What we do

    A life in dignity for all people: this is the goal we seek to achieve through our work. We are committed to human rights; as a mission organisation, and as part of the worldwide church, we endeavour to bring about justice, religious freedom and peace. A life in dignity means: a life in peace and justice, with adequate food, access to healthcare and education – for all people, regardless of their gender, their ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, and their sexual orientation.

     

    Projects and partners

    We support more than 100 projects across the globe. To achieve our aims, we collaborate at eye level with over 70 partner churches and partner organisations. We take on commitments in long-term development cooperation as well as emergency aid and reconstruction. We advocate gender equity and capacity development in all our programmes and projects.

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    Project countries

    We are actively present on several continents – specifically, in 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. These are the countries where our supporting organisations have been present for many decades – in some cases for as long as 200 years.

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    International assignments

    Mission 21 offers thrilling opportunities for intercultural exchange and participation in the work of our local partners on the ground. These range from short assignments for young adults to long-term engagements for specialists.

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    Events

    You'll find all Mission 21's events here: symposiums and the Mission Festival, an impetus workshop for volunteers, an interfaith solidarity campaign, the Mission Synod or a presentation by a development cooperation expert, and much more besides.

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    Specialists for lectures and presentations

    Our speakers convey information about Mission 21's programme work, insights into practical involvement in projects or thrilling stories from the 200-year history of the Mission and its development cooperation work. All formats are possible, from a brief presentation to a fully designed religious service.

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    Educational courses and events

    Our diverse range of courses and events is waiting for you to discover! We will gladly visit you, or we will welcome you to meet us at the Mission House in Basel. Our educational offerings are certified with the EduQua label.

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    Research

    The research archive of the Basel Mission and Mission 21 is home to valuable international historical sources on history, ethnology, anthropology, religious studies and linguistics dating from the early 19th century onwards. Our specialised academic library contains unique material on Mission, development cooperation and contextual theology.

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