Mission 21 is engaged in 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the context of sustainable development cooperation and humanitarian aid for peacebuilding, education, health, food sovereignty and income generation. In this way, we contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This worldwide commitment is combined with programs for intercultural exchange and interreligious cooperation as well as the promotion of understanding for global interrelationships. Our services are open to all people, regardless of religion, origin or gender.
What your support does worldwide
No violence against women and children
In rural areas of Bolivia, a spiral of violence revolves in many families. In Maria's* family, women and children have repeatedly been the target of sexual violence. For generations, men have used violence to demonstrate their power. So did Maria's brother, who abused their mutual sister and beat Maria to the hospital. With the help of our partner organization Fundación Machaqa Amawta (FMA), Maria finds the support and psychological care she needs for herself and her children. Now she has the strength to press charges against her brother. With your donation, FMA can continue to assist women like Maria and break the spiral of violence. Thank you very much!
*Name and picture have been changed at the request of the persons concerned.
With 50 CHF
enable a woman to buy school materials for one year.
With 120 CHF
contribute to the training of a teacher, for example.
With 500 CHF
support, for example, the construction of an urgently needed dormitory.
"Mission - Colonialism Revisited."
A new look at the testimonies of indigenous "Bible women" (catechists) in India as key players in the Basel mission at the end of the 19th century. How did they manage to walk the tightrope between indigenous and European ideals of femininity? How did they move between the hierarchic caste system and Christian lifestyles? What kind of emancipation was possible in India at the time of the British Empire?
Our webinar series on the intertwined history of mission and colonialism.
What role did Christian mission societies play in the context of colonialism? With the webinar series "Mission-Colonialism Revisited" Mission 21 brings the multi-layered history of mission and colonialism into focus and contributes to a transparent reappraisal. This with the aim of sharpening the current social debate on racism and discrimination.
Webinar 'Mission-Colonialism Revisited'.
10/18/2023 at 12:15 PM
10/22/2023 at 10:00 a.m.
25.10.2023 at 8.00 pm
Participate and meet
09.11.2023 at fi.ld clock
12.11.2023 at 4.00 p.m.
16.11.2023 at 12.30 p.m.
Webinar 'Mission-Colonialism Revisited'.
11/22/2023 at 6:15 pm
03.12.2023 at 17.00
Visit our research archive
03.12.2023 at 3.00 pm
Mission House, Basel
08.11.2024 at fi.ld clock
In many countries, tensions or violence are on the rise. Mission 21 brings its expertise in interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding to bear here and supports reconciliation and trauma work.
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Mission 21 supports projects that enable disadvantaged people, especially smallholder families, to eat healthy, sustainably secure their livelihoods and live a life in dignity.
Who we are
Mission 21 is a worldwide community of partner churches and partner organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Together, we have been committed to a life in dignity for all people on the basis of the Christian faith for over 200 years. We provide sustainable development cooperation as well as humanitarian aid. In doing so, we offer opportunities for participation in the global church. As an international learning community, we create space for intercultural exchange and interreligious cooperation and promote understanding of global interrelationships.
In 20 countries, we are involved in around 100 projects to promote peace, education, health, food sovereignty and income generation. We are particularly committed to good governance and gender equality. Through our work, we contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Mission 21 is supported by people like you, by the Swiss Protestant Reformed Church (EKS) and by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Mission 21 is recognized as a non-profit organization and certified by ZEWO and EduQua.
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For example, support our projects for the education of farmers in Nigeria and give new perspectives.