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A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

Malayalam Prose and Missionary Grammar

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Primus Perinchery

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... Peter and Paul OCD ), Rudimenta Linguae Malabarico Samoscardanicae (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...

Medical Mission Sisters

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Jessica Richard

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...20Mission%20Sisters.htm (Accessed on 20 January...

Shalom Christian Centre, Jhelum, Pakistan

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Kenneth George Old

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...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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...and De Nobili College Chapel, Pune, the Rachol Seminary, Goa, and the Basel Mission, Mangalore. Angelo was awarded a gold medal by The Bombay Arts Society ( 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...

Gossner, Johannes Evangelista

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...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 Lutheran craftsmen as...

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...

Arnos Padre

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George Kurukkoor

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...follower of Ezhuthachan, who translated the epic Ramayana for the Hindus. Paulinus A.S. Bartolomeo listed the extant works of Arnos in the de codicibus indici manuscripti r.p. joannis haxlenden in AD+SC. 1790 . Arnos carried out his mission work in many Christian centres of Kerala like Udayamperoor, Kaduthuruthy, Kuravilangad, Moothedam, Chettuva, and Kozhikode. He finally settled in Vellore where his missionary and literary works flourished. He died at Pazhayoor on 20 March 1732 and was buried in his church. george kurukkoor Chummar T.M. (1968), ...

Archival Deposits at Gurukul

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Andreas Gross

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...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 Mission Lower Saxony (ELM), formerly known as the Hermannsburg Mission. These microfilms contain materials in different languages including German, English, Telugu, and Tamil. andreas gross Jeyaraj,...

Jayakody, Marcelline

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G.P.V. Somaratna

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... 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 were well known in Sri Lanka. He wrote lyrics of a high...

Swain, C.A.

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Joshua Iyadurai

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... Clara A. Swain, M.D. , available at http://www. gutenberg.org/ebooks/14017 (Accessed on 19 January 2010). Nalini, M. (2001), ‘ Dr Clara A. Swain (1834–1911) ’ in Dharma Deepika , 5 (1), 66–70, January–June. Swain, C. (1987 [1909]) A Glimpse of India , New York: Garland. Wilson, D.C. , ‘Swain, Clara’ in G.H. Anderson (ed.) (1998), Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions , New York: Macmillan. ‘ Christian History Timeline, Clara Swain ’, available at: http://www.christianhistorytimeline.com/DAILYF/2001/01/daily-01-20-2001.shtml ...

Alphonsa, Muttathupadath

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Annies

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...from all over the world continue to visit her tomb even today and testify to the favours received through her intercession. annies Radhakrishnan, M.G. (2008), ‘A Second Saint; Sister Alphonsa Muttathupadath (1910–46) of Kerala Will Become the First Indian Woman and Second Indian to be Canonised and Declared a Saint by Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on October 12’ in India Today , 20 October. ‘ A Second Saint … ’, available at http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1P2-19346599.html (Accessed on 28 December...

Graham's Homes

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Chhatra Subba Paul

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...which also includes a farm, a bakery, a hospital, and a sizeable chapel. J.A. Graham , born to David and Briget Nolan on 8 September 1861 , was ordained on 13 January 1889 , got married two days later, left Scotland on 20 January, and arrived in Kalimpong, then known as British Sikkim, in April 1889 . Initially, he worked among the Lepchas * . Apart from propagating the Christian faith, Graham was also a great social worker. Together with others, he helped start a hospital in Kalimpong in 1893 . He organized weekly fetes for agricultural products. His...

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

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C.V. Mathew

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...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 Hindu society a strong force by liberating it from fear, lethargy, and disunity. It laboured for the revival of Hindu dharma...

Canara Organization for Development and Peace

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Ronald Cutinha

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...and organization, consisting of 450 Self-help Groups (SHGs) having a membership of 8,000 women; (iv) HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in six panchayats (20 villages); (v) a domestic workers’ welfare association; and (vi) St Joseph's Agricultural School, established in 1979 at Vamanjoor for educating farmers regarding the harmful effects of chemicals and pesticides, encouraging them to practise organic farming, and providing guidance on animal husbandry and the usefulness of a multi-crop system to approximately 2,500 farmers every year. Of late, 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...

World Vision Afghanistan

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Sarojitha Arokiaraj

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...helping to generate much-needed income as well as create community assets. Children, pregnant, 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 ‘...

Santiago, V.

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J.B. Santiago

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...called to serve as a pastor in Batlegundu, in the Pasumalai Pastorate. During this period, he began to compose Christian lyrics. In 1915 , revival meetings were held all over Madurai district, during which his song ‘Dasare Ith Tharaiai Anbai’ became a rousing 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...

Groves, Anthony Norris

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Paul Joshua Bhakiaraj

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...Anthony Norris ( b. Newton Valence, Hampshire, England , 1795 ; d. Bristol, England , 20 May 1853 ) One of the ‘original seven’ members of the Brethren movement that began in Dublin around the late 1820s and its first overseas missionary, who served in Baghdad ( 1829–33 ), and later in south India ( 1833–53 ), Groves is a significant figure in mission history. Groves, who trained as a dentist, offered to serve with the Church Missionary Society * (CMS), but later developed misgivings about ordination and church establishment. By launching the...

Mara Evangelical Church

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Sikhaw

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...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 life. The Mara Evangelical Church is open to women's ordination. In 1971 , the MEC sent Thaodei for theological training after which she was appointed secretary of the women's department. She was offered ordination, but declined. In 2003 , Maiki Cheiza was inducted as a...

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