Salvation Army, nonsectarian, Christian organization founded in London as the Revival Society by William Booth (1865). In 1878 the mission became the army, with Booth as general. Under strict, quasimilitary discipline, the members seek to strengthen Christianity and help the poor and destitute. The army now operates 8,000 centers in the United States alone. Its official journal is War Cry.
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