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The Salvation Army May Not Proselytize While Performing Government-Funded Services in New York

On February 17, 2010, New York City, Long Island and New York State government agencies agreed to adopt auditing procedures or standards of conduct to ensure that The Salvation Army does not force people in need of government-funded social services to engage in religious activities.

The settlement agreement reached in February partially settled a 2004 lawsuit brought by NYCLU (Lown v. The Salvation Army) after the faith-based group began requiring its employees in its government-funded social services to identify their church affiliation and to sign an endorsement of The Salvation Army