The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international movement known for its charity shops and other charity work, operating in 126 countries. The organisation was founded in 1865 in the United Kingdom by William and Catherine Booth as the North London Christian Mission, operating with a quasi-military structure, which has been retained to the present day. The theology of the Salvation Army is mainstream Methodist although it is distinctive in government and practice. The Army's doctrine follow mainstream Christian beliefs, 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."
... The Songsters have sung in Salvation Army corps around New South Wales, and have also joined with other Songster groups on occasions, as part of a massed chorus ...
... Every holiday season, the SPCA gathers pet food, supplies, and toys for individuals and families in need who have pets ... The donations are then distributed by The Salvation Army in Monterey County ...
... The Song Book of The Salvation Army - Contains the words only ... The Tune Book of The Salvation Army - Two Editions for accompaniment either by means of Piano or Brass Band Piano Version, and Brass Band (varying parts Solo Cornet, Euphonium, etc.) ...
... In The Salvation Army the term 'songster' refers to a soldier (member) who is commissioned to sing in a Salvation Army choir, which is called a 'Songster Brigade.' When a soldier of ...
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“you who put gum in my coffee cup
and worms in my Jell-O, you who let me pretend
you were daddy of the poets, witchman, you stand
for all, for all the bad dead, a Salvation Army Band
who plays for no one. I am cement. The bird in me is blind
as I knife out your name and all your dead kind.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“We have nothing to fear from our foes; God keeps a standing army for that service; but we have no ally against our Friends, those ruthless Vandals.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Christianity was only a very strong and singularly well-timed Salvation Army movement that happened to receive help from an unusual and highly dramatic incident. It was a Puritan reaction in an age when, no doubt, a Puritan reaction was much wanted; but like all sudden violent reactions, it soon wanted reacting against.”
—Samuel Butler (18351902)