World Mission in Church and Society. Records

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World Mission in Church and Society. Records


  • 1910-1986 (bulk 1968-1978) (Creation)


21.8 cu.ft. (23 boxes)

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First established as the Foreign Mission Department of the National Council, it was responsible for coordinating Church programs on overseas missions. The department underwent multiple name changes in the 1960s and 1970s before being designated as World Mission in Church and Society in 1980. In addition to its involvement with specific programs such as the Mutual Responsibility and Interdependence (MRI) program, Partners in Mission, and the United Thank Offering (UTO), World Mission in Church and Society supported schools, hospitals, and missions established during the Church’s early involvement in the Philippines, Japan, Liberia, and elsewhere and cultivated networks of support between the independent churches and provinces of the Anglican Communion. In 1989, World Mission in Church and Society became the International Ministries sub-group of the Witness and Outreach Committee of the Executive Council.

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The World Mission in Church and Society records document the efforts of the office to support schools, hospitals, and missions established during the Church's early overseas involvement. Correspondence, minutes, reports, studies, newsletters, and informational materials are included.


Mission Information Files: Episcopal Church Dioceses, 1938-1975
Mission Information Files: Anglican Communion Churches, 1910-1986
Episcopal Church: Administrative Records, 1963-1981
Episcopal Church: Overseas Dioceses, 1950-1982
Episcopal Church: Province IX, 1965-1979
Episcopal Church: Overseas Bishops’ Coalition, 1968-1978
Episcopal Church: Partners in Mission, 1975-1979
Anglican Communion: Province Records, 1952-1980
Anglican Communion: General Records, 1958-1981

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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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Overseas Department. World Mission Correspondence
World Mission In Church and Society. Records

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