Innere Mission

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The term covers all voluntary religious, charitable, and social work organized within the Protestant Churches in Germany, apart from parish work. The central organization of the mission dates from 1848; in 1957 it was united with the Hilfswerk, an organ of the Evangelical Church in Germany established in 1945 to relieve distress and make contact with those alienated from the Church. See also Wichern, Johann Hinrich.

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