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Evangelische Missionswerk in Deutschland (EMW)

The Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany (EMW) is a fellowship of Protestant churches – whether members of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) or Free Churches –, mission departments and associations supporting missionary, ecumenical and development cooperation between Christians in Germany and churches overseas.

The EMW has close working relations
with partners in all continents such as global ecumenical bodies as there are:
■ the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Community of Reformed Churches (WCRC)
■ continental, regional and national Church Councils and Christian Conferences
■ churches and church organisations
■ grass-root organisations and actors in civil society.

Cooperation in World Mission: Regional Desks
Working together for God’s mission calls for intensive dialogue with partners. The EMW has a number of regional desks responsible for relations with partners in various parts of the world and different areas of activity:
■ the Desk for Africa/Middle East,
■ the Desk for Latin America, and
■ the Desk for Asia/Pacific
They coordinate the work between Christians in Germany and churches and organisations overseas. They organize mutual visits, consultations and meetings to promote North-South exchange and make the voices and concerns of partners heard in Germany.

EMW‘s support for the partners
Funds from German churches are channelled via EMW to support mission programmes run by partners such as the World Council of Churches, World Bible Society, the Christian Conference of Asia and others. One major focus is on supporting theological education overseas.
Many smaller ecumenical organisations, Christian youth networks or projects aimed at improving inter-religious dialogue are assisted by EMW.

The Theological Education and Studies Desk
This desk provides accompaniment and support for ecumenical theological seminaries, colleges and associations of educational institutions in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Pacific and Asia.
It stipulates debates on mission and contextual theology, inter-religious dialogue and ecumenical issues.

Service for EMW Members
EMW facilitates discussion, mutual exchange and cooperation between its members, organisations and churches worldwide.
It administers „The Statement of Needs“ whereby German regional Churches fund divers programmes and project worldwide. EMW represents its members
at the German federal Government and counsels its members on legal matters.

Studies and Public Relations
EMW promotes interest in and a commitment to mission and to the worldwide Church among churches in Germany. Focussing on networking with
the world Christianity. EMW enriches church life in Germany with the experience and insight of Christians in other countries and promotes ecumenical dialogue worldwide.
EMW produces publications on mission and contextual theology, inter-religious dialogue, ecumenical issues, teaching material, series of books focusing on individual countries and areas, development issues and background information for those working on ecumenical topics.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

  • Motifs from the current calendar of the Missionswerke. You can order the calendar 2018 here: www.demh.de/kalender.

Welcome to EMW!

The Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany

Please find general information on our vision, our principles and work contexts. If you miss details and need further clarification please don't hesitate to contact us via email . We will try to answer your questions as soon as possible.

The Peters’ Projection is one specialization of a configurable equal-area map projection known as the equal-area cylindric or cylindrical equal-area projection. EMW was the sole distributer of the map in the late 20th century, when many solidarity groups were involved in a controversy concerning the political implications of map design.
The Peters’ Projection is one specialization of a configurable equal-area map projection known as the equal-area cylindric or cylindrical equal-area projection. EMW was the sole distributer of the map in the late 20th century, when many solidarity groups were involved in a controversy concerning the political implications of map design.

EMW and Partners

A 40 Years' Journey in Ecumenical Mission

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary EMW passed in review the ecumenical journey with a thankful heart. Simultaneously EMW was seeking orientation to face the challenges ahead posed by the changing landscape of Christianity worldwide. The partners were asked to share their experiences while working with EMW. Likewise, they shared their hopes and expectations for the continuation of the working relationship.

The EMW was very grateful for the enlightening input.Therefore, it was decided to make those articles the core of this publication. Further texts were integrated on the history of EMW and its structure, as well as information on its work in process. Members and partners are introducing themselves.

But, collecting those elements took longer than anticipated. May be thas was a recurrence of 1977, when it was two years after EMW’s constitution was decided on that the actual work was started. Granting an insight into EMW’s present tasks, this book offers a glimpse into future challenges on the pilgrimage of ecumenism and mission.


You can download the complete book (or individual chapters) as PDF.

0 | Content
The table of contents of the book

1 | EMW at a Glance and Introduction
For the hurried reader here we briefly introduce the EMW and its areas of work.

2 | The EMW – History and Work
In this chapter the EMW, its history and its core work are described from the perspective of those, who are responsible at present for the work. Also represented here are the Academy of Mission in Hamburg and Bread for the World, two organisations especially important for EMW’s joint work in Germany.

3 | The Anniversary Celebrations
This chapter contains chosen contributions from the two anniversary celebrations of June 18/19 2015, in Hamburg and the EMW General Assembly of 23rd to 25th September 2015, in Herrnhut.

4 | Global. Continental and National Partners
A few months before its anniversary, EMW asked partner organisations to briefly present their work and to describe the experiences with and the insights of working with EMW. It was also asked whether and how this cooperation can be improved in the future. Due to the large number of responses from the partners, we present a representative selection in this volume.

5 | Voices of Companions in the Ecumenical Journey
This chapter contains a selection of voices from friends in the ecumenical world, who have accompanied the EMW the during various stages of its development.

6 | Overview of EMW partners
This chapter gives a systematic overview of EMW’s partners over the last six years. We had to limit ourselves to this short period of time, otherwise the list would have become too extensive.

7 | EMW Members and Associate Members
This chapter shows the EMW as the umbrella organisation for churches, mission agencies and missionary organisations. The member organisations present themselves in their own words. Associate Partners only cooperate in certain areas with the EMW and are not full members of the EMW.

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