COVID-19 Updates on The Salvation Army's  global response as confirmed cases exceed 114 million

  • WHOGeneral Brian Peddle has become the latest global leader to sign the World Health Organization's Vaccine Equity Declaration

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  • The QueenThe Salvation Army is on site providing hot meals and snacks to emergency services personnel, rescuers and other first responders working under extreme pressure.

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  • Åsskar and GabrielIn Sweden, The Salvation Army’s podcast Kylskåpsradion (which means ‘refrigerator radio’ – read to find out why!) is proving to be a vital way to actively address topics from depression to bullying, and to bring a renewed sense of purpose and joy to listeners.

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  • Human Soul – an innovative, interactive art project with its origins in southeast Asia – is currently hosted by The Salvation Army’s La Cité de Refuge shelter in Paris, France. The year-long partnership with the centre strikingly recounts the stories of ‘invisible and forgotten’ members of vulnerable communities.

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  • What if?The Salvation Army is working with other agencies in the storm-hit region to ensure a robust supply of emergency food to up to 1,500 individuals.

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  • Hip hop hopeYoung people attending the movement’s after-school club in Warsaw, Poland, have released a hip-hop video in an exclusive collaboration with a professional musician. The creative arts project, based in the Praga-Północ area, was supported and funded by the capital’s City Hall, as part of an initiative to develop children’s passions and give them a voice.

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  • cape TownThe Salvation Army is bringing assistance to individuals affected by a major fire which destroyed hundreds of homes in the Masiphumelele settlement.

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  • FloodsThe Salvation Army is stepping up to provide relief to the populations of Motokomba and Mossaka, as well as the hard-to-access surrounding villages.

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  • YasaThe Salvation Army has provided emergency accommodation, food and water in the immediate aftermath, and is planning longer-term relief – particularly in the worst-hit northern island of Vanua Levu

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  • CoronavirusLatest map, updates, prayer pointers, resources and information as The Salvation Army responds to the effects of coronavirus right around the world. Updates include The Salvation Army in Canada and the UK supporting mass vaccination and COVID healthcare programmes.

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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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