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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.’ The movement, founded in 1865 by William Booth, has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world. Further information can be found on the website of the International Headquarters

In Iceland, the Salvation Army has been active since 1895 and now operates in three different locations; Reykjavík, Akureyri and Reykjanesbær

Our mission statement:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.