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 /2019

    Tanzania: Two women with a mission

    In a very personal report, Claudia Zeising looks back on her nine-year occupation as an international staff member of Mission 21 in Tanzania and talks about her friendship with HIV activist Melania Mrema Kyando. Further topics:

    • Indigenous women in Peru: the literacy project strengthens women and the village community
    • On the road for the Basler Mission for 50 years: Fredi Hirt tells the story
    • Good News: Successful inter-religious emergency aid campaign in Nigeria

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Previous issues

    Nachrichten 4/2018

    Cameroon in crisis

    Cameroon is not calming down. The conflict also affects our local partners, directly. Mission 21 has therefore launched an emergency aid and reconstruction project for the affected population. 

    Committed young people: Young adults from the young@mission21 network talk about their commitment.

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Nachrichten 3/2018

    Peace grows with us

    In this edition we highlight the worldwide peace work of Mission 21 and introduce the interreligious peace village Gurku in Nigeria.

    Also a special double interview: Obertina Johanis and Suzan Mark, talking about their women's work in Indonesia and Nigeria.

    ► Download the PDF (German)

    Nachrichten 2/2018

    The new Latin America Programme

    The June News focuses on Mission 21's new Latin America programme:

    What are the common goals of our partners in Costa Rica, Chile, Peru and Bolivia?

    And how can these be effectively combined? 

    ► Download the PDF (German)


    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 1/2019

    World Music

    This issue is all about how people and cultures meet on a musical level. What does the term world music stand for? A portrait of the band Embryo, which has been exploring the musical universes of this world for 50 years, contains interesting reflections on this subject. Further topics:

    • Abuse and human trafficking in Peru
    • The battle for white gold in Burkina Faso: GMO-free cotton 

    ► Order a sample copy free of charge (German)


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

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    ► 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 2017 (PDF)

    ► Order a printed copy

    2017 Financial Report

    ► 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 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 2019 in English

    ► Frauenbrief 2019 auf Deutsch

    ► Carta de mujeres 2019 en Español

    ► 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)