Tag: <span>Ecumenism</span>

Jones, Jr., Tracey K.
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Jones, Jr., Tracey K.

Missionary, Executive, Author The Rev. Tracey K. Jones Jr., was among the last Christian missionaries to enter China before the country was closed to outside church personnel in 1950; he would serve as head of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries from 1968 to 1980, and he authored of the most widely used mission...

The Church Center for the United Nations
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The Church Center for the United Nations

Blessed Are the Peacemakers After World War II it was all too clear to the nation’s churches that the world needed a viable institution to help avoid the horror of war. United Methodist Women predecessors sent cards to the U.S. State Department urging the United States to join a world peace organization founded in 1945...

Mott, John R. (1865-1955)
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Mott, John R. (1865-1955)

Missions and ecumenical statesman Mott was born in Livingston Manor, New York. Raised in Postville, Iowa, in a pious Methodist home, he graduated from Cornell University in 1888 with a bachelor of philosophy degree and later received honorary degrees from Yale, Edinburgh, Princeton, Brown, Toronto, and other universities. While a Cornell undergraduate, he passed from...

Soper, Edmund Davison (1876-1961)
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Soper, Edmund Davison (1876-1961)

Methodist Mission Educator Soper was born in Tokyo, Japan, of American Methodist missionary parents. Following graduation from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, he first expressed his lifelong interest in fundamental problems of the Christian world mission as field secretary of the Missionary Education Movement (1906-1910). Beginning in 1910 as...

Niles, D(aniel) T(hambyrajah) (1908-1970)
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Niles, D(aniel) T(hambyrajah) (1908-1970)

World leader in ecumenism and evangelism Niles was born in Jaffna, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), into a family of Congregational and Methodist ministers dating to the first Tamil convert in 1821. He was graduated from what is now United Theological College in Bangalore, India, later earning a doctorate at the University of London. His ecumenical involvement...

Jones, E. Stanley (1884-1973)
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Jones, E. Stanley (1884-1973)

American Methodist Missionary to India, Global Evangelist, and Author Born in Clarksville, Maryland, Jones was converted at age 17, studied law, and graduated from Asbury College (1906). In 1907, under the Board of Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he went to Lucknow, India, where he had a fruitful pastorate. Ordained both a deacon and...

Oldham, William Fitzjames (1854-1937)
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Oldham, William Fitzjames (1854-1937)

Methodist missionary and bishop in India, Southeast Asia, and South America Oldham was born in Bangalore, India, where his father was an English officer in the Indian Regiment. Although he was baptized a Roman Catholic, his earliest religious contacts came from Protestant military chaplains and the headmaster of the Madras Christian College. He was converted...

Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)
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Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)

Methodist missionary physician in China and Japan, and missionary bishop in Brazil and Africa Lambuth was born in Shanghai, the son of the founding missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS) missions in China. Having decided to be a medical missionary, he obtained both the M.D. and ordination as elder in 1877. Also in 1877...

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