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For more food sovereignty in Nigeria
Education determines what we harvest in the future

Mission 21

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.

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South Sudan

Help for midwifery school

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Living with HIV: Support for children and young people

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With 50 CHF

enable a woman to buy school materials for one year.

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With 120 CHF

contribute to the training of a teacher, for example.

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With 500 CHF

support, for example, the construction of an urgently needed dormitory.

"Mission - Colonialism Revisited."

Next webinar

Voices from the Archives: Indian Bible Women in Colonial Times

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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?

18.10.2023 | 12:15 | online

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.

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► Webinar Dossier

"Mission and Colonial Violence in the First World War", "Black Voices from the Archives", "Mission and Slavery" - in the series "Mission-Colonialism Revisited" Mission 21 has held webinars with renowned experts. In the web dossier you will find all recordings of the series as well as interesting background material.


► Dossier "Decolonize Aid

An honest look at the continuing power imbalance in development cooperation and a joint search for new strategies for cooperation at eye level.

All events

Webinar 'Mission-Colonialism Revisited'.

Voices from the Archives: Indian Bible Women in Colonial Times

18.10.2023 | 12:15 | online

Study trip to Tanzania 2023


Church service with Bishop em. Frank Otfried July

22.10.2023 | 10:00 | Basel Cathedral

Q&A Session PEP! in October

25.10.2023 | 20:00 | Online
Participate and meet

Future Day 2023

Educational event

Mission and colonialism in Basel: guided city tour

12.11.2023 | 16:00 | Basel

Q&A Session PEP! in November

16.11.2023 | 12:30 | online
Webinar 'Mission-Colonialism Revisited'.

Anti-Slavery Movements Colonial State and Christian Missions

22.11.2023 | 18:15 | online
World Arts

Musical poetic mood into Advent

3.12.2023 | 17:00 | Mission House

Together for


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Thanks to education, people can shape their own lives and assume responsibility in society. Mission 21 is particularly committed to helping people from marginalized population groups. 
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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 helps people in rural areas access medical care. We support projects that ensure the sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations.
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Food Sovereignty

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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.
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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.

Make a difference with your Donation a difference.

For example, support our projects for the education of farmers in Nigeria and give new perspectives.

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Mission 21
Protestant Mission Basel

PO Box 270
Missionsstrasse 21
4009 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 21 20

Donation account Switzerland:
IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2
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Donation account Germany:
Savings Bank Lörrach-Rheinfelden
BLZ: 683 500 48
IBAN: DE39 6835 0048 0001 0323 33
Account No. : 1032333

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