Media centre

    Visit our media centre for the latest news about the countries where Mission 21 operates, and about our programmes and project work. The professional staff who work for us on the ground are thoroughly familiar with the countries where they serve, so they can supply credible information. You'll find media documentation that you can download, and information on who to contact for media enquiries.


    We will supply you with information about our work, we will assist you with research and requests for visuals, and we will arrange interviews for you with specialists and international co-workers who are currently on assignments. We will be delighted to add you to our media distribution list – simply send us a brief message.


    Christoph Rácz

    Team Leader Public Relations and Media Officer
    Tel.: +41 61 260 22 49
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    Latest media releases

    Media release dated 11 February 2019

    Symposium: Islam belongs to Switzerland

    On Monday, 25 February 2019, Mission 21 will hold its annual conference "Interreligious Peace Work" with renowned experts. The theme of the symposium: Islam belongs to Switzerland - What does this statement mean in our everyday life? The symposium offers various perspectives for a constructive dialogue between Muslims and the Swiss majority society.

    ► Media release as PDF (German)

    Media release dated 29 January 2019

    Change in the management of Mission 21

    Claudia Bandixen, Director of Mission 21, Switzerland's oldest Christian humanitarian organisation, is retiring at the end of August 2019. The Board has elected Jochen Kirsch as her successor. He has been with Mission 21 since 2004 and has headed the International Relations of Mission 21 since 2014.

    ► Media release as PDF

    Media release dated 06 November 2018

    Cameroon: 78 students of Mission 21's partner church kidnapped

    On Sunday evening, November 4, unknown armed men attacked the Presbyterian Secondary School in the city of Bamenda. They kidnapped 78 students as well as the principal and two employees. The boarding school belongs to the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, partner church of Mission 21.

    ► Media release as PDF (German)

    ► Statement from the Presbyterian Church