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American Tract Society
... The American Tract Society (ATS) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian but evangelical organization founded on May 11, 1825 in New York City for the purpose of publishing and disseminating Christian ... its lineage back through the New York Tract Society (1812) and the New England Tract Society (1814) to the Religious Tract Society of London, begun in 1799 ... It receives funding through a combination of private donations and tract sales ...
Home Mission Society - Founding
... deepest root of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is the Baptist General Tract Society founded in Washington, D.C ... truth, and to inculcate sound morals, by the distribution of tracts." In 1826 the tract society relocated to Philadelphia, where it was renamed the American Baptist Publication Society ... The 1824 tract society became the American Baptist Society in 1870, the Board of Publication and Education in 1944, and Educational Ministries in 1972 ...
William Henry Conley - Support For Religious Groups - Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society
... Conley was the first president of Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society, from 1881 to 1884 ... In December 1884, the Society was incorporated with Charles Taze Russell as president ... In 1896, the Society was renamed Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, and later became associated with Jehovah's Witnesses ...

Famous quotes containing the words society and/or tract:

    In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbours. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbour as ourself; modern society acknowledges no neighbour.
    Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)

    My only companions were the mice, which came to pick up the crumbs that had been left in those scraps of paper; still, as everywhere, pensioners on man, and not unwisely improving this elevated tract for their habitation. They nibbled what was for them; I nibbled what was for me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)