The 2019 Mission Synod

This year the international parliament of Mission 21 will meet again at the Mission House in Basel. From Wednesday 26 June to Sunday 30 June, exciting events will take place around the Mission Synod 2019. This year the Synod is working on the theme "Open up and become...peace...justice...".

Program 2019

International Women's conference

Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 02.00 pm to 05.00 pm

Location: Auditorium Missionshaus Basel

Experts from four continents will discuss peace and justice at the international women's conference of Mission 21. In workshops, the topics will then be deepened: Advocacy work in the partner countries, role expectations and gender structures.

Continental Assembly Europe (KVE)

Date: Thursday, 27. June 2019, 02.00 pm - 05.00 pm

Location: Auditorium Missionshaus Basel

At the centre of this year's Continental Assembly Europe is the question of whether development cooperation is effective and how it makes the most sense. Before and after this public event, internal meetings of the KVE will take place.

Mission Synod, first day

Date: Friday, 28 June 2019, 9.00 am to 06.30 pm

Location: Auditorium Missionshaus Basel

On the first day of the Mission Synod, the delegates approve the reports for the past year and hold elections. They also decide on the basic direction of the work for another year. The day will end with a Bible study workshop.

Mission Synod, second day

Date: Saturday, 29. June 2019, 9.00 am to 04.15 pm

Location: Auditorium Missionshaus Basel

The second Synod Day offers current insights into the work in various partner countries. Under the heading "Friendship and Encounter Day", the public event with numerous important guests from our partner countries begins at 1.30 pm. The highlight of the day will be the celebrations in the evening, when the Director of Mission 21, Claudia Bandixen, will bid farewell. The evening programme begins at 06.00 pm.

Youth Summit

Date: Saturday, 29 June 2019, 02.00 pm to 07.00 pm, incl. dinner

Location:Oekolampad parish hall, Allschwilerplatz 22, 4055 Basel, Switzerland

young@mission invites you to a summit meeting for young adults - this time together with all young parties of the region! The Youth Summit brings together young adults from Switzerland. It creates space for encounters and discussions. This year, the focus will be on the opportunities and challenges of development cooperation. ► More information and registration

Mission festival

Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019, 10.00 am to 04.15 pm

Location: Missionshaus Basel

The crowning conclusion of the Mission Synod 2019 begins with the festive divine service in St. Peter's Church. The appointment of the new Director of Mission 21, Jochen Kirsch, will also be celebrated. Afterwards the synode celebration with music and culinary delicacies will take place at the Mission House. 

Impressions from 2018