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Empire and Mission: Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?

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Andrea Pass, University of Oxford In September 1947, amidst ‘the vast horror of fear and suffering’ in post-Partition Delhi, Dr Ruth Roseveare, an Anglican missionary of St Stephen’s Community, drew comfort from her knowledge of ‘a new Kingdom’ of Heaven … Continue reading

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Profile: Stella Benson, 1892-1933

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Katrina Gulliver, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich The following is an extract from Modern Women in China and Japan: Gender, Feminism and Global Modernity between the War, which was published by IB Taurus in February 2012 Stella Benson was born in … Continue reading

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In Darkest London: Investigating Destitution in the 1920s

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Kirsten Jarrett Classic Text: In Darkest London by Ada Chesterton (1926) Anne Turner was the pseudonym used by Ada Elizabeth Chesterton, the widow of G.K. Chesterston’s brother Cecil, herself a journalist and ‘social reformer’. It was under this name that, … Continue reading

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Carols and Curry? Christmas in the Indian Mission Field

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Andrea Pass, University of Oxford It was certainly a far cry from turkey and plum pudding, a far cry from holly and mistletoe, and a far cry from candlelit carolling in a snowy English churchyard. For Christmas dinner in 1920, … Continue reading

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A Mission Christmas in Uganda

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Kathleen Vongsathorn, University of Oxford England has a history of Christmas charity dating back to the Middle Ages, and peaking in the late Victorian era.  When British missionaries and colonial families went abroad, they took with them these same charitable … Continue reading

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