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International Missionary Council

Founded at Lake Mohonk, New York, in 1921, the IMC was designed to be a council of councils. It was an outgrowth of the great World Missionary Conference at Edinburgh* in 1910, responding to the increasing desire for more cooperation among Protestant Christian missions. Its membership was restricted to regional cooperative agencies, such as the national missionary councils in Europe and America and the national Christian councils in what were considered the mission lands. The total membership ultimately included thirty- eight agencies. Mission boards or societies were not members, except as they were represented in these regional agencies.