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Lovedale
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Situated among the Xhosa people, Lovedale Mission, founded in 1826 near the town of Alice in South Africa's Eastern Cape, was named after John Love, secretary of the Glasgow Missionary Society. In 1844 the newly formed Free Church of Scotland took control and developed Lovedale, under William Govan, as one of the foremost educational institutions in Africa for black and white students. In 1866, its new principal, James Stewart, argued for an education more adapted to the social and economic needs of the African commu…

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Ward, Kevin, “Lovedale”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13211>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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