WATCH  Commissioning of new Salvation Army officers in the UK

  • ROHINGYATje Salvation Army in Bangladesh is to begin working in camps housing Rohingya people who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

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  • UKI CommissioningIn their last public meetings in the United Kingdom before retirement, the General and Commissioner Silvia Cox led the commissioning of new officers.

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  • GabonGabon became the 129th country where The Salvation Army is officially recognised during a weekend of celebration and prayer in the capital, Libreville.

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  • ZimbabweInspired by peace-building efforts by The Salvation Army in Kenya, Salvationists in Zimbabwe are seeking to promote peace in the lead-up to the elections.

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  • General in KoreaThe work and ministry of The Salvation Army in Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia was celebrated with General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox.

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  • AFCOThe Chief gave lectures on Leadership and Management of Change, and Commissioner Rosalie made a presentation on Women in Leadership.

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  • EUCommissioner Birgitte Brekke-Clifton gave a thought-provoking speech at a high-level meeting in the European Union Parliament to discuss the EU’s Pillar of Social Rights.

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  • Disaster response in GuatemalaA neighbourhood celebration brought in people from the local community when His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands opened ‘De Noordkaap’, a new Salvation Army facility in Amsterdam

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  • Burkina FasoGeneral André Cox has approved the official recognition of The Salvation Army's work in the west African country of Burkina Faso.

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  • Money for slavery victimsFour men connected to The Salvation Army in the UK are set to take on one of the world’s largest yacht races to raise funds to tackle modern slavery in the UK and Poland.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God's saving purposes. Its objects are the advancement of the Christian religion ... of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole...

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Most Salvation Army centres hold weekly worship services, usually on a Sunday. These meetings have a relaxed atmosphere and can include hymn singing, Bible readings, members of the congregation talking about their Christian experiences, and presentations by worship or drama groups. As well as services on a Sunday, there are often weekday and evening activities such as prayer groups, family events, lunch groups, youth clubs and meetings for seniors.

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