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Salvation Army : What is it ?

What is the Salvation Army ?

The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church as well as a registered charity. Salvation Army is at work in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs.

The movement, founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world.

From its earliest days, in the XIXth century, the Salvation Army has accorded its women equal opportunities.

The rapid deployment of the first Salvationists was aided by the adoption of a quasi-military command structure in 1878 when the title, ‘The Salvation Army’, was brought into use. A similarly practical organisation today enables resources to be equally flexible.

Responding to a recurrent theme in Christianity which sees the Church engaged in spiritual warfare, the Army has used to advantage certain soldierly features such as uniforms, flags and ranks to identify, inspire and regulate its endeavours.

Officers wear uniform to identify themselves to you. But you don't have to wear a uniform to take part in the work of the Salvation Army !

Raised to evangelise, the Army spontaneously embarked on schemes for the social betterment of the poor. Such concerns have since developed, wherever the Army operates, in practical, skilled and cost-effective ways.

Evolving social services meet endemic needs and specific crises worldwide. Modern facilities and highly-trained staff are employed.

Discover International Salvation Army here.

How to contact us

France and Belgium Territorial Headquaters are based in Paris, France.

To contact us by regular mail, please write to:

France & Belgium THQ
Armée du Salut (Salvation Army)
60, rue des Frères Flavien
75976 Paris cedex 20
France

Telephone : + 33 (1) 43 62 25 00
Fax : + 33 (1) 43 62 25 57

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