inner mission

noun

: a movement originating in the 19th century within the Evangelical Church of Germany that sought partly through sisterhoods and lay brotherhoods to serve neglected and unfortunate members of society and that founded Christian lodging houses, Sunday schools, orphanages, and hospitals

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translation of German innere mission

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“Inner mission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20mission. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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