Press releases

1.06.2016
Job’s News “What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention?” (Job 7:17)

23.05.2016
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...

19.05.2016
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

9.12.2015
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

14.11.2015
Let’s not allow death to have the last word. Let’s stand up for peace.

3.11.2015
The refugee crisis in Europe was the main issue debated at the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) on November 2 and 3, 2015, at Bern City Hall. State...

2.11.2015
“R500 Photo” is the name of the photo app for the Reformation Jubilee created by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches. The free app is now available for iOS and Android. Every submitted...

30.10.2015
On Thursday, 35 church leaders from 20 countries convened in Munich to discuss the European refugee crisis. The World Council of Churches, the Evangelical Church in Germany, and the Evangelical...

12.10.2015
FSPC President Gottfried Locher is the new Executive President of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE). The Council of the European Association, which met in Brussels, elected Locher...

29.09.2015
Last Friday at the Bern Minster, the religious leader of Armenians living in the diaspora, Aram I, and FSPC President Gottfried Locher honored Swiss citizens who have offered solidarity to the...

24.09.2015
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches calls upon its member churches and parishes to welcome refugees and provide rooms for them. Many churches and parishes are already working hard to offer...

17.09.2015
The religious leader of Armenians living in the diaspora in Lebanon, His Holiness Aram I, will visit Switzerland from September 24 to 26. On the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian...

17.09.2015
Geneva, Basel, Bern, Chur, Lausanne, Neuenburg, Obertoggenburg and Zurich will be way stations along the “European Reformation Roadmap,” which will connect more than 60 towns and cities all over...

16.09.2015
Twenty Reformed cantonal churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches are already writing their new “Theses for the Gospel”: in 2015, 500 years after Martin Luther, the Swiss reformed...

26.06.2015
A youth festival will be held in Geneva from November 3 to 5, 2017 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Reformation churches and Protestant organizations have founded an association...

24.06.2015
Various churches and religious organizations in Switzerland invite the Swiss people to join in public prayer on September 19, the day before the Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer, in...

22.06.2015
Gottfried Locher was unanimously elected to be the new Chairman of the Swiss Council of Religions. The President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches succeeds Hisham Maizar, who passed away...

16.06.2015
Guided by the key principle of continuity, the members of the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) convened June 14-16. Communication within and about the...

10.06.2015
The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago and the subsequent collapse of the Communist Bloc regimes were widely considered the ultimate proof that systems of oppression, exploitation and isolation are...

27.05.2015
The German Protestant Kirchentag event will take place in Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württenberg, from June 3 to 7, 2015. The Church of the Canton of Zurich in collaboration with the Federation...

18.05.2015
The Chairman of the Swiss Council of Religions, Hisham Maizar, passed away last Thursday at the age of 73. In the Council, Maizar represented the Federation of Islamic Umbrella Organizations in...

13.05.2015
A position of the Jewish-Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission (JRGK) and the Protestant-Jewish Dialogue Commission (EJGK)

5.05.2015
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) rejects the revision of Article 119 of the Federal Constitution, which will be voted on by the people and cantons on June 14. The amendment would...

16.04.2015
The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Young Turks. Since 1915 and before, numerous Swiss people have been engaged in supporting the Armenian people....

26.03.2015
This year, the alms collected during Easter worship services of the Reformed Churches will go to an emergency relief fund for former ‘Verdingkinder’ (indentured children). The fund, which was...

18.03.2015
Five additional Swiss cities received the label of “European City of the Reformation.” Basel, Geneva, Ilanz, Neuenburg and St. Gallen are pleased to present their touristic and cultural treasures,...

12.03.2015
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) welcomes the Federal Council’s decision to receive 3000 additional Syrian refugees to Switzerland over the next three years. For several years, the...

21.01.2015
The sad news of the passing of CPCE President Friedrich Weber this Monday night was received with shock and dismay by Gottfried Locher, Council President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant...

14.01.2015
The UND organization – the Swiss center of competence for the compatibility of work and family – awarded the "Family AND Career” certificate to the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC...

9.01.2015
Following the attack on the office of the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine in Paris last week, the Swiss Council of Religions (SCR) has spoken out in support of the freedom of the press, opinion, and...

