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Basel Mission
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I. Overseas Work – II. Organization and Work up to 1914 – III. Twentieth Century – IV. Ecumenical Relations and their Significance

The Basel Mission (Evangelical Missionary Society in Basel) was founded in 1815, initially to train missionaries, though it soon began its own missionary work.

I. Overseas Work

After a brief attempt to conduct missionary work in the Caucasus in 1820, the Basel Mission m…

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Jenkins, Paul, “Basel Mission”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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