NEW YEAR 2019  The General's Call to Mission

  • Rose ParadeYear’s Day 2019 marked the one hundredth occasion of a Salvation Army band marching in the world-famous Pasadena Rose Parade. This year’s event in the Southern Californian city saw record numbers taking part.

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  • Bethelehem sceneMission must be the priority ‘however and wherever we connect with The Salvation Army’, says the international leader of the organisation, General Brian Peddle, in his 2019 New Year message.

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  • Year BookThe 376-page Salvation Army Year Book 2019 is available now, providing a complete overview of Salvation Army ministry right around the world.

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  • Boa Vista refugee ministryA heartwarming Christmas reflection from Salvation Army Brazil aid worker Lieutenant Paula Mendes: even in the darkness solidarity, goodness, love and empathy prevail.

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  • Salvation Army ambulanceTwelve weeks on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, The Salvation Army continues to serve communities affected.

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  • The Chief laying a wreathCommissioners Lyndon and Bronwyn Buckingham took part in a weekend full of worship, praise and celebration in Rwanda.

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  • Salvationists on the streets of StrasbourgThe Salvation Army's centre close to the Christmas market was opened to the public and volunteers on the streets provided support.

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  • Estonia/PolandEstonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid visited The Salvation Army’s Narva Corps and Poland's First Lady spent time with officers in Warsaw.

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  • LiberiaThe Salvation Army in Liberia has broadened its education capacity with the opening of a polytechnic, which will award degrees and other qualifications.

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  • Human Rights and The Salvation ArmyTo mark the 70th anniversary, The Salvation Army has published Human Rights and The Salvation Army, which reflects on the past and suggests ways to secure the future of human rights.

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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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