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Easter Message from Salvation Army World Leader


Easter is a time for us to reflect upon the incredible, extravagant and measureless grace of God. Through Christ he provided a way for mere mortal human beings to be both reconciled to him and enabled to enjoy the matchless benefits of a personal relationship with him.

Sadly, for many Easter weekend may not represent anything more than an opportunity to have an extended break from the relentless pursuit of other personal goals and ambitions.

We live in a world resolutely turned […]

baby in a manger

Hope is Born


The birth of the Christ Child makes peace and forgiveness possible.

by General André Cox

For children in many countries around the world, Christmas is a time of great anticipation and excitement.

Christmas is rightly emphasized with the joy of children, for the wonderful story of Christmas is about the coming of the Christ Child of whom we read in Luke’s Gospel:

“At that time Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire. When this first census took place, […]

Jesus with crown of thorns with head down over old wall

Easter Message from Salvation Army World Leader


AROUND the world on Easter morning, many Christians will gather for a sunrise service in which the proclamation will be made: ‘He is risen!’

What a glorious celebration Easter Sunday represents for each one of us! God, in raising Christ, has broken the power of sin and set us free. God, in raising Christ, has established a sure eternal future for each one of us.

The chorus to Robin and Bill Wolaver’s song ‘Make His Praise Glorious’ says: ‘Shout with joy […]

Manger scene

A Christmas Message from Salvation Army International Leader


The Gift of Salvation

It is with hearts filled with thanksgiving and praise to God that we should enter this Christmas season. I hope we will all take time to reflect and contemplate the everlasting love and eternal plan of salvation that God has prepared since the beginning of time for all mankind.

We certainly have had ample opportunity to reflect on the boundless love of God to The Salvation Army throughout this milestone year of the 150th anniversary celebrations. Once again, […]

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Salvation Army International Leader Speaks on the True Meaning of Christmas


In the world today we often see people choosing to ignore the true meaning of the Christmas message. For many it is a very busy time of the year, with so many activities to rush between. Countless demands and pressures seem to be placed upon us, with a myriad of preparations to make. Within self-gratifying materialistic and consumer-driven societies many, sadly, will be caught on the arduous treadmill of Christmas parties, shopping and concerts.

Why, though, should that concern us? When […]

Reflections on Easter

Salvation Army World Leader’s Easter Message


At Easter, in remembering the death and bodily resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we celebrate a most important event within the Church calendar. This event is significant for, in witnessing to the fact that Jesus did not remain in the tomb but rose from the dead, it points to the promise that one day we too can thereby rise to eternal life. It is important to recognise that whilst we reside upon this earth in physical bodies, […]

Food distribution in the Philippines

The General Calls for New Fight to End Hunger


General André Cox is calling for the worldwide Salvation Army to join him in echoing the call of Pope Francis for an end to world hunger. The General says: ‘It is clear from the response of the media and from Christians of all denominations that the calls to simple living from the Pope have struck a chord. As Salvationists we have been called to serve the world’s poorest people – those who have nothing. I applaud Pope Francis for putting […]

Salvation Army General Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela


General André Cox has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a letter to the family of the former South African President. He explained that his years spent in Africa had given him ‘a sense of the measure of Madiba’s life and influence’.

‘So many have already spoken eloquently or written lucidly,’ wrote the General. ‘I would simply wish to salute a great man – one whose character was nourished by hope, expressed through forgiveness, and testified to through reconciliation.’

He concluded: ‘I […]


Interview With Salvation Army’s New International Leader


On August 3, 2013, The Salvation Army announced its new world leader, General André Cox. In this interview with, General Cox discusses a variety of pressing issues, such as worldwide poverty, human trafficking, and embracing different cultures.

Tell us about your early years. How did they shape you as a person?

I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe.  My parents were Salvation Army officers/pastors and I spent my childhood years in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom.

In Zimbabwe my parents served in a […]


Commissioner André Cox Elected 20th General of The Salvation Army


Commissioner André Cox, a Swiss-British Salvation Army officer, has been elected as the 20th General of the Christian church and charity. The election took place at the High Council, which saw 117 of The Salvation Army’s senior leaders from around the world gather just outside London for the sacred task of choosing the next international leader.

The General accepted his new responsibility in a spirit of humility, saying that, irrespective of the rank he held, he had not moved away from […]