26.04.2016
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...
21.04.2016
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....
24.03.2016
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...
23.03.2016
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...
19.01.2016
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...
14.01.2016
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...
21.12.2015
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.
09.12.2015
Fundamental human rights have come increasingly under question by the people. And the churches have viewed this development with concern. In response, the churches spoke out on the relationship between democracy and human rights to mark International Human Rights Day on December 10. “Fundamental...
29.11.2015
Just before the start of the COP21 UN Climate Conference, the three national churches have issued a letter calling upon the Federal Council to take a courageous stand for climate protection. Climate is a crucial factor to secure the natural resources of today’s and future generations all over the...
26.11.2015
The joint delegation of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference (SBC) and the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) has been on a solidarity tour of Lebanon since Monday, November 23. At a press conference, the delegation presented a written statement on the topic of “Religious freedom – a resource...
25.11.2015
From November 19 to 21, FSPC President Gottfried Locher visited Patriarch Irinej, the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, in Belgrade. The focus of the visit was on maintaining cordial relations between the churches and on arranging an ecumenical conference on the Reformation Jubilee.
20.11.2015
The Swiss Bishops’ Conference (SBC) and the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) are sending a common delegation to Lebanon to express their solidarity with the local Christian communities and to advocate for religious liberty and human rights. The President of the Swiss Bishops’...