Question: What is missionary religion?

A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to promote their faith or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.

What it means to be a missionary?

a person sent by a church into an area to carry on evangelism or other activities, as educational or hospital work: There are opportunities for student missionaries living abroad to work with the poor, participate in building projects, and share the Gospel.

Is Buddhism a missionary religion?

In fact, Buddhists were responsible for the first wide-scale missionary work. The religion holds that its tenets are universal and meant for all people around the world [source: Jestice]. As early as the third century B.C., King Asoka asked Buddhist missionaries to go and spread the religion beyond India.

What religions have missions?

Mormons, Pentecostals, evangelicals, Baptists, and Catholics all do mission work. The work is particularly central to Mormonism, which encourages observation of the scriptural invocation to “preach the gospel to every creature.” Pentecostals and evangelicals are also among the more visible.

Who is a famous missionary?

Early Christian missionariesAlopen – first missionary to China (Nestorian)Apollos.Augustine of Canterbury – missionary to England.Saint Barnabas.Saint Boniface – influential in the conversion of German peoples.Brieuc.Columba – early missionary to Scotland.David of Basra – early missionary to India.More items

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