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Council for World Mission
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(CWM) was formed in 1977 in the United Kingdom as the successor of the London Missionary Society (LMS) and the Commonwealth (previously Colonial) Missionary Society (CMS; founded 1836). The LMS was led mainly by Congregationalists, although they were a non-denominational society. In 1966 the LMS and CMS united to become the Congregational Council for World Mission (CCWM) which later became CWM. In a crucial consultation in Singapore in 1975, the directors of CCWM and leaders from associate (so called “younger”) churches met for the first time. The resolution of CWM Sha…

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Prasad, Andrew, “Council for World Mission”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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