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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Malayalam Prose and Missionary Grammar

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Primus Perinchery

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... (by Fr Germania of Octavia OCD), Arte-Malavar (by Fr John Ernest Hangsladen ). primus perinchery ‘ Frohnmeyer, L.J.: A Progressive Grammar of the Malayalam Language ’, available at http://books.google.com/books?id=Sp9gghQMZCMC&lpg=PP18&ots=vMOK5wrwCy&dq=Malayalam%20Prose%20and%20Missionary%20Grammar&pg=PP21#v=onepage&q=&f=false (Accessed on 2 January 2010). ‘ Malayalam CD-ROM, Multilingualbooks.com ’, available at http://www.multilingualbooks.com/malayalam-tutor.html (Accessed on 2 January...

Medical Mission Sisters

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Jessica Richard

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..., New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan. Hambye, E.R. and H.C. Perumalil (eds) (1972), Christianity in India—A History in Ecumenical Perspective , Alleppey: Prakasam. ‘ Medical Mission Sisters, MMS ’, available at http://www.ecs.org.et/Congreg/Medical%20Mission%20Sisters.htm (Accessed on 20 January...

Shalom Christian Centre, Jhelum, Pakistan

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Kenneth George Old

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...them for the prejudices and hardships they might experience in the secular workplace. The centre fulfils an important function for the church in Pakistan * . kenneth george old ‘ News from the Shalom Christian Centre, Pakistan ’, available at http://www.amentrust.co.uk/Shalom%20News%20December%202008.pdf (Accessed on 15 June...

Fonseca, Angelo da

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Peter Armacost

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...( 1942 ), by the Papal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice ( 1954 ), and by Pius XII ( 1955 ) for pioneering Christian art in India * . peter armacost A. Mascarenhas , ‘ Da Fonseca, Angelo ’, available at http://devplw.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/sdi/vbook/browse?type=lcsubc&key=Da%20Fonseca%2C%20Angelo%2C%201910-1967 (Accessed on 31 December...

Lakshadweep

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...is fishing, coconut cultivation, and coir twisting. Tourism is an emerging industry in the union territory. Johnstone, P. and J. Mandryk (2001), Operation World , Carlisle, UK: Paternoster/WEC International. ‘ Lakshadweep ’, available at http://lakshadweep.nic.in/LOC,POP%20and%20AREA.html#history (Accessed on 3 March...

Mathias, Louis

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Joseph Thekkedath

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...Louis ( b . Paris , 20 July 1887 ; d . Madras, India , 3 August 1965 ) As a young man, Louis Mathias joined the Salesians in Italy and was ordained as priest in 1913 . The Salesian superiors chose him in 1921 to lead the first Salesian missionary expedition to northeast India * . Under his leadership, the mission made such rapid progress that, in 1934 , Shillong was made a diocese, with Mathias as its first bishop. He was drawing up plans for the further development of the diocese, when the sudden death of Archbishop Mederlet of Madras...

Singh, Rajah Sir Harnam

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W. Joachim

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...Rajah Sir Harnam ( b . Kapurthala, Punjab, India , 15 November 1851 ; d . Kapurthala, Punjab, India , 20 May 1930 ) The Indian prince of the state of Khapatulla in the Punjab * , Rajah Sir Harnam Singh , along with his family, became an early convert to the Christian faith from Sikhism * . The National Missionary Society * (NMS) of India was fortunate to have Singh as its first president. The first mission field of the NMS was in Fazilabad in Montgomery district of Punjab. Eventually, the Punjab Committee of NMS ministered throughout Punjab and...

World Vision Afghanistan

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Sarojitha Arokiaraj

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...and breastfeeding women are the focus of WV Afghanistan's nutrition programmes. It has built a basic clinic and has trained community health workers. World Vision has built or rehabilitated nine schools in the Herat, Badghis, and Kabul provinces in western Afghanistan. More than 20,000 students and 1,000 staff members are reaping the benefits. The organization is building water catchments to provide Afghan families access to safe potable water. sarojitha arokiaraj ‘ World Vision Afghanistan ’, available at ...

Archival Deposits at Gurukul

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Andreas Gross

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...of the Tranquebar Mission, Leipzig Mission, Hermannsburg Mission, and Santal Mission. Apart from books, the archives have a collection of valuable microfilms. In 2006 , the archives received 103 microfilms from the Francke Foundations, Halle/Saale, Germany, consisting of about 20,000 letters written by the first Protestant missionaries who worked in southeast India from 1706 to 1845 . The well-known Halle reports are also available on microfilm. In 2002 , the Lutheran Heritage Archives received the entire India Archive of the Evangelical Lutheran...

Gossner, Johannes Evangelista

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...Johannes Evangelista Hausen, Germany, 1773 ; d. Germany, 20 March 1858 ) A defrocked Catholic priest with decidedly Protestant views, educated at the University of Dillingen and highly influenced by Evangelical Pietism, Gossner became a low-church Lutheran. As minister of the Bethlehem Church in Berlin, Gossner became known for his effective preaching, spiritual discipline, fervent prayer, and missionary zeal, which led to the formation of an overseas mission in 1836 . The Gossner Missionary Society, as it became known, sent a group of four young...

