Eva Burrows

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Right Honourable General
Eva Evelyn Burrows
AC
GeneralEvaBurrows.jpg
Eva Burrows at The Salvation Army's Australia Southern Territory Training College
13th General of The Salvation Army
In office
1986–1993
Preceded by Jarl Wahlström
Succeeded by Bramwell Tillsley
Personal details
Born (1929-09-15) 15 September 1929 (age 85)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) None
Relations Only living sister from 8 siblings, Margaret Emma Southwell who resides in Melbourne
Children None
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Religion Christian

Eva Evelyn Burrows, AC (born 15 September 1929) is an Australian community welfare organiser and was, from 1986 to 1993, the 13th General of the Salvation Army. She served as an Officer of the Salvation Army from 1951 to her retirement in 1993. In 1993 Henry Gariepy released her biography, General of God's Army the Authorized Biography of General Eva Burrows.

Burrows was born on 15 September 1929 in Newcastle. Her parents, Robert Burrows and Ella, were both Salvation Army Officers. The couple had nine children: Dorothy, Joyce, Beverly, Walter, Robert, Bramwell, Elizabeth, Eva and Margaret.[1] With her parents' itinerant life-style Burrows primary schooling was interrupted, she completed her secondary education at Brisbane State High School, where she was selected as a prefect and Head Girl.[2] From the age of seventeen, Burrows attended the University of Queensland and received her Bachelor of Arts in May 1950 with majors in English and History.[3] In 1951 Burrows became an Officer of The Salvation Army from the Fortitude Valley corps in Queensland. She served at the Howard Institute in Zimbabwe from 1952 to 1967, was Principal of the Usher Institute from 1967 to 1970, and served at the International College for Officers, at The Cedars, Sydenham Hill London, from 1970 to 1975, first as Assistant Principal, then as Principal.

She became the leader of the Salvation Army's Social Services for Women in Great Britain in 1975, and leader of the Salvation Army's work in Sri Lanka in 1977. In 1980 she became leader of the Salvation Army's work in Scotland, followed in 1982 as leader of the Salvation Army's work in the Australian Southern Territory. In 1986 she was elected General of the Salvation Army by the slimmest margin in the history of the High Council (22 to 24 on the fourth ballot, a margin of one person's vote).[4]

On Australia Day (26 January) 1986 Burrows was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) with the citation "In recognition of service to the temporal and spiritual welfare of the community and to social justice as the world leader of the Salvation Army".[5] On the same date in 1994 it was upgraded to Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) with a similar citation.[6] In 1988 she became an Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and was awarded an Honorary LLD from Asbury University in the USA in 1988. In December 1993, she received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from her alma mater, the University of Queensland. On 1 January 2001 Burrows received a Centenary Medal "[f]or service to the Australian community".[7]

Burrows continues active salvation warfare, having just completed a ten-year post on the Board of the International Bible Society (in 2005), and being the international Champion of the Be A Hero campaign, as well as sitting on the Board of Reference of The Salvation Army War College. Burrows is the author of the book A Field For Exploits: Training Leaders For The Salvation Army (http://www.amazon.ca/Field-Exploits-Training-Leaders-Salvation/dp/0854128433/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1385152851&sr=8-1&keywords=%22A+FIELD+FOR+EXPLOITS%22+Burrows). She is a formidable leader and leaves an indelible mark on The Salvation Army.

Appointments & Qualifications[edit]

Details Location Date
Soldier, Fortitude Valley, Queensland Australia Eastern Territory
Bachelor of Arts Queensland University 1947–1950
Commissioned as an Officer Australia Eastern Territory 1951
Post Graduate Certificate of Education University of London, UK
Corps Work British Territory (UK Territory) 1951–1952
Howard Institute Zimbabwe 1952–1967
Head of Teacher Training, Howard Institute Zimbabwe 1965
Vice-Principal, Howard Institute Zimbabwe 1965–1967
Principal, Usher Institute Zimbabwe 1967–1970
Assistant Principal, International College for Officers London 1970–1974
Principal, International College for Officers London 1974–1975
Leader of Women's Social Services Great Britain 1975–1977
Territorial Commander Sri Lanka Territory 1977–1979
Territorial Commander Scotland Territory 1979–1982
Territorial Commander Australia Southern Territory 1982–1986
General of The Salvation Army Worldwide 1986–1993
Officer in the Order of Australia Australia 1986
Master of Education Sydney University
Hon. Dr. Liberalium Artium (Dr. of Liberal Arts – DLA) Ewha Womans University, Seoul 1988
Hon. Dr. of Laws (LLD) Asbury College 1988
Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International Worldwide 1990
Hon. DST (Delta Sigma Theta) Houghton College 1992
Hon. Dr. of Divinity (D.D.) Olivet Nazarene University 1993
Hon. Dr. of Philosophy (PhD) Queensland University 1993
Hon. Dr. of the University Griffith University 1994
Companion of the Order of Australia Australia 1994
Living Legacy Award, Women's International Center USA 1996
Board, International Bible Society 1995–2005
Board of Reference, The Salvation Army War College Vancouver & Chicago

[8]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Gariepy, (1993). p. 25.
  2. ^ Gariepy, (1993). p. 35.
  3. ^ Gariepy, (1993). pp. 35–36, 38, 40–43.
  4. ^ Henry Gariepy, Christianity in Action: The International History of The Salvation Army (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009) 101.
  5. ^ "Search Australian Honours result for Burrows, Eva Evelyn". It's an Honour Australia Celebrating Australians. Australian Government. 26 January 1986. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Search Australian Honours result for Burrows, Eva Evelyn". It's an Honour Australia Celebrating Australians. Australian Government. 26 January 1994. Retrieved 31 October 2012. AC For service to the temporal and spiritual welfare of the community and to social justice as the world leader of the Salvation Army .
  7. ^ "Search Australian Honours result for Burrows, Eva". It's an Honour Australia Celebrating Australians. Australian Government. 1 January 2001. Retrieved 31 October 2012. .
  8. ^ International Heritage Centre – Eva Burrows. salvationarmy.org.uk. Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  9. ^ "General of God's Army the Authorized Biography of General Eva Burrows / by Henry Gariepy; Foreword by Billy Graham". National Library of Australia. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jarl Wahlström
General of The Salvation Army
1986–1993
Succeeded by
Bramwell Tillsley