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Title: The Spirit of missions
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Episcopal Church. Board of Missions Episcopal Church. Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society
Subjects: Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Missions
Publisher: Burlington, N.J. : J. L. Powell
Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive
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orted entirely by thecontributions of the people. Egypt.—In Egypt the missionarysocieties have a much more difficultfield. England herself confronts aproblem in her administration ofEgypt not easily solved. A Christiannation attempting to rule a Mohamme-dan one, without interfering in anyway with its religion—in fact, con-forming outwardly at least to that re-ligion—presents a situation not con-ducive to rapid advance in missionarywork. Englands policy seems to havebeen to scrupulously respect all Mos-lem observances. The governmentofficials observe Friday as a holiday,out of respect to the Moslem, and per-form the work of the Egyptian Gov-ernment on Sunday. The Englishofficer in the army will take part inMoslem religious ceremonies, and firesalutes at religious festivals. In theEgyptian Soudan conditions are evenworse. There restriction has beenplaced upon the access of the mis-sionary to the Moslem population.The government having taken the po- 602 The Christianizing of Africa
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MARKET SCENE IN UGANDATwo of the women have bark-cloth dresses. sition that it will not countenance anyeffort to proselytize. It has, however,in the southern or pagan portion, in-vited the missionary but has delimi-nated the territory, assigning one largetract to the American Presbyterians,another to the C. M. S., and a third tothe Roman Catholics. South Africa.—When David Liv-ingstone went from Central Africa toCape Colony to marry Mary Moffatt,daughter of the famous missionary, hewas six months trekking back to theZambesi River. The traveller canmake the same journey now on theZambesi Express in four days, and in-stead of encountering all sorts of perilsand hardships, as did Livingstone andhis bride, he can recline in a sumptu-ous compartment, have excellent mealsserved in a dining-car, enjoy a goodbed at night, and refresh himself with a shower-bath in the morning. Whenthe Cape-to-Cairo Road is completedit will resemble the backbone of a fish,with branching ribs on either side.Ea
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