The United Evangelical Mission is an international communion of 35 churches from various traditions in Africa, Asia, and Germany, along with the v. Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel. With our roots in the work of the Rhenish Mission (since 1828), the Bethel Mission (since 1886), and the Zaire Mission, we have been a modern, international communion of churches since 1996, sharing equally among all member churches. UEM headquarters are in Wuppertal, and there are regional offices in Africa (Dar es Salaam) and Asia (Medan).
From the beginning, we have pursued a holistic sense of mission. Spreading the Good News of the Gospel extends to improving people's educational, social, and medical conditions and to striving for justice, peace, and the integrity of Creation.
Here you can find our Statement on Corporate Identity.
Our members wish to cooperate equally, whether between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres or the Southern and Southern Hemispheres, in order for both sides to strengthen their programmes, to share responsibility and experiences with each other, and to help people in need and in areas of violent conflict. In this way we can bear witness to the Word of Reconciliation in Jesus Christ.
Our members support each other through personnel exchanges and financial aid. Special focus is put on diaconia, HIV and AIDS, work for the rights of women and children, scholarships, development cooperation, intercultural meetings, and project support.