Conferences for joint study and solution of miss. problems; denominational or interdenom.; constituted by voluntary participation of interested socs., administrators, and missionaries; advisory, without legislative power; most Am., Eur., and Asiatic countries have such confs., which have been held, e.g., NYC 1854, London 1854, Calcutta 1855, Benares (India) 1857, Liverpool 1860, Shanghai 1877 and 1890, London 1878 and 1888, NYC 1900, Edinburgh 1910, Jerusalem 1928, Tambaram, Madras, India, 1938, Whitby, Ont., Can., 1947, Willingen, Ger., 1952, Accra, Ghana, 1958. See also International Missionary Council.
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