- http://www.amazon.com/Catherine-Booth-Biography-Cofounder-Salvation/dp/080105706X *
- Vegetarian America: A History by Karen Iacobbo - page 133
- http://www.victorianweb.org/religion/sa3.html ** from Boston, LINCOLNSHIRE, in England
- http://www.curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=943526 ***
- "Founders of Salvation Army were vegetarian, and wrote about why they thought Christians should emulate Jesus in nonviolent diet" ****
- http://www.biographyonline.net/people/famous/vegetarians.html *****
- http://thesalvationarmynova.blogspot.com/2015/02/salvation-army-founders-advocated.html ******
- http://salvarmy.blogspot.com/ - Repeats what has already been posted (above) and may be the INTERMEDIATE source FOR the posting above
- http://www.all-creatures.org/cva/famousveg.htm (the CVA page) *******
- http://www.ivu.org/history/europe20a/william-booth.html (IVU page on religion and vegetarianism) ********
- http://www.salvationarmyexpectchange.org/2015/01/23/salvation-army-founders-advocated-vegetarian-lifestyle/ (web author Kathy Lovin FROM the SA seems "convicted" about vegetarian diet and THE LOGICAL AND MORAL GROUNDS Booth's advocacy of vegetarianism - by her apologizing for her not strictly adhering to it) *********
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Vegetarianism and the Salvation Army
April 10th is considered Salvation Army "Founders' Day" - though sometimes July 1865 is considered the date of the founding of the Salvation Army.
"William Booth, born April 10, 1829, was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878-1912)."
By Brien Comerford on April 12, 2006 (Brien Comerford was from Boston)
Until I read this wondrous book, I had no idea that Catherine Booth, the conservative Co-Founder of the Slavation Army, embraced women's rights, animal rights and vegetarianism. The author provides many documented instances when Catherine would intervene and stop people from being cruel to dogs, horses, donkeys and oxen. He also mentions the Booth's and their Children loving an array of pets. I always knew that Catherine Booth was a groundbreaking Christian and Humanitarian, but Roger Green surprisingly informed me about Catherine Booth being an animal-loving vegetarian. Too bad today's Christian leaders have failed to emulate her reverence for all God's creatures' creed !