Jayakody, Marcelline

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G.P.V. Somaratna

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... ( b. Colombo, Sri Lanka , 1902 ; d. Colombo , 1998 ) A well-known Sri Lankan musician, poet, lyricist, and author, Jayakody studied at the St Bernard's Seminary, Colombo, after which he joined the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1922 , and was ordained as a priest on 20 December 1927 . Jayakody's greatest contribution to the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka * is in the sphere of church music. Before his time, the prevalent practice was to dub Sinhala words into Latin and Western hymns. Jayakody instead made use of Carnatic ragas and folk music that...

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

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C.V. Mathew

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... ( 1889–1940 ) in Nagpur in 1925 with about twenty young men, the RSS grew over the years as the biggest disciplined volunteer and political force in India * . With over 50,000 shakhas (branches) of differing strengths, spread across nearly 20,000 cities and villages, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has about 20,00,000 volunteers, trained and directed by more than 1,000 full-time staff members. It was founded against the backdrop of large-scale Hindu–Muslim riots during the early decades of the twentieth century. The passion of the RSS was to make the...

Arnos Padre

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George Kurukkoor

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...Padre ( b . Germany , 1681 ; d . Pazhayoor, Kerala , 20 March 1732 ) ‘Arnos Padre’ (Joham Ernestes Hanxlenden SJ) is remembered in Kerala * for his unparalleled literary works. Arnos studied philosophy at Osnabruck, Germany, and joined the Society of Jesus * in Augusburg before arriving in Kerala, India * , in 1701 . He trained for missionary work at San Paulo Monastery in Ambazhakkad (Sampaloor) and in Veloor near Trichur. Following the Hindu use of Ezhuthachan's poetry, Arnos believed that Christian poetry too could be used in devotional...

Banū Isrāʿīl

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...for the Israelite nation. Qurʿānic conceptions mirror those of Deuteronomy, where focus is on the election of the Banū Isrāʿīl and God's special favors to this community ( 2:47 , 122 ; 17:103–104 ; 23:23–24 ; 40:53–54 ; 44:30–33 ; 45:16–17 ; 5:20 ); their breaking of God's covenant ( 2:65 , 83 , 93 ; 5:20–26 ; 7:138–155 , 163–167 ); and the story of Moses and Pharaoh ( 7:103–171 ; 10:90 ; 26:10–68 ; 27:7–14 ; 28:3–47 ; 43:46–56 ; 79:15–26 ). The story of Israel's deliverance from Pharaoh appears in its most developed form in 7:103–171 ,...

Swain, C.A.

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Joshua Iyadurai

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...of America (WUMSA) for a woman medical missionary. However, she chose to go as a medical missionary through the newly formed Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church with which she was involved and the WUMSA supported her decision. Her work began on 20 January 1870 , the day she arrived in Bareilly, minus her luggage and medicines, which would arrive a month later. During her first year, she treated 1,300 patients and trained seventeen medical students. Clara Swain was appointed to provide medical care to the children in the...

Neill, Stephen Charles

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D. Arthur Jeyakumar

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...Stephen Charles ( b . Edinburgh, Scotland , 31 December 1900 ; d. England , 20 July 1984 ) Bishop, theologian, missiologist, and author Stephen Charles Neill was educated at Dean Close School and at Cambridge, where he became a Fellow of Trinity College in 1924 . In the same year, he went to Tirunelveli, south India, as a missionary. He was the Bishop of Tirunelveli (Anglican) Diocese from 1939 to 1945 . As a wandering evangelist and a theological teacher at the Thirumaraiyur Theological College, he learnt about the problems and difficulties in...

Mara Evangelical Church

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Sikhaw

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...( 1948 ), Maraland was divided into two parts and the church was also divided into two—the Evangelical Church of Maraland in India and the Mara Evangelical Church in Chin State, Myanmar. The Mara Evangelical Church is centralized in structure. It has seventy-two local churches and 20,000 members. It is a fully self-supporting church though 90 per cent of its members are farmers. A revival movement from 1956 resulted in the MEC sending missionaries with local resources. Today the church realizes that its mission is not only to win souls but also to serve...

Marshman, Joshua

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Marina Ngursangzeli

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...Joshua ( b . Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England , 20 April 1768 ; d . Serampore, West Bengal, India , 5 December 1837 ) From a very young age, Joshua Marshman was an avid reader. Before he turned eighteen, he had already read more than 500 books. In 1794 he was asked to take care of a school, supported by the church at Broadmead, in Bristol. Here he met Ryland, the President of the Bristol Academy, who baptized him and also allowed him to join the classes at the Academy. In 1799 he offered himself as a missionary to India to the Baptist...

Santiago, V.

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J.B. Santiago

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...song of liberation. Seventeen of his lyrics are found in the church lyric book today. He was elected first to the Madurai Church Council, then as chairman of the local Panchayat union. He was the first Indian moderator of the South India United Church (SIUC) during the period 1918–20 . He was one of the four key Christian leaders of the Church Union Movement, along with Rev. V. Azariah * , George Sherwood Eddy * , and Rev. H.A. Popely , which eventually resulted in the formation of the Church of South India * (CSI). j.b. santiago Crimes, C.J. (1946), ...

Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri

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David J. Clarence

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...Leprosy Research and Training Centre, Karigiri Robert Greenhill Cochrane is the founder of the Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre (SLRTC), popularly known as the Karigiri Leprosy Hospital. The centre was opened on 20 June 1955 . The purpose of the centre was to cure and rehabilitate leprosy patients by using the tendon transplant technique. Cochrane discovered the effectiveness of Diamino Diphenyl Sulphone (DDS) in controlling the spread of the bacteria causing leprosy ( Mycobacterium leprae ). His colleague, Paul Wilson Brand * , an...

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