The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army
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.

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Arnott’s SAO biscuit

Arnott’s SAO biscuit
It is thought that the name of the popular biscuit by Arnotts, SAO, stands for ‘Salvation Army Officer’. This theory arose from the fact that Arthur Arnott, one of five sons of William Arnott (company founder), was a Colonel in The Salvation Army.

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William Wilberforce, the Clapham Cabinet, and ‘Liberating the Captives’ in Australia

William Wilberforce, the Clapham Cabinet, and ‘Liberating the Captives’ in Australia

Public Lecture by Associate Professor Stuart Piggin given on 26 March 2007 at Parliament House, Canberra. To celebrate the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade.

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The Benevolent Society of New South Wales

The Benevolent Society of New South Wales
The first objective of The Benevolent Society of New South Wales was : To relieve the Poor, the Distressed, the Aged, the Infirm and thereby discountenance, as much as possible, Mendacity and Vagrancy, and to encourage industrious habits amongst indigent poor, as well as afford them religious instruction and consolation in their distresses. The Benevolent Society was founded by Christians.

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Religion on Australian commercial radio from the 1920s to the 1960s

Religion on Australian commercial radio from the 1920s to the 1960s
This article examines the first forty years of religious broadcasting on commercial radio in Australia, a subject largely neglected by historians of Australian religion and the media.

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