18.06.2017
In a national worship service, more than 700 guests from the fields of religion, politics and civil society celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Bern today. Participants include Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann, FSPC President Gottfried Locher, Curial Cardinal Kurt Koch,...
24.05.2017
Acting as an ambassador of the Zurich Reformation Jubilee, a Piaggio Ape called “Mission Zwingli” cruised around the German Evangelical Church Assembly (Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag) and the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg. Its mission is to raise awareness for the continuation of...
23.05.2017
“Finally, we’ve found a solution for the refugees!” This promise sounds tempting. Whether we’re shaken, exhausted or just jaded by the daily images and news, we long for a solution for the refugees. What kind of solution? No, neither walls nor open borders, neither neutralized gangs of refugee...
20.05.2017
Under the patronage of Switzerland’s ambassador to Germany, Christine Schraner Burgener, Gottfried Locher, President of the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) and Charles Morerod, President of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference (SBC) opened the Swiss Pavilion with the title “...
17.05.2017
Did the Reformation create new opportunities or lead to new chains for women? This question was put to the 80 people on hand at the May 9, 2017 Women’s Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, which took place in Bern. The attendees delved into the issue, taking into account the...
16.05.2017
FSPC President Gottfried Locher has visited Sarajevo upon the invitation of the leader of the Bosnian Muslims. With the Bosnian President in attendance, the two religious leaders signed a common declaration. In the “Sarajevo Message”, Bosnian Muslims expressed their support for democracy, equality...
10.04.2017
With a letter of condolence, Gottfried Locher, president of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, offers his sympathies to the victims of the attacks in Egypt.
01.03.2017
Representing 100 churches and 30 countries, over 100 synod members from the churches of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) are meeting from 10-12 March in Bern. A public festive worship service at the Bern Minster will include the chance to meet with church leaders from all...