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Title: Islam, a challenge to faith; studies on the Mohammedan religion and the needs and opportunities of the Mohammedan world from the standpoint of Christian missions
Year: 1907 (1900s)
Authors: Zwemer, Samuel Marinus, 1867-1952
Subjects: Islam Islam — Muslims Islam Zending Missie Christendom
Publisher: New York, Student volunteer movement for foreign missions
Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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at advance in bringing theGospel to Moslems, have been borne in upon us as astrong call from God to His Church in the present day.Coming from many Mohammedan and Christian lands,and dealing with varied aspects of Islam, we unitedlyand urgently call upon the Christian Church, as repre-sented by her missionary agencies, for a fresh departurein the energy and effectiveness of her work among Mo-hammedans. We ask that it may be strengthened andpromoted (i) by setting apart more special laborers andby giving them a specialized training; (2) by organizingmore efficiently the production and distribution of litera-ture for Mohammedans; (3) by systematic common ar-rangements for the fresh occupation of important centres,and the more effective working of those already occupied,and for forestalling the entrance of Islam into territoriesso far pagan. With this view we draw the attention ofthe Committees and Boards to the volume under publica-tion, embodying the surveys presented to the conference,

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A CHALLENGE TO FAITH 251 and we suggest that action on this basis be considered bythe meetings held in each country for interdenominationalmissionary action. *God wills it,May He enable us to do His will.^ The women delegates also published an additional ap-peal, which reads: We, the women missionaries assembled at the CairoConference, would send this appeal on behalf of thewomen of Moslem lands to all our sisters in the homechurches of Great Britain, America, Canada, France,Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Hol-land, Australia and New Zealand. While we have heard with deep thankfulness of manysigns of Gods blessing on the efforts already put forth,yet we have been appalled at the reports which have beensent in to the conference from all parts of the Moslemworld, showing us only too clearly that as yet but a fringeof this great work has been touched. Our hearts havebeen wrung as we have listened to statements after state-ments of sin and oppression, and have realized some

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