December 14, 2014
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in four hundred communities across Canada and more that one hundred and twenty countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control to their lives to an addiction. THESIS RIGHT HERE (This essay will
The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 by a Methodist reform church minister named William Booth and his wife Catherine. William originally named the organization the East London Christian Mission. It was re-named The Salvation Army in 1878 to reflect the increasingly military structure the movement has adopted. It wasn't until 1882 that the Salvation Army began its work. From the beginning, the Army in Canada adopted William Booth's philosophy that there is little point preaching “salvation” to hungry people. And so the concept of “soup and salvation” tool hold, later to be developed into the comprehensive social service programs The Salvation Army operates today, many of them in partnership with government. When the Army came to Canada, there was a lot of opposition to its methods from civic politicians. Salvationists – a member of the Salvation Army- were often beaten and jailed for their activities in the streets of Canada's cities and towns. Despite this, there was eventual acceptance of the movement as it demonstrated the social benefits that came from its activities. In 1901 The Salvation Army recommended to the federal government that a prisoner probation system be adopted, leading to Canada’s first parole program. In 1908 salvage work -now called recycling- began...
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