Anglican mission agency USPG defends name-change

The chief executive of the Anglican mission agency USPG, the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, has issued a strong response to claims that its recent name-change means that it is embarrassed by the gospel.

The society announced last month that it would become known as “Us” from November, saying: “The original title given to us by our founder, the Revd Thomas Bray, was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which was later abbreviated to SPG. No doubt this name worked well in its day, but words like ‘propagation’ are simply out-dated in the 21st century.”

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