Focus on Scottish Christian missions overseas

A display on overseas missions of Scottish Presbyterian churches opened today at the National Library of Scotland.

Journals, letters and photographs relating to a selection of missionaries from the 19th and 20th centuries give us a glimpse of challenges they faced in the various locations they travelled to. Evangelism was an integral part of Scottish missions, but education and medicine played an important role in missionary work.

Mary Slessor, Jane Haining, Robert Laws and Alexander Duff - the Church of Scotland's first missionary - are some of those featured in the small exhibition.

Much of the material on display comes from the Church of Scotland World Missions Council archive, held at NLS since 1953. The Scottish overseas missions display is open daily until 30 June. See display page for opening times.

2 June 2010



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