Jews for Judaism
“Jews for Judaism is the only international, full-time counter-missionary, counter-cult, educational, outreach and counseling organization dedicated to countering the multi-million-dollar efforts of deceptive missionary and cult groups that target the Jewish community for conversion. […] Contrary to popular perception, it is not only emotionally unstable Jews who fall prey to the missionaries’ efforts; in fact, all Jews are susceptible. […] [Missionaries] deliberately misquote, mistranslate and misinterpret Jewish scriptures and rabbinical texts […] Their delegitimization of Judaism, in concert with their misleading exploitation of Jewish symbols, religious artifacts and even traditional music, serve to confuse the potential convert, making him or her more vulnerable.”
“Outreach Judaism is an international organization that responds directly to the issues raised by missionaries and cults, by exploring Judaism in contradistinction to fundamentalist Christianity.”
International Association for Mission Studies
“IAMS is an international, inter-confessional and interdisciplinary professional society for the scholarly study of Christian witness and its impact in the world. There are some 600 individual and corporate members around the world. The journal Mission Studies, is published twice a year. International conferences are held every three to four years.” The website includes a directory of missiological societies and a variety of resources.
Social Sciences and Missions / Sciences sociales et missions
The journal Social Sciences and Missions / Sciences sociales et mission provides a forum for exploration of the social and political influence of Christian missions worldwide. Christian missions represent a unique site of observation for the study of modern societies, in the “north” as well as in the “south”. This is the reason why missions constitute the “prime material” of the journal Social Sciences and Missions. Our aim is not to study missions for themselves, but rather as “total social facts”, an idiom, which history, anthropology, sociology or political science can use to analyse reality and give it meaning. This constitutes the originality of our approach – to the best of our knowledge, Social Sciences and Missions is the only social sciences journal dedicated to this object of study.