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National Mission Councils
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[German Version]

Cooperation in mission began at the end of the 19th century, and the Committee of German Missionary Societies was formed in 1885. It was similar to national mission councils created in 1893 in North America, and in 1912 in Great Britain. As a consequence of the first World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Conference) in 1910, national mission councils were founded in 1912/1913 in India and other Asian countries; they represent an important step in the building of autonomous church structures. For Latin America, the Panama Congress of 1916 gave a stimul…

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Weber, Hans-Ruedi, “National Mission Councils”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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