is a fusion of five protestant missionary societies
whose roots are in German-speaking Switzerland:
Swiss Herrnhut Mission (Moravians)
Protestant Mission in Kwango (S.W. Congo)
Swiss East Asia Mission
Swiss South Africa Mission (linked nowadays to the
Communauté evangélique d'Action Apostolique, CEVAA)
Since 1st January 2001 mission 21
has taken over responsibilitiy for the operations of these
five missionary societies, both overseas and in Switzerland.
The Basel Mission remains owner of its archive, but its
archival staff are appointed by mission 21,
and operationally the Basel Mission archive is now part
of the section of mission 21responsible
for adult education, research and short-term exchange programmes
with overseas partners.
In south-west Germany the Basel Mission German Branch is
a member of EMS(Association of Missions
and Churches in south-western Germany) which unites the
provincial protestant churches of Baden-Württemberg, the
Palatinate and Hessen with the Basel Mission, the German
East Asia Mission, the Herrnhut Mission in south-western
Germany, and the support organisation for the "Syrian Orphanages".
The Basel Mission in Germany has no separate archival organisation,
however, the archive in Basel having responsibility for
both the Swiss and German branches of the organisation.
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