Learn more about Mission 21's work in development cooperation in our 20 partner countries, about our projects and the background to our work, and about our educational work in Switzerland. Here you will find our films, magazines, the current annual report and financial report, books, workbooks for the classroom and much more.
Current issue: Encounter 3/2023
Education determines what we harvest in the future
With our 2023 campaign, we are highlighting the importance of education for ecologically sustainable development. In Nigeria, for example, the soil is yielding less and less due to the effects of climate change. Since many people live off their own agricultural yields, their livelihoods are threatened. Mission 21 and its local partners are helping those affected to grow enough food for themselves and their families under changed conditions.
Also in this issue: Education scholarships secure livelihoods for women and youth in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The magazine "begegnen" is Mission 21's donor magazine and is published four times a year. The magazine contains information and stories about Mission 21's projects and the people behind them.
The magazine is printed in Switzerland. The Gremper print shop prints climate-neutrally and invests in meaningful climate projects. ►More information
Cooperation Mission Press
Mission 21 works together with five other mission agencies in Germany and Austria. Together we form the Cooperation Mission Press. All the magazines of these mission agencies - including "begegnen" - are accessible online in an app, a digital magazine kiosk. In the magazine "Eine Welt" you will find articles on the topic of mission and ecumenism, which have also appeared in our magazine "Auftrag" so far. In the future, however, you will also find selected articles from this cooperation online on our website in the ► News.
Digital magazine kiosk (some for a fee): App.missionpress.org or via app, keyword mission press
Annual report and financial report
The Annual Report provides information on the work and principles of Mission 21 and shows how these manifested themselves in the year under review. It contains the annual financial statements including information on the origin and use of funds. The key donor groups are mentioned by name. Information on the structure and committees of the mission organization as well as a brief portrait of Mission 21 are also included. The annual report is published at the end of June/beginning of July after the international mission synod of Mission 21.
Past annual reports
The project booklet provides an overview of the development cooperation of Mission 21, HEKS/Bread for All and DM-échange et mission. Against the background of the political, economic and social conditions of the countries, the project booklet presents the country programs and the partner organizations on site. Information on the individual projects and on donating rounds off the overview. The project booklet is updated annually and is free of charge.
Important note: If you as a church congregation would like to support the work of Mission 21, especially projects within the framework of the Ecumenical Campaign, then payments must be transferred directly to Mission 21 since January 1, 2021 (donation account/IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2). A transfer via HEKS/Bread for all is no longer possible.
Projects that fit the theme of the Ecumenical Campaign 2023 can be found here:
Mission 21's Women's Letter served to empower women and promote exchange in Mission 21's women's network, and was published in five languages each year until 2021. Important information on the topic of gender justice is provided in our News published. The publication of the Frauenbrief was supported by the Women and Gender Unit coordinated by Mission 21. Older issues can be ordered here.
Mission 21's international staff in partner churches and organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America report at regular intervals. With the newsletters, they provide a personal insight into the projects on site.