Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
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The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization
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Williams, R. R. 2012. Missionaries. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. .
- Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
A missionary is someone sent on a religious mission, one that typically involves propagating their religion or conducting charitable work in a culture or country different from their own. Throughout history Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim missionaries carried their religions throughout the world. Today, the global diffusion of Buddhism and Islam is mainly due to international migration and formal missionary efforts are rare. The missionary activities of Christians, however, remain a prominent feature of globalization.
- international agencies;