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Topic - Linda Bond
Taking over a global organization best known for its social service work, the Salvation Army's new international leader said in an interview he wants the Christian movement's religious work to take center stage for the 1.7-million member church.
One of the world's best-known charitable organizations — though not always recognized for the global evangelical Christian church that it also is — suddenly and unexpectedly finds itself needing a new global chief executive.
For the third time in its 146-year history, the Salvation Army has selected a woman to be its general, or international leader. The London-based church and charity elected Commissioner Linda Bond on Monday to take office on April 2.
The Salvation Army vacancy came about on June 13 when Gen. Linda Bond, a Canadian who had served the organization for 44 years, suddenly announced she was "relinquishing" her post and retiring.
"Our relationship with Jesus is what makes the Salvation Army great. It's what makes the Salvation Army effective, and it's what makes the Salvation Army loved," said Ms. Bond.