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Spreading Protestant Modernity: Global Perspectives on the Social Work of the YMCA and Ywca, 1889-1970

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"A half century after its founding in London in 1844, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) became the first NGO to effectively push a modernization agenda around the globe. Soon followed by a sister organization, the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), founded in 1855, the Y-movement defined its global mission in 1889. Although their agendas have been characterized as predominantly religious, both the YMCA and YWCA were also known for their new vision of a global civil society and became major agents in the ...

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Spreading Protestant Modernity: Global Perspectives on the Social Work of the YMCA and Ywca, 1889-1970 2020, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824884611

Hardcover