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The Schweizerisches Mennonitisches Evangelisationskomitee (SMEK; Swiss Mennonite Mission Committee) was founded in 1951 as a commission of the Conference Mennonite Suisse/Konferenz der Mennoniten in der Schweiz (Swiss Mennonite Conference). From its inception SMEK has worked closely with Europäisches Mennonitisches Evangelisations Komitee. By 1987 10 missionaries had been sent to Indonesia (medical and general church work in Irian Jaya since 1957), Ecuador (Bible translation into the Quechua language since 1967), and the Chad (1963-1984, concentrating on child care, youth work and congregational assistance). These workers were all sent to assist non-Mennonite projects. From 1955 to 1980 SMEK worked in Austria with Mennonite Central Committee, later with the Mennonite Brethren congregations in Austria. In 1987 discussions were in process with the relief agency of the Swiss Mennonite Conference, the Schweizerische Mennonitische Organisation, to achieve closer integration of work and objectives.


Mennonitisches Jahrbuch (1984): 154.

Author(s) Jacques Baumann
Date Published 1989

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Baumann, Jacques. "Schweizerisches Mennonitisches Evangelisationskomitee." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1989. Web. 25 Apr 2017.

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Baumann, Jacques. (1989). Schweizerisches Mennonitisches Evangelisationskomitee. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 April 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 801. All rights reserved.

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