Tag: Interreligious Relations

Interfaith Arkansas
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Interfaith Arkansas

Interfaith Efforts for Economic Justice As a Church and Community Worker commissioned as a missionary by the General Board of Global Ministries, I work with Interfaith Arkansas and the Interfaith Arkansas Alliance. I am also an ordained elder of the Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church. The original predecessor of Interfaith Arkansas, the Arkansas...

The Miller Family
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The Miller Family

Generations of Mission Service In this audio file, collected at the 2018 Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, Northeast Jurisdiction Mission Advocate Becky Parsons speaks to Nancy Miller about her family’s experience in mission.

Johnson, Hugh and Shirliann
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Johnson, Hugh and Shirliann

Peace Award-Winning Missionaries to Algeria Pastor Hugh Johnson and his wife Shirliann (“Fritzi”) received the 2014 World Methodist Peace Award. Hugh and Shirliann dedicated their lives to the United Methodist Church for more than 40 years – 1963 up to 2005 – working in Algeria. The couple operated under a simple slogan: The church must be where...

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...