“I strongly condemn the horrible crime committed in Nice on Bastille Day. I am appalled to hear about the many dead and injured.
On behalf of the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, I extend our heartfelt condolences to all those who have suffered injury or the loss of...
The Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) convened from June 19 to 21 in Warth (Canton Thurgau). The Assembly was held in the spirit of continuity.
“What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention?” (Job 7:17)
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) has developed a slogan for 2017, the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. The various possibilities of recombining the words give it a certain playfulness. It appeals to readers and inspires them – to think, act and believe. It is the result of...
Two Christian representatives will be on hand for the benediction at the opening of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel on June 1. A representative of the Protestant tradition will join Benedictine Abbot Martin Werlen of Einsiedeln for the interreligious event.
It is the view of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches that the amendment of the law on reproductive medicine, planned for a vote on June 5, would go too far. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) requires stricter limits than is planned. The FSPC therefore supports the referendum against...
The revision of the asylum law, which will be put to the vote on June 5, is intended to accelerate the execution of asylum procedures. In order to safeguard the basic rights of asylum seekers despite more rapid processing, the new law includes provisions for legal protection extended by the state....
So far, only little is known about the role of the Reformed Churches in the practice of placing children in foster homes or indentured labor in the 19th and 20th century. The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) has made it a priority to come to terms with this past, as many children and...
The Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) condemns the recent vicious and cowardly attacks in Brussels. In the words of Council President Gottfried Locher: “The terror perpetrated by fanatic Islamists apparently knows no limits. Misguided criminals misuse religion, threaten...
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches supports the aim of “No Speculation on Foodstuffs”, the Swiss Federal popular petition which will be put to the vote on 28 February. Speculation on foodstuffs such as wheat, corn and cocoa must be restricted.
Speculation on foodstuffs distorts the...
The Swiss popular initiative “Implementing the expulsion of foreign criminals” makes generalizations that are constitutionally unacceptable. Neither the individual situation nor the severity of the criminal offense is taken into account. At the same time, it disregards human rights principles...
Gottfried Locher, Council President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, will celebrate Christmas with patients of the Center for In-Patient Forensic Therapy in Rheinau.