World Mission in Church and Society. Records

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World Mission in Church and Society. Records


  • 1921-1986 (bulk 1957-1986) (Creation)


14 cu.ft. (14 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 both 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, reports, medical shipment records, photographs, and printed materials are included.


Information Files: Overseas Episcopal Church Dioceses, 1921-1982
Information Files: Anglican Communion Churches, 1947-1981
Information Files: Churches in Full Communion with Episcopal Church, 1939-1987
Information Files: Independent Churches, 1955-1981
The Episcopal Church: General Records, 1957-1984
The Episcopal Church: Overseas Episcopal Church Dioceses, 1959-1984
Anglican Communion: General Records, 1973-1983
Anglican Communion: Provinces, 1964-1986
Overseas Medical Shipments, 1961-1981
Photographic Materials, n.d.

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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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  • English

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National and World Missions Records, 1957-1969
World Mission In Church and Society Records, 1935-1982

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