8.12.2014
On International Human Rights Day, December 10, the Swiss national churches commemorate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading...

2.12.2014
On December 2, 2014, Federal Councilor Alain Berset welcomes Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim and his delegation at the Wattenwyl House in Bern. The head of the Syriac Orthodox Church is on a...

26.11.2014
A delegation led by Gottfried Locher, Council President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), visited Shanghai, People’s Republic of China from November 16 to 24. The delegation met...

17.11.2014
On November 14, 2014, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches founded an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional expert panel. It is called Institute for Theology and Ethics (ITE). The 17...

5.11.2014
During its fall session, held November 3 and 4 in Bern, the Assembly of Delegates (AD) of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches passed a resolution to establish a Swiss-wide social welfare...

5.11.2014
During their Fall Assembly, held November 3 and 4 in the City Hall of Bern, the Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) passed a resolution to launch 13 FSPC projects related...

4.11.2014
The Reformed Churches of Switzerland decide to create a Swiss Synod. The church also exists on a national level – this is what the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation on Swiss Protestant Churches...

20.10.2014
In the view of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), the Ecopop Initiative only provides the appearance of a solution to a wrongly phrased question. This rigid sort of policy is not...

15.10.2014
What do Wibrandis Rosenblatt, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church in 1517, and Reformation Sunday in 2014 all have in common? Daniel de Roche answers this question in the...

14.10.2014
At its 2014 conference, held October 13 in Wittenberg, the advisory board, as the highest committee in charge of preparing the German Reformation Jubilee, welcomed its first two non-German members:...

1.10.2014
In 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg, setting off the Reformation in Europe. Now, the churches in 35 European countries are preparing to...

19.09.2014
Today, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) and the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) present the book “500 Jahre Reformation: Bedeutung und Herausforderungen” (“500 years of...

18.09.2014
Despite persecution and terror, the Protestant Churches in the Middle East strive to continue working for a better future alongside their Muslim neighbors. In particular, they want to work towards...

11.09.2014
The jury of the Swiss Sermon Award 2014, the first of its kind, has announced its recipients. Of the 245 sermons submitted to the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, 15 were selected for their...

27.08.2014
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches is publishing a Protestant book of faith."Rede und Antwort stehen - Glauben nach dem Unservater" [“Providing Answers – Faith According to the Our...

8.08.2014
The FSPC supports the urgent appeals for help for the suffering people of northern Iraq issued by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE). The...

6.08.2014
In connection with the war between the state of Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement, and in the context of the respective demonstrations in Zurich and other places in Switzerland, anti-Jewish...

24.07.2014
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC is deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Gaza and therefore wants to forward the call for help issued by the Evangelical Lutheran...

30.06.2014
FSPC President Gottfried Locher responds to the announcement of EKD Council President Nikolaus Schneider’s resignation.

25.06.2014
The Council of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE has issued a statement commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Press release of the CPCE.

18.06.2014
The Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, which met June 15 to 18 in Scuol (GR), passed a resolution to continue and expand contributions to a solidarity fund for...

17.06.2014
For the first time in the history of Swiss Protestantism, all of the country’s Reformed churches have agreed to a common brand presentation: The logo, website, and plans for the “500 years of the...

16.06.2014
The FSPC Assembly of Delegates met from June 15 – 18, 2014 in Scuol in Canton Graubünden, and elected the Council, its executive organ, for the 2015-2018 term. Council President Gottfried Locher and...

11.06.2014
The president of the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, Gottfried Locher, had an up-close and personal look at the Reception and Processing Centers, with capacities stretched to...

10.06.2014
“O LORD, how manifold are your works! / In wisdom have you made them all; / the earth is full of your creatures. [...] These all look to you / to give them their food in due season. When you...

9.05.2014
The Diaconal Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, which took place May 6 in Bern, addressed the concept of an “unconditional basic income.” The aim was not to speak out for or...

26.03.2014
How can women who care for elderly family members find help and relief? On Monday, March 24, the Women’s Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches addressed issues related to family...

14.03.2014
On March 13, Otto Schäfer, Senior Officer of Theology and