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missionary

a member of a religious mission

Missionary

Aubrey, Father
converts savages to Christianity. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
Boniface, St.
missionary to the German infidels in 8th century. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 271]
Davidson, Rev. Alfred
attempts to convert Sadie Thompson to religion but ends up seducing her. [Br. Lit.: “Miss Thompson” in Benét, 675; Am. Cinema: “Rain” in Halliwell, 593]
Latour and Vaillant, Fathers
priests establish a diocese in New Mexico. [Am. Lit.: Cather Death Comes for the Archbishop in Magill I, 199]
Livingstone, David
(1813–1873) explorer and missionary in Africa. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1596]
Patrick, St.
(c. 385–461) early missionary to and patron saint of Ireland. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 138]
Salvation Army
international religious organization known for its charitable and missionary work. [Christian Rel.: NCE, 2408–2409]
Society of Jesus
Roman Catholic religious order distinguished in foreign missions. [Christian Hist.: NCE, 1412]
Xavier, St. Francis
indefatigable pioneer converter of East Indies. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 141–142]
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The sponsorship of a book about Christian missionaries by the Religious Affairs Directorate was one of these measures.
As Jews who had converted and then become Christian missionaries to other Jews, "Hebrew-Christian" missionaries, as they were called, occupied a liminal space in the religious landscape.
For their part, the American Christian missionaries express ignorance of the bill introduced in Parliament, or speak generally in their interviews for the film about the wrongness of homosexuality from a Biblical point of view.
Christian missionaries are to "reject all forms of violence .
Father George, however, expressed concern about the impact the Kumbh may have on Christian missionaries.
Mooshahary hailed Christian missionaries who "laid down their lives to foster human values in remote areas" of north-east India.
It has the distinction of hosting the first Christian missionaries (French Marists) in the region in 1847.
Rida published a religious/political journal al-Manar (The Lighthouse) in which he discussed the need for a return to the tenets of early Islam, the tension between the Ottoman Empire and its Arab and Syrian territories, the negative attitudes of Christian missionaries and the inaccuracies of Jewish and Christian beliefs as reflected in their holy books.
Swami Narendra Maharaj, head of a Hindu sect and organiser of this programme mentioned that he was on a mission to save Hindus who were misguided by Christian missionaries.
Ann's friends are volunteers for Mission Direct, which sends Christian missionaries to West Africa and Central America.
A BRITISH couple working as Christian missionaries were last night behind bars after being charged with sedition in the West African state of Gambia.
The police had no immediate leads but in the days following, the culprits involved in the murder of the Swami and his associates were apprehended and they were identified as Christian converts affiliated to the Christian missionaries of World Vision, an international Christian organization that specializes in work in Third World Countries.

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