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.
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.
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
Africa - Youth perspective
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."