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Urban Rural Mission
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1. Since 1978 the Urban Rural Mission has been a working group of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the World Council of Churches (WCC; Ecumenism, Ecumenical Movement 4.1); it arose out of the Urban Industrial Mission (UIM) and the Rural Agricultural Mission (RAM). A literal translation of the name can lead to misunderstanding, because goals, target groups, and work methods clearly differ from traditional “city mission” and “village mission” (Evangelism 1.3). URM belongs to the WCC team Mission and Ecumenical Education. A working group of repres…

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Springe, Christa, “Urban Rural Mission”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_U.28>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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