Danmission is an independent Christian based organisation connected with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, as well as with churches and strategic partners in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Danmission strive to fight poverty, create sustainable social change through a strengthened civil society and facilitate dialogue to increase peace and mutual understanding.
Dialogue is a key word for Danmission’s work, including dialogue between different religious, cultural and social groups in society.
Danmission believes that in order to build sound societies, dialogue is needed. Danmission contributes to capacity building of civil society and religious institutions, and adhering to mutual respect, support and tolerance, through dialogue and peace-building activities. Danmission works in the field of dialogue within and between political and religious groups, and strives to educate future leaders and opinion makers in the MENA region in dealing with religious diversity. Danmission’s dialogue and capacity building initiatives include religious leaders, media, politicians, artists and researchers.
Danmission has a long history of working in several countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Furthermore, Danmission is active in Denmark promoting the integration of refugees and immigrants, with a specific focus on dialogue issues. An important part of Danmission is our network in Denmark. More than 8000 people support with donations and by taking part in volunteer work.
Danmission in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Currently, Danmission is present in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq. In addition, Danmission also implements minor project activities in Jordan.
The current volatile situation in the MENA region influences activities in relation to religion and interreligious dialogue. Religion is considered a crucial factor for political transformation in the region. The core competences of Danmission and our local partner organizations are interreligious understanding, capacity building and peace building initiatives combined with experience in contextual analysis and participation in extensive local and regional networks.