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Media release dated 1 June 2021
"PeaceArt" - Conference for Interreligious Peace Promotion 2021
How can art contribute to understanding and peaceful coexistence? What potential is there in art to build bridges between different cultures and religions? Under the title "PeaceArt", Mission 21's specialist conference for interreligious peace promotion explores the effect art can have in connecting people. Three renowned experts - Volker Küster, Caspar Battegay and Hannan Salamat - will work out the basics of the topic in their presentations. And in four workshops, well-known professionals will provide exciting, practice-oriented approaches.
Media release dated 6 May 2021
Online Youth Summit 2021: "Yes, we care!"
Young people are being strongly affeced by the pandemic. That is why young@mission21, Mission 21's network for young adults, is organising the online Youth Summit 2021 under the slogan "Yes, we care" on 5 June 2021. How can young people maintain mental and physical self-care in the midst of the pandemic and beyond? At the online Youth Summit 2021, young adults from Switzerland and the partner countries of Mission 21 can discuss this topic, exchange ideas in workshops and receive expert input. The workshops will be led by experienced experts. More information about the event can be found ► here.
Media release dated 3 May 2021
Mission 21 is committed to climate justice worldwide
Global warming is causing suffering for people and endangering the environment - especially in the global south. This is also evident in Mission 21's partner countries. We are committed to a more just world within the framework of the UN Agenda 2030. This includes a commitment to climate justice - in the global South and here. We strengthen partner churches and organisations to counter the consequences of climate change and offer educational content on global contexts in Switzerland. Climate justice also means in concrete terms: the CO2 law that we will vote on on 13 June is necessary to reduce the emission of harmful greenhouse gases in this country and to give the countries of the Global South the chance for sustainable development. Mission 21 therefore recommends a Yes to the CO2 Act on 13 June.