Publications

    You can learn more here about Mission 21's active role in development cooperation in our 20 partner countries, about our projects and the background to our work, and also about our educational work in Switzerland. This is where you can find our films, magazines, the latest Annual Report and Financial Report, books, work folders for teaching, and much more besides

    Nachrichten (News magazine)

    'Nachrichten' is the magazine for Mission 21's donors. It is published four times each year, in German. The magazine features information about Mission 21's projects, partners and supporting associations.

    Latest issue: Nachrichten 1/2020

    Exchange at eye level

    The "Professionals Exposure Program" (PEP!) of Mission 21 enables young professionals to gain valuable life and work experience in one of our partner countries. Three PEP! participants report on their work and their experiences.

    Further topics:

    • The need and suffering in Nigeria continues. Together with its local partners, Mission 21 supports the people in Nigeria both through emergency aid and in coping with trauma.
    • Good news: In Indonesia, women artisans are founding their own cooperative. This will strengthen the sale and marketing of their textile and wickerwork products. Through its projects, Mission 21 supports women producers of handicraft products in Indonesia.
    •  Director Jochen Kirsch, talks in an interview about his start as a new director and visions for Mission 21.

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Previous issues

    Nachrichten 4/2019

    DR Congo: Health for the population

    In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, people die of harmless diseases. Rural regions are particularly affected, as the population cannot be treated in time due to the lack of infrastructure. Mission 21 is working to improve health care in the province of Kwango.

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Nachrichten 3/2019

    South Sudan: Peace grows with us

    Together with its partners in South Sudan, Mission 21 provides important reconciliation work and reconstruction aid. The country faces major challenges after the civil war. Moreover, Simona Kühni, PEP!-exchange, reports on everyday school life in Tanzania. She teaches English at a partner school of Mission 21.

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Nachrichten 2/2019

    Youth for Peace in Indonesia

    In the June issue we present you our interreligious peace project in Indonesia. The interreligious youth network Jakatarub, partner of Mission 21, is committed to a peaceful coexistence across religious borders. Claudia Bandixen also looks back on her term as Director, which ends in September 2019.

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Auftrag

    Our 'Auftrag' magazine sheds light on topics related to mission and ecumenism, with plenty of illustrative and background material. This magazine is published by the German-language Mission Press Cooperative (Kooperation deutschsprachige Missionspresse), which includes Mission 21 and five other mission organisations in Germany and Austria. Each issue focuses on one particular topic or geographical area. The 40-page 'Auftrag' magazine is published four times each year, in German, as a printed edition for Mission 21's benefactors.

     

    Latest issue: auftrag 1/2020

    Water

    The March edition is all about water. Whether in the DR Congo or in Peru, the quality and quantity of water is a matter of life and death. Also in focus: the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, on which Switzerland is expected to vote in autumn 2020.

    ► Order a sample copy free of charge (German)

    Films

    You'll find fascinating films about Mission 21's projects and partners here.

    ► Go to our Vimeo channel

    ► Go to Youtube channel

    Latest selection of films

    Annual Report and Financial Report

    The Annual Report provides information about Mission 21's work and our principles, and it shows how we applied those principles during the year under review. It includes the annual financial statement together with details about the origin and use of funds. Key donor groups are mentioned by name. The Report also includes information about the mission organisation's structure and governing bodies, together with a brief portrait of Mission 21. The Annual Report is published every June to coincide with Mission 21's international Mission Synod.

    ► Annual Report 2018 (PDF)

    ► Annual Report 2017 (PDF)

    ► Order a printed copy

    Financial Reports

    ► 2018 Financial Report (German)

    ► 2017 Financial Report (German)

    Project Directory

    The Project Directory provides an overview of the development cooperation work of these Swiss relief organisations: Mission 21, Bread for All, the Relief Organization of the Protestant Churches in Switzerland (HEKS), and DM-échange et mission (the Protestant mission organisation in French-speaking Switzerland). The Directory presents the country programmes and local partner organisations, accompanied by background information about the political, economic and social conditions in each country. To complete the overview, there is information about the individual projects and donations. The Project Directory is updated each year and is available free of charge.

    ► Download the 2020 Project Directory as a PDF (German)

    ► Download the 2019 Project Directory as a PDF (German)

    Women's Letter

    Mission 21's Women's Letter aims to strengthen women and foster exchange within Mission 21's network for women. It is published at irregular intervals, and is available free of charge. Publication of the Women's Letter is coordinated by Mission 21's Women and Gender Staff Unit.

    ► Women's Letter 2020

    ► Frauenbrief 2020

    ► Carta de las Mujeres 2020

    ► Lettre des femmes 2020

    ► Order a printed copy (free of charge)

    Circular letters

    Mission 21's international co-workers posted to partner churches and organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America report at regular intervals. Their circular letters (in German) afford personal insights into projects on the ground.

    ► All circular letters (German)