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South Australia - Glossary Term

Mission

Categories
Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Mission, Protestant, Type of 'care', Uniting Church and Wesleyan Methodist

A mission is a faith-based organisation which provides social and other forms of support to people in need. Missions continue to operate shelters and social services across Australia, including in cities. In relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the word mission more specifically describes a residential settlement run by a church organisation.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George