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    Mission Synod 2022

    Took place in Davos and Chur from June 5-12.

    The Mission Synod 2022 took place in the canton of Graubünden, under the motto "Live, heal, share - Together for our world". Mission 21 was pleased to organize the synod week together with the regional church of Graubünden, the parishes of Chur and Davos, and the Association of Christian Churches in Davos (AKiD).

    The synod is the highest body of our work. It decides on the strategy of Mission 21, but the delegates also discuss the concrete situations and concerns of the people in the partner countries. Public events took place around the actual mission synod.

    Flyer for Mission Synod 2022 (PDF)

    Reports from the Synod 2022

    Commitment, hospitality, shared joy - an inspiring Mission Week 2022

    More than 500 guests enjoyed cultural and culinary delights at the end of the mission week. The Festival of Encounter on the Davos Arcade Square was the lively conclusion of an intensive Mission Week. At the invitation of the National Church of the Grisons, the international guests of the Synod of Mission 21 met in Davos and offered insight into the work of Mission 21 with exciting events.

    14 June 2022

    Inspirations at the International Youth Summit

    18 young adults from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America were together in Switzerland: The youth ambassadors in the Mission 21 network spent two inspiring and horizon-expanding weeks. At the final "International Youth Summit" they developed concrete plans that they will implement after returning to their countries.

    12 June 2022

    Enriching impulses and discussions

    Exchange and joint work in workshops were the focus of the first day of the Mission 21 synod. On the topic of "Vulnerability," professor of feminist theology Isabel Phiri analyzed the impact of the pandemic worldwide. In the morning, four different perspectives from four continents gave impetus to aspects of vulnerability and healing.

    11 June 2022

    City talk: Shared experiences of women around the world

    What is the difference between a women's shelter in Indonesia and one in Switzerland? What experiences do women from South Sudan and Bolivia share? At the City Talk in Chur as part of the Mission 21 Synod, women from numerous countries told of violence and exclusion, but also of encouragement and success.

    June 9, 2022

    Impressions Synod 2022

    In town talk: Gender issues networked worldwide

    Shared experiences of women around the world

    What is the difference between a women's shelter in Indonesia and one in Switzerland? What experiences do women from South Sudan and Bolivia share? At the City Talk in Chur as part of the Mission 21 Synod, women from numerous countries told of violence and exclusion, but also of encouragement and success.

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    Input speeches

    Representatives from the four continents shared their thoughts at the synod on the common theme "Hope and comfort - for vulnerable people from the vulnerable, life-sharing and healing God for our world". The speakers each took a different perspective.

    Asia - Women's perspective
    Vistamika Wangka

    Africa - Youth perspective
    Blessing Fomuso

    Europe - Medicine perspective
    Astrid Fiehland van der Vegt

    Latin America - Perspective of theology
    Ruth Vindas Benavides

    Final declaration "Davos Word

    Prof. Dr. Johannes Blum, Dr. Claudia Hoffmann and Hans-Joachim Zobel, on behalf of the entire Executive Board, draft a closing statement for the participants of Synod 2022 on this year's motto: Live, heal, share - Together for our world.

    Greeting and presentation of the World Council of Churches

    On the first day of Synod 2022, Rev. Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri will speak on behalf of the World Council of Churches, which includes 352 church federations from various Reformed, Orthodox and Catholic denominations. She will deliver a paper on "How the Pandemic Changed the World: A Global Perspective."

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