COVID-19 The Salvation Army's continuing worldwide response

  • LennonCalling all musicians and songwriters! Could you write a song birthed out of the heartache and hope you have experienced during this time of COVID-19, with words and music that will inspire and cause others to renew their faith in human kindness and the promise of better things to come?

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  • IndiaSalvation Army hospitals in several areas are now admitting large numbers of patients with COVID symptoms, as demand in the national system exceeds capacity.

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  • LP LaunchLearning Pathways is a three-tier distance learning opportunity for Salvationists passionate about engaging in their community. The course will cover certificate-, diploma- and degree-level content, providing an opportunity for anyone connected with The Salvation Army to deepen their understanding of community engagement, community development and community project management.

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  • VaccineThe Salvation Army's Urban Aid Clinic in Maamobi, Accra, has been working to administer the country's first COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • Bulgaria installationGeneral Brian Peddle has announced that Bulgaria has become the 132nd country in which The Salvation Army is officially at work. The country became part of the Eastern Europe Territory on 9 March 2021.

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  • Electron microscope image of Ebola virusMeasures to counter the spread of the Ebola virus, including a public health awareness campaign, are being implemented by The Salvation Army in south-eastern Guinea.

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

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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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  • 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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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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