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Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland (CBMS)
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Following the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910, the CBMS was founded on Jun 12, 1912. It drew on the experience of the London Secretaries' Association, founded in 1819 by four British missionary societies (English Missions). J.H. Oldham was its first salaried Secretary. The primary object was “the periodical consideration of matters relating to Foreign Missions” that is “among the peoples not professing the Christian religion.” A second object was the “home base,” the inner mission in the churches. The…

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Elliott, Donald W., “Conference of Missionary Societies in Great Britain and Ireland (CBMS)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03189>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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