Religion: A New General Takes Charge

An Australian woman leads the worldwide Salvation Army

Talk about the high expectations of new parents. On the morning that Eva Burrows was born in an Australian mining town, her father, a Salvation Army officer, was conducting a worship service. Within minutes the father returned to his home, held the newborn baby aloft and uttered a prayer dedicating her to the glory of God and the salvation of the world. "It was rather a tall order for a little baby," says Burrows with a grin.

Burrows, 56, faces her tallest order yet in her new post as general, or worldwide commander, of the Salvation Army. Chosen over six male...

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