On this day in 1912, William Booth “laid down his sword”

Monday, August 20, 2012

On this day 100 years ago, Salvationists around the world were informed that their faithful leader and servant, General William Booth – Founder of The Salvation Army –…

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“I’ll Fight”: 100 Years Since Booth’s Final Address

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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Exactly 100 years ago on this day in 1912, General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, entered into Royal Albert Hall in London to give his last, most notable address to a packed crowd of 7,000 Salvationists. The words of his final speech are the descriptive essence of The Salvation Army’s mission and vision, precisely summing up Booth’s 60-year ministry.

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A Safe Haven

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Booth Memorial Hospital - OH, Cleveland (Maj. Dorothy Purser)

The issue of teen pregnancy has long been a challenge in society, taking an emotional and physical toll on those involved. It was particularly so in the early part of the 20th century when there was a significant social stigma attached to being an unwed mother. Here’s how one newspaper reacted when The Salvation Army proposed opening a facility for unwed mothers in Richmond, VA in 1923:

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