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Ireland, Nigeria and the politics of civil war
Kevin O’Sullivan

was particularly strong with the predominantly Catholic Igbo, accentuated by the group’s strong emphasis on education, in which Biafra 87 the missionary influence was prominent. But the Catholic Church was not alone in flying the Irish flag. Also working among Christian peoples across Nigeria were a number of Irish Protestant missionaries, many of them assigned by the Church of Ireland-run Church Missionary Society (CMS). It was the Catholic connection that dominated, however. In the worsening tensions in Nigerian society, the very strength of the relationship

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire
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The Biafran humanitarian crisis
Kevin O’Sullivan

, ‘The Great Hunger: Biafra and Ireland’, 26 June 1968. Interview with Kennedy (16 Jan. 2006); and interview with Fr Tony Byrne, Dublin, 21 Feb. 2007. HGPA BP Box 7: Wartime Accounts, ‘Brother Francis writes on Marist Mission in Nigeria’. Quoted in Jack Hodgins, Sister Island: A History of the Church Missionary Society in Ireland 1814–1994 (n.p., 1994), p. 22. Laurie Wiseberg, ‘The International Politics of Relief: A Case Study of Relief  Operations Mounted During the Nigerian Civil War (1967–1970)’  (PhD  dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973), p

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire
Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

some Aborigines, terrorising others. Aborigines were rapidly turned into unwelcome impediments to the progress of British settlement, enemies of the British Crown that now claimed ownership of all their country. The missionary societies that had operated in the Pacific Islands from 1797 – the London Missionary Society, the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (WMMS) – could

in Equal subjects, unequal rights
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John Marriott

interdenominational London Mission Society (LMS) was formed, followed in 1799 by the Church Missionary Society (CMS), largely under the inspiration of Anglicans who had broken adrift from the LMS. Much scholarly work has been devoted to an explanation of this sudden rise in British missionary endeavour. 58 One broad camp links it to the simultaneous expansion of the British imperial state. According to this

in The other empire
John Marriott

work with indigenous peoples was rarely pursued, except on the personal initiative of individual priests, 95 until the 1790s when evangelical impulses within Nonconformity and Anglicanism gave birth to the Baptist Missionary Society (1792), the London Missionary Society (1795) and the Church Missionary Society (1799). Relationships between evangelicalism and the imperial ‘project’ are too complex to

in The other empire
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Sokhieng Au and Anne Cornet

medical services provided by the Protestant Church. In fact, in Ruanda-Urundi, Protestant societies such as the Church Missionary Society or the Seventh-Day Adventists could only obtain entry into the mandated territories by creating modern hospitals. 24 Expansion Under the CFS, many doctors continued to be career soldiers, who seemed more willing to

in Medical histories of Belgium
Aiding Indians in need
A. Martin Wainwright

hearing disability. In the meantime, however, inspired perhaps by the Anglican sisters of St Mary the Virgin in Wantage, who hosted her stay, she was baptised into the faith under the guidance of one of their number, Sister Geraldine, who was also a member of the Church Missionary Society. Ramabai had already become interested in Christianity before her marriage, but had hitherto

in ‘The better class’ of Indians
Andrew J. May

’s great uncle Henry Thornton was one of the founders of the Clapham Sect and the Church Missionary Society (CMS) (1799), first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society (1804), and friend of William Wilberforce (his second cousin). John Thornton, Eliza’s brother, married the daughter of Bishop Heber of Calcutta. To further cement the Clapham link, in 1814 Henry Stainforth

in Welsh missionaries and British imperialism
Douglas H. Johnson

University Press . Nalder , Leonard Fielding (ed.). 1936 . Equatorial Province Handbook . Vol . 1 Mongalla. Sudan Government Memoranda No. 4. Khartoum : n.p . Nalder , Leonard Fielding (ed.). 1937 . A Tribal Survey of Mongalla Province by Members of the Province Staff and Church Missionary Society . London : Oxford

in Ordering Africa
Power, ritual and knowledge
Christopher Prior

officials’ authority in relation to other Europeans. The unusual reliance of Bunyoro’s Edwardian officials on Church Missionary Society missionaries was partly because Nyoro resistance led them to look for powerful local allies, and partly because a high turnover of officials provided little opportunity for detailed opinions of the Banyoro to be formed. 26 British elites in Africa consequently felt

in Exporting empire