The Salvation Army's Position on Non-Discrimination in Programs and Delivery of Services
From its inception The Salvation Army has been concerned with the spiritual and social needs of all people. Its service in all parts of the world have been developed in recognition of the Biblical principle that all persons are equal in intrinsic value and that all persons bear the divine image (Gen. 1:27).
The Salvation Army opposes discriminatory practices at every level of its operations, and seeks to promote intergroup understanding and to give full support to the imperatives of human and civil rights, not only in the provision of social welfare services, but also in the practice of religion, sharing that spiritual affinity which makes all persons part of one human family.
The Salvation Army provides all social welfare services on a non-discriminatory basis according to the needs of those to be served and the capacity, both financial and programatic, of the specific services provided to address those needs.
Salvation Army worship services are open to all persons, and spiritual ministration is made available through Salvation Army personnel on a non-discriminatory basis to all who seek such ministration from The Salvation Army.
Approved by the Commissioners' Conference May 1996 (IHQ March 1999)