THE GENERAL  General Brian Peddle is the 21st international leader of The Salvation Army

  • IHQ WelcomeThe meeting was also the first in their new appointments of the Chief of the Staff (Commissioner Lyndon Buckingham) and Commissioner Bronwyn Buckingham (World Secretary for Women’s Ministries).

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  • New GeneralGeneral Brian Peddle has now taken office as The Salvation Army's 21st international leader, succeeding General André Cox who has retired

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  • Farewell to the CoxesA sense of thankfulness and optimism pervaded the IHQ farewell meeting to General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox after five years as international leaders.

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  • SamoaThe General has approved the official recognition of Salvation Army work in the Independent State of Samoa.

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  • Money for slavery victimsWith much of the northern hemisphere coping with high temperatures and prolonged dry spells, wildfires are affecting communities from Greece to the Arctic Circle.

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  • ROHINGYAThe Salvation Army in Bangladesh is to begin working in camps housing Rohingya people who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

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  • UKI CommissioningIn their last public meetings in the United Kingdom before retirement, the General and Commissioner Silvia Cox led the commissioning of new officers.

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  • GabonGabon became the 129th country where The Salvation Army is officially recognised during a weekend of celebration and prayer in the capital, Libreville.

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  • Disaster response in GuatemalaA neighbourhood celebration brought in people from the local community when His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands opened ‘De Noordkaap’, a new Salvation Army facility in Amsterdam

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  • Burkina FasoGeneral André Cox has approved the official recognition of The Salvation Army's work in the west African country of Burkina Faso.

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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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