights Act of 1964 allows it to inquire into people's religious beliefs in its hiring practices.

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In 1986, The Salvation Army campaigned throughout New Zealand against the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986, which decriminalised homosexuality.

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In 2006, the Salvation Army released a statement regretting the ill feelings that persisted following this activity.

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In 2001, the Salvation Army pressed the Bush Administration to exempt it and other religious groups from anti-discrimination legislation which it felt infringed on the organisation's religious freedoms.

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In November 2001 the Salvation Army US-wide rescinded the Western Territory's decision with an announcement that it would only provide benefits coverage for different-sex spouses and dependent children of its employees.

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In 2004, the Salvation Army said that it would close operations in New York City unless it was exempted from a municipal ordinance requiring them to offer benefits to gay employees' partners.

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On 15 December 2012, in Canada, Andrea Le Good noticed a Salvation Army bell-ringer carrying a sign reading "if you support gay rights: please do not donate".

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In November 2013 it was made known that the Salvation Army was referring LGBT individuals to one of several conversion therapy groups.

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Salvation Army stands against homophobia, which victimises people and can reinforce feelings of alienation, loneliness and despair.

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The volunteer criticised the Salvation Army for accepting violence-themed toys such as plastic rifles while not accepting Harry Potter or Twilight toys.

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The Salvation Army responded that their prisoner visitation program was established over a century ago and that they provided these particular services as contractors to the federal and provincial government, as such no charitable donations were spent on the program.

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Salvation Army has been criticised for making use of the UK Government's workfare schemes.

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Alan Read, the Salvation Army's managing director, met with residents in 2018 and issued an apology for neglecting them.

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The behaviour of the Salvation Army was described as a "sordid mess" by an environmental officer at the Council.

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The Salvation Army said the new territorial headquarters was funded by the sale of its old headquarters, not by donations or rental income from tenants.

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Salvation Army is featured in many popular movies such as Guys and Dolls and Major Barbara, The Salvation Army is only briefly shown or discussed in these movies such as a bell ringer on the corner in the movie Maid in Manhattan and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, and briefly mentioned in Batman Begins.

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Salvation Army began producing silent films when they started their own film studio called The Limelight Department in 1892, which was the first in Australia.

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