300 Years of Danish-Halle Mission.
300 Years of Cultural Dialoge between India and Europe
The Danish-Halle Mission in South Indian Tanquebar was the first missionary venture in the history of the Protestant Church. In 2006 the Francke Foundations celebrated in cooperation with partners in India and Denmark its 300th anniversary. The Danish-Halle Mission formed the prelude to a peaceful and influential intercultural dialogue between India and Europe. The German Federal President Horst Köhler had assumed the patronage of the 300th anniversary of the Danish-Halle Mission.
The missionary activities were not a one-way road. Reports on the culture and life in South India, artefacts and plants found their way into the Foundations, where they were publicised and exhibited. Close contacts between Christian communities and universities and the Foundations have survived until the present day. International conferences, exhibitions, and publications will present the relevance of this early modern cultural exchange. The navigation on the left leads to further information on this subject.