the Evangelist mission company Basel (Basler mission) is one of the oldest mission companies of Europe. It became 1815 among other things by Christian Friedrich Spittler based, opened one year later the mission seminar and sent 1821 the first seminarists into the Caucasus. 1828 begin the mission workin Ghana, 1834 in south India and 1847 leave the country the first mission acres to south China . The Basler mission maintained traditionally close connections into Southern Germany, of where many of their coworkers and donors came. A coworker highly geachter in the mission area was Ferdinand smock.
In the Basler mission had to stop the First World War in all spheres of activity except China their work, since they were regarded of the allied ones as German work. Only end of the 20's could do it your work again completely of the British and French Missionswerken¨übernehmen substituted it. Duringthe time of the third realm the South West German members of the Basler mission on operation of German committee president Karl hard stone split themselves off to prevent over on the one hand an influence of Hitler Germany on the work of the society and around on the other hand a repetition of the events of the 1. To prevent world war.After end of war a reunification was desired never realized however.
From the German part developed the Basler mission German branch registered association, which was organizational independent, but with Swiss branch co-operated closely. Today the German branch is member in the Evangelist mission work in South West German country (EMS),Swiss branch is part of mission21.
Of the work today the support of the partner churches come out from the activity of the Basler mission is the center in South America, Africa and Asia.