is the UEM?
United Evangelical Mission is an international communion of 34
churches in Africa, Asia and Germany, and the v Bodelschwingh
Institutuions Bethel. Its administrative office is in Wuppertal,
Germany. The UEM also has regional offices in Africa
(Dar-es-Salaam), Asia (Medan) and Germany (Wuppertal). Emerging
from the Rhenish Mission Society, founded in 1828, and the Bethel
Mission, founded in 1886, which came together in 1971 to form what
was known as the Vereinigte Evangelische Mission, the new
international UEM has been in existence since 1996.
member churches of the UEM share money and power and take
decisions together. From the very beginning, the new international
UEM followed a holistic and inclusive approach to mission,
endeavouring not only to preach the Gospel, but also to support
and improve diaconic and medical services, access to education for
the people and to promote justice, peace and integrity of
is the aim of the UEM?
aim of the member churches of the UEM is to work together as equal
partners between North-South and South-South, to strengthen and
support each other in their programmes, to share responsibility
and experiences with each other, to help people in situations of
emergency and conflict and, thereby, to act together in bearing
witness to the Word of Reconciliation in Jesus Christ.
does the UEM do?
UEM member churches support each other through the exchange of
personnel and financial assistance. Particular priorities include
diaconal work, combating HIV/Aids, working for the rights of women
and children, scholarships, development co-operation,
intercultural encounter and project promotion. Peace and human
rights work is a specific programme priority.
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