Strategic Partnerships

Movement of African National Initiatives (MANI)

Joshua Project is pleased to partner with the Movement of African National Initiatives. MANI is an African movement, a network of networks and African National Initiatives, focused on catalyzing African National Initiatives and mobilizing the resources of the Body of Christ in Africa for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

MANI's stated purpose is to affirm, motivate, mobilize and network Christian leaders by inspiring them with the vision of reaching the unreached and least evangelized in Africa, and the wider world, through the communication of up to date research, reports and models; consultations and prayer efforts focusing on the unfinished task.

Etnopedia

Joshua Project and Etnopedia, while distinct initiatives, serve the same vision. They seek to help inform the church worldwide about the unfinished task of the Great Commission by identifying and highlighting the people groups of the world that have the least exposure to the Gospel and the least Christian presence in their midst.

The approaches used by these two ministries are unified and connected so as to work in conjunction and varied so as to focus on their respective emphases and thus avoid duplication. For Joshua Project that focus is on updateable statistics for a comprehensive list of peoples. For Etnopedia that focus is to provide a translation platform and multilingual set of people profiles for collaboration in a web community.

Global Research Initiatives

The major global missions people, language and country databases are seeking closer partnership and data sharing. This includes the World Christian Database, International Mission Board, Ethnologue, Operation World and Joshua Project. Each with its own distinctive, these initiatives are working in cooperation. Together these efforts hope to soon:

  • develop a statement of unity
  • create documents regarding the distinctiveness of each effort
  • circulate regular change update notifications where possible
  • use Affinity Bloc / People Cluster scheme in all data sets
Luoluopo, Southern of China
Population:  246,000
Status: Unreached
Tai Man, Shan of Myanmar (Burma)
Population:  4,593,000
Status: Unreached
Tuareg, Arabized of Niger
Population:  449,000
Status: Unreached
Fur, Forok of Sudan
Population:  1,164,000
Status: Unreached
Dongxiang of China
Population:  623,000
Status: Unreached
Fulani, Jelgooji of Burkina Faso
Population:  380,000
Status: Unreached
Arab, Jordanian of Canada
Population:  5,500
Status: Unreached
Arab, Libyan of Libya
Population:  1,803,000
Status: Unreached
Masalit of Sudan
Population:  444,000
Status: Unreached
Baima of China
Population:  17,000
Status: Unreached

Mission Question
How many primarily Hindu people groups are there in East and Southern Africa?  Answer ...

Missions Scripture
"And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."  Genesis 12:3

Unreached Peoples Fact
2,210 people groups in the 10/40 Window have neither Scripture portions or the Jesus film available in their primary language, comprising 231,000,000 individuals.  More Mission Facts ...


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