Urban Rural Mission (URM)
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[German Version]

Rural Mission was an outgrowth of the Rural Agricultural Mission; it was on the agenda of the ecumenical movement in 1968, when the fourth assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Uppsala voted to support its member churches in rapidly changing rural societies through cooperative structures and educational programs. Rural was understood not just in an agrarian sense but also as marginalized, excluded from the urban centers of political power (Consultation of the Urban Industrial Mission Advisory Group of the WCC in Kyoto, 1970). In the years that followed, urb…

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Gern, Wolfgang, “Urban Rural Mission (URM)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025111>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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