Danish Missionary Society

The Danish Missionary Society was a Christian missionary society based in Copenhagen and affiliated to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark.[1] It was founded on 17 June, 1821 by the Rev. Bone Falck Rønne (1764–1833), who chaired the mission board until his demise in 1833.[1][2] The organisation sent missionaries to the Danish Gold Coast, Danish West Indies, Danish India, Greenland and other Danish colonies around the world.[1][3] In 1828, it formed an alliance with the Basel Mission Society of Switzerland to recruit and train missionaries to be sent to the Gold Coast.[1] In January 2000, the Danish Missionary Society merged with the Dansk Santalmission (established in 1867) to become the Danmission, focusing on poverty alleviation, interfaith dialogue and church development in twelve nations across, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.[4][5]

Danish Missionary Society
Formation17 June 1821 (1821-06-17)
DissolvedJanuary 2000 (2000-01)
TypeChristian missionary society
  • Christian mission and evangelism
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Poverty alleviation
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Region served
Worldwide especially Africa, Asia and Caribbean
Official language

Notable missionaries edit

  • Andreas Riis (1804 in Løgumkloster – 1854 in Naksby) a Danish missionary to the Gold Coast for the Basel Evangelical Missionary Society

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d svendHistorie (30 May 2018). "Ghana – The Gold Coast". Historie. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  2. ^ "The Missionary Work of Denmark and Finland". International Review of Mission. 5 (4): 628–639. 1916. doi:10.1111/j.1758-6631.1916.tb00901.x. ISSN 1758-6631.
  3. ^ "Danish Missionaries and Indian Independence". National Museum of Denmark. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Danmission". Danmission (in Danish). 23 March 2020. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Danmission". Peacemakers. Retrieved 14 December 2020.