The Evangelical Mission in Solidarity (EMS) is an association of 23 churches and five mission societies. It is its goal to achieve better living conditions, for Christians and members of other religions alike. Sustainability, fairness and reliability are the guidelines for its well concerted projects and initiatives.
The EMS Foundation fights against poverty. It supports education, health care, peace work, church planting and environment protection within a solid network of worldwide partners in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. This valuable long-term help enables the EMS to give hope to people through new chances and perspectives in their lives in many regions of the world.
URSULA HELENE FOUNDATION
The Ursula Helene Foundation is a sub-foundation of the EMS Foundation and supports the education of girls in Africa sustainably. There, girls and women are still highly disadvantaged. Less than 60 percent of the girls attend a school. But education is vital, not only to improve the status of the women and girls. First of all, education is the best way to escape poverty and to build an economically stable society. The Ursula Helene Foundation supports the education of girls sustainably. With a donation to the Ursula Helene Foundation you bestow a new perspective for their future on girls in Africa.
"As German Christians we can learn from our brothers and sisters of the worldwide church, how faith can encompass every aspect of life. The EMS is maintaining sustainable relations with Christians in many parts of the world. As bishop in Württemberg I know about the meaningfulness, and I appreciate the involvement in world mission for our church. Therefore, I support the EMS as Chairman on the foundation board."
"For many years already, my family is connected to the Basel Mission, and hence to the EMS. I experienced myself how the maxim of the mission on eye-level is creating spaces where people irrespective of their cultural background can meet and learn from each other as equals. The EMS is living this mission in solidarity and partnership. Therefore, it is playing an important role within the worldwide network of mankind. That is the reason, why I am actively involved on the EMS foundation board."
"Since 1978, the EMS is entwined with my life story. The fact that the churches of the EMS are a big family is a great gift. As a member of the foundation board I want to promote encounters between the siblings of this worldwide family and encourage the amazement about what can grow out of the power of faith."
"Due to globalisation and digitalisation the world becomes a village. But to live there will only be possible if we meet each other as equals. The churches of the EMS are already practicing this on three continents. Here Christians are pioneers for cooperative living. Only like this, living together peacefully on this shared earth will be possible."
"Solidarity (as defined in Galatians 6) as a business principle signifies the commitment for weaker and marginalized people, based on the consensus of community. I gladly support the EMS in its endeavour for worldwide social fairness and I commit myself to ensure that the economic basis for this endeavour is secure in the long term."
"For many years our church has a lively partnership with a church in Port Elizabeth in South Africa. With the EMS as our strong partner, this contact is well organised and part of a worldwide network of brother- and sisterhood. The EMS programmes provide a wide view on the entire diversity of the member churches of the EMS Fellowship."
What we support
Our magazine "darum" opens up the wide horizon of mission and ecumenism.
There you can read up-to-date reports on the worldwide commitment of Christians to passing on the gospel, working for justice and peace and standing up for harmony between the religions. The EMS magazine (availible in German) is issued jointly with five other missions. It appears every three months - with a focal theme and a supplement called "darum-journal".
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Help in the long term
With your donation you help us to give people the help they desperately need. Our projects offer people a new perspective in life, for example through vocational training or a good health care. This way structures can evolve in the long term that improve the lives of all the people of the supported region. Join in. Hope is the best gift.
To help people in the long term is the goal of the EMS. The EMS Foundation provides the financial basis for this quest. Year after year, the interest revenue of the foundation assets helps people in need. You also can be part of it. Your support creates something remaining. With your donation to the foundation either while you are alive or as an inheritance, you support the efforts of the EMS effectively, for you give long term chances to people they would not have otherwise.
Spread the word
The projects and initiatives of the EMS are effective, manifold and exemplary for a cooperation based on partnership. But how much more could the EMS achieve, if more people would know about this work? Mission, help and grace of charity move and connect people. To be a part of this worldwide alliance empowers to help people with sustained effect. This is a good feeling, isn't it? Then spread the word!