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Salvation Army

Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Category: Religion

Year of Foundation: 1878

Location of Foundation: London, UK

Location of Headquarters: London, UK

Brief Description: The Salvation Army describes itself as 'a Christian church which is commited to spreading the good news of Jesus Christ through both word and action. Because of this primary aim the Army shows practical concern and care for the needs of people regardless of race, creed, status, colour, sex or age.' (Source: www.salvationarmy.org; accessed 5 May 2010).

Founding Rationales:

According to the organization's foundational document of 1878, it 'is and shall be always hereafter under the oversight direction and control of some one person who shall be the General Superintendent thereof whose duty it shall be to determine and enforce the discipline and laws and superintend the operations of the said Christian Mission and to conserve the same to and for the objects and purposes for which it was first originated.'

Source: '1878 Foundation Deed of the Salvation Army' at www.salvationarmy.org (accessed 5 May 2010).

Evolution of Membership (Officers):

Salvation Army Membership Chart

Sources: AVI; HIO; YIO; www.salvationarmy.org (accessed 5 May 2010).