GKI-TP, Evangelical Reformed Church in Papua


There are only a few institutions that reach the many, often very remote areas of Papua and are present there. The Evangelical Reformed Church in Papua (GKI Papua) is one of the largest: it has about 956,000 members. Around 680 pastors work for the GKI Papua, half of whom are women. In 1956, the church became independent from its European founding missions. The partnership with the Basel Mission began in 1964. The role of the GKI is very diverse: it supports the people with social programs in the areas of education, health, women's empowerment and emergency aid. Furthermore, it is very active in promoting human rights. Many indigenous Papuans have no confidence in politicians, the military, the police or the Indonesian constitutional state. The church, however, is held in high esteem. Through its appearance, its social programs and its commitment to justice, the church gives people support, hope and protection. Mission 21 works with the two remote church districts of the GKI in Waropen and provides scholarships for the further education of young indigenous Papuans from Waropen.

Mathias Waldmeyer

Team leader and program manager Asia
Tel: +41 (0)61 260 22 63
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Mission 21
Protestant Mission Basel

PO Box 270
Missionsstrasse 21
4009 Basel, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 21 20

Donation account Switzerland:
IBAN: CH58 0900 0000 4072 6233 2
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Donation account Germany:
Savings Bank Lörrach-Rheinfelden
BLZ: 683 500 48
IBAN: DE39 6835 0048 0001 0323 33
Account No. : 1032333

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