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.
What your support does worldwide
Success story from Kalimantan
In the province of South Kalimantan, it is not easy for women to earn an income. Opportunities are offered by traditional crafts such as weaving, braiding or the dyeing of fabrics. To be successful, it takes a lot of knowledge and a network - after all, the products not only have to be made, but also marketed. To cover all areas, women from South Kalimantan have organized themselves in the cooperative "Borneo Braid". In this way, they continue the long-standing project work of Mission 21 and the local partner organizations largely on their own. A success story. This was also made possible by contributions from our donors.
You also contribute to the success of the projects
in the partner countries!
► The history of the cooperative "Borneo Braid
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."
Childhood between cultures: missionary children in colonial times
How did Indian children experience the strict discipline in the boarding schools of the Basel Mission in southern India? How did children from mission families cope with the forced separation from their parents? These questions are explored by two historians from Basel and Delhi. They report on childhood and childhood in the environment of the Basel Mission in the 19th century, in different cultural contexts.
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'.
06/15/2023 at 7:15 pm
17.08.2023 at fi.ld clock
27.08.2023 at 09.30 a.m.
05.09.2023 at 13.30
17.09.2023 at 5.00 p.m.
Mission House Basel
20.10.2023 at 11.00 a.m.
Mission House Basel
Participate and meet
09.11.2023 at fi.ld clock
03.12.2023 at 17.00
Childhood between cultures: missionary children in colonial times15.06.2023 | 19:15 | online
International Forum on Interfaith and Transcultural Peacebuilding17.08.2023 | online
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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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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