Taking missionary action

Undertaking missionary activity
Conducting missionary activity
Acting to express the love of God through love of mankind, to propagate a religious faith, to relieve misery or to foster progress, as individuals or groups. Education has been a major focus of this activity in the past. Medicine, education, agriculture, communications, development, law, youth work, relief to the poor and many other fields of activity are currently practised by missionaries.
The term missionary first came into use about 1622 when the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith of the Roman Catholic Church was instituted. Within the Catholic Church the priests and religious brothers played this role nearly exclusively throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 19th Century it was expanded to include religious sisters and later the laity. This Century the term has expanded in meaning from overseas and among other faiths to any work anywhere by the faithful bring enlightenment and the alleviation of suffering.
Counter Claim:
Missionaries intend to impose cultural and religious systems on other people.
Embracing religion
World Federation of Islamic Missions
Society for Scandinavian Seamen's Homes in Foreign Ports
South American Mission Society
Fédération de missions évangéliques francophones
Joint Working Committee of the Nordic Missionary Councils
Global Connections
Mission Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance
Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation
Council for World Mission
Women's Missionary Society - African Methodist Episcopal Church
World Missionary Evangelism
OMF International
The Voice of the Martyrs
Africa Inland Mission International
SIGNIS Services Rome
MBMS International
Overseas Council International
World Gospel Mission
World-Wide Prayer and Missionary Union
Missions et développement
OMS International
International Board of Jewish Missions
Mission Exchange
Global Mapping International
Church Missionary Society, Ireland
Aid of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary
The Mission to Seafarers
Third World Missions Association
Asia Centre for Theological Studies and Mission
American Leprosy Missions
Volunteer Missionary Movement
Grace Brethren International Missions
Worldwide Missionary Convention
Irish Missionary Union
Amigos de las Américas
Danish Missionary Council
Asia Missions Association
Christian and Missionary Alliance
International Ministerial Fellowship
Voice From the Silence
Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany
Pontifical Missionary Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Pontifical Missionary Work
World Partners
Global Missions Fellowship
Board of International Ministries
World Missions Fellowship
Association of Missionary Societies
Association de soutien des missions des assemblées de France
Society for Interests of Active Missionaries Abroad
Church Mission Society
Medical Teams International
Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church
Voice of China and Asia Missionary Society
Institute for Scientific Research on Missions
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
Teen Missions International
Missionary Dentists
Brethren in Christ World Missions
Biblical Ministries Worldwide
Mennonite Mission Network
Lutheran Brethren World Missions
International Missionary Union
United Christian Missionary Society
World-Wide Missions
HCJB Global
Missionary Women International
United Indian Missions International
International Lutheran Women's Missionary League
Fellowship of Christian Optometrists International
Office de coopération d'actions sociales pour le Tiers-monde - Overseas Missions Secretariat
Rosedale Mennonite Missions
Avant Ministries
Inter-Varsity Missions Fellowship
Evangelistic Faith Missions
Berean Mission
Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions
Missionary Vehicle Association
Church of God World Missions
Christian Missionary Fellowship
Brethren Church - International Ministries
Woman's Missionary Union
Claretian Volunteers and Lay Missionaries
Village Ministries International
BMS World Mission
Jesuit Missions
Elim International Missions
Association Churches and Missions in Switzerland
Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation
International Conference on Computing and Missions
Volunteers in Medical Missions
World Reach
Commission to Every Nation
Global Ministry Resource Network, Tijuana
Global interAction
Across Ministries
Heal the Nations
Christians in Action
Xaverian Missionary Sisters
Missionary Company of the Sacred Heart
Seventh Day Baptist Missionary Society
Clarissan Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
Soeurs des Missions Etrangères
Missionary Sisters of Christ the King
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Missionaries of Charity Brothers
Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Pontifical Missionary Society of Saint Peter the Apostle
Missionaries of the Merciful Love of the Heart of Jesus
Family Members of the Missionary Company of the Sacred Heart
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Congregation of Teresian Carmelite Missionaries Sisters
Missionary Daughters of Calvary
Order of the Divine Redemption Missionaries
Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians
Secular Missionaries of the Passion
Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Missionaries of the Company of Mary
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa
Society of African Missions
Society of Missionaries of Africa
Congregatio Missionariorum a Sacra Familia
Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood
Missionaries of Charity
Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate
Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ
Missionaries of the Sick
Institute of Secular Missionaries
Priest Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ
Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate
Soeurs Bénédictines de Tutzing
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Society of the Catholic Apostolate
Institute of Consolata Missionaries
Catholic Foreign Missionary Society of America
Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions
Missionary Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo
Paris Foreign Mission Society
Société des Auxiliaires des Missions
Fellowship of Independent Christian Missionary Communities
Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
St Patrick's Society for the Foreign Missions
St Joseph's Missionary Society of Mill Hill
Missionary Sisters of St Augustine
Sisters Mercedarian Missionaries of Bérriz
Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus of Hiltrup
Societas Missionariorum a Sancti Joseph
Society of St Francis Xavier for the Foreign Missions
Congregation of the Missionaries of St Charles, Scalabrinians
Congregation of the Missionaries of Mariannhill
Missionarii a Spiritu Sancto
Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions
Missionary Society of St Columban
Paulist Fathers
Société des Missions Etrangères de la Province de Québec
St Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart
Bethlehem Mission Society
Scarboro Foreign Mission Society
Guadalupe Missioners
Missionary Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate
Medical Missionaries of Mary
Comboni Missionary Sisters
Missionary Sisters of St Columban
Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver
Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Commission épiscopale des missions à l'extérieur
Filles de Notre Dame des Missions
Oeuvre internationale des missions d'Afrique
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action