The Historical Index of
Religious Missions lists more than 800 sites providing information
for the study of the proselytisms in the past and present. Proselytism
is understood here in a broad perspective, as the movement of faiths,
rituals, beliefs, practice and people... continues
at the bottom of the page
Historical Index of Religious Missions Indexes of Virtual Resources of Religious Missions:
network links for Africa (By Steve Hayes, Pretoria, South Africa).
"The aim of these pages is to provide links to Web pages and other Internet
resources concerned with Christianity in Africa. We have even included a few
non-internet resources, like computer bulletin board services (BSSs), which
can still perform a useful service in providing cheap electronic communications
in some parts of Africa." E-mail: email@example.com.
San Juan Capistrano (CA, U.S.A.). "San Juan Capistrano was known
as the "Jewel of the Missions," and was founded November 1, 1776, by
Father Junipero Serra. It was a pretentious establishment with many workshops,
loom rooms, tallow vats, etc. It had the most important and pretentious stone
church of the whole chain of Missions founded by Serra. In 1819, there were
over 31,000 animals, cattle, sheep, horses, mules, goats and pigs on the
livestock rolls, owned by the Mission, and in 1812, the year of the disastrous
earthquake, there were 1361 Indian "neophytes" under the care of the
padres." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission San Luis
Rey (CA, U.S.A.). Site of the "Mission San Luis Rey de Francia...:
the 18th in a chain of 21 California Missions established by the Spanish
Franciscans. Named after Saint Louis IX, King of France, the Mission was
founded on June 13, 1798 by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen in a fertile
valley midway between Missions San Diego de Alcala and San Juan
Capistrano." Many pictures and interesting details.
(Colombia). "Asociación formada por matrimonios, célibes, sacerdotes, obreros
y profesionales de distintas áreas, que fieles al magisterio de la Iglesia
y a la experiencia viva de la Renovación Carismática Católica se esfuerzan
y ayudan por ser sal de la tierra y luz del mundo, unidos en la oración y
en la mesa de Jesús, la Eucaristía." E-mail : email@example.com.
Grace Brethren North
American Missions. "A family of ministries: Military Chaplaincy,
Indian Ministries, Church Planting, Grace Brethren Investment Foundation,
serving the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches & dedicated to bringing
the gospel of Jesus Christ to North America." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministries. "Our Mission is to see families enjoying their relationship
with each other. As each individual is healed of hurts and is wholehearted,
their interactions become healthy and supportive." E-mail: email@example.com.
The Latin American
Alliance Network. "Project of World Stewardship Institute, a
501 (c)(3) USA nonprofit environmental organization. The mission of the Latin
American Alliance is to present and develop environmental information for
Latin American countries, and to facilitate communications for the Consejo
Interreligioso de Mexico (Mexican Interfaith Council)." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Oeuvre catholique vouée à la mission universelle. French Canadian
site of the formerly called Oeuvre Pontificale de la Propagation de la Foi
portera, founded in 1822 by Pauline-Marie Jaricot. E-mail: email@example.com.
"Our Mission: To help prepare the Bride of Christ (the Church) grow into
meaningful relationship with the Groom (Christ) and with itself. To see that
relationship develop in beauty, maturity, and effectiveness to the fullness
of what is pleasing to our Savior." E-mail: WebPage@Provocation.Org.
American Missions Inc. "For more than thirty years Pan American
Missions has been obedient to God's call to "preach the good news to
the people there" in Mexico's southernmost regions through an inspired
mission program of Dentistry, Christian Film Ministry, Child Evangelism, and
more." E-mail: FJappe@Juno.com.
(By Lutheran Hour Ministries). Lutheran Media Services for Asia.
Missions - Asian
Missionaries. "High Street Baptist Church is a member of the
Baptist Bible Fellowship international who supports more missionaries in many
countries across the world."
Center, Armenia. "The AAA NGO Training and Resource Center (NGOC)
was founded in August 1994 in the belief that the non-governmental sector
plays a unique and essential role in rebuilding Armenia. By strengthening
the institutional capacity of indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
the NGOC supports the growth and development of Armenian civil society."
Gospel for Asia.
"Trains and supports more than 11,000 native missionaries who are serving
in eight countries, working among people who are now hearing the name of Jesus
for the very first time." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Transcultural Mission
(Asia). "The objectives are : 1.Preach the Gospel to every creature.
(The Great Commission) 2.Recruitment and sending of missionaries for tribal
Missions International - Starting Churches Throughout Eastern Europe.
"CMI exists to glorify God by taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to the
nations of the world, through Bible Schools, Leadership Seminars Evangelistic
Campaigns, and the starting of Churches so that in this generation the Great
Commission as stated in Mark 16:15 is accomplished. CMI is committed to networking
with other ministries and churches in the Body of Christ to accomplish its
purposes. In the five years CMI plans to help start at least 100 new churches
in Eastern Europe. Focus for these new churches will be in Yugoslavia, Slovenia,
Croatia, Poland, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Bulgaria,
Russia, Slovakia and other nations in the region." E-mail: Jimpuhr@aol.com.
Greater Grace Missions and
Churches in Europe. "Has more than three dozen affiliated churches
and missionary outreaches in Europe. In addition to those cities with permanent
churches in them, most of these ministries also have Bible studies and outreaches
available in many surrounding communities as well."
Mission - The official Catholic Mission Aid site. "This site
shows a small part of the work we do in 160 countries and offers you an opportunity
to become involved, in a small or big way, by increasing your awareness of
the needs of communities in other countries, by volunteering in Australia
or overseas or through financial support." E-mail: email@example.com.
Religious. "This site contains details of Religious communities in
the CEPAC (Episcopal Conference of the Pacific) region, RelPacNews concerning
the region in general, the activities of the CMSPI (Conference of Major
Superiors of the Pacific Islands) as well as other Conferences of Religious in
neighbouring regions (NZ, PNG, Australia, AMOR). E-mail:
Missionary Aviation - Flying Medical Samaritans. "The primary goal
is to glorify God, and make our Lord Jesus Christ known to people in Micronesia
and the Philippines. Aircraft and ships are utilized to bring the gospel to
remote island people who would otherwise remain unreached. We make God's love
tangible by providing free medical care, evacuation flights and disaster
relief. We plant churches, operate an orphanage and schools, and provide other
services as indicated by the needs of the people we serve." E-mail:
Partner. "Through Project Partner With Christ's close relationship
with indigenous pastors in several countries around the world, millions of
people each year hear the Good News that there is a Savior who loves them and
offers them forgiveness and life abundant." E-mail:
Outback. "A Ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), a worldwide,
non profit, voluntary Christian organisation. Made up of people from a variety
of ages, backgrounds, nationalities and denominations." E-mail:
Missions - CICM (Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of
Mary-Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae). "In 1999 there are some 1300
CICM missionaries in various parts of the world. They live and work in 28
countries throughout Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. The
latest new ventures are in Mongolia, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, and
Cuba." E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Continues from the top of the page) Although a large amount of the information
concerns only Christian missions, I intend to provide information regarding
other confessions, such as Buddhism, Islam or Judaism, and also proselytisms
from the secular world: IGO's, NGO's, etc. The Index could also be used as
a source of data in itself, a research tool on the ways traditional and new
confessions try to communicate through the Internet.
The Historical Index of Religious Missions
is made of different pages which are always under construction. You will find
Virtual Resources produced all over the world world dealing with the past
and present of the Religious Missions. The documents and materials found on
this site should not be taken to reflect the view of the editor.
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