Christian Mission in Africa – The 1926 Le Zoute Missions Conference

Edwin W. Smith, The Christian Mission in Africa. A Study Based on the Work of the International Missionary Conference at Le Zoute, Belgium, September 14th to 21st, 1926Rather than produce the standard report of proceedings for the 1926 Missions Conference in Le Zoute, Belgium, Edwin Smith was asked to write his own summary. In doing so the organisers hoped that the resulting work would be more widely read than a dry record of the facts.

My thanks to Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide for providing a copy of the book to scan and to the World Council of Churches for their kind permission to place it on-line.

Edwin W. Smith, The Christian Mission in Africa. A Study Based on the Work of the International Missionary Conference at Le Zoute, Belgium, September 14th to 21st, 1926. New York: The International Missionary Council, 1926. Hbk. pp.192. [Click to download the complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. The New Africa
  2. Retrospect
  3. Facing the Facts
  4. The Conference
  5. Preaching the Gospel to Africans
  6. The African Church
  7. Education
  8. Towards a Healthy Africa
  9. Land and Labour in Africa
  10. Co-operation in and For Africa
  11. What it all Means to Us

Recommendations and Resolutions

Speeches and Papers

  • New Forces in Africa. T. Jesse Jones
  • Statement by Canon Anson Phelps Stokes
  • The Contact of Europe and Africa. Louis Franck
  • The Medical Task in Africa. Dr. Broden
  • Statement by Dr Louise Pearce
  • Progress in Africa. Sir Frederick Lugard
  • Black and WHite in South Africa. Professor MacMillan
  • Native Administration in th Transkei

Co-operation with Missionaries and Africans

  1. Statement by the Portuguese Minister in Belgium
  2. Statement by the Ex-Governor of the Belgium Congo
  3. The Relation of Christian Missions tot he New Forces that are Shaping Africa. J.H. Oldham

Devotional Addresses

  • Co-operation. Daniel Couve
  • The Heart of a Host. Father Callaway

Minutes of the Conference

List of Delegates and Consultative Members

Special Africa Number of ‘The International Review of Missions’

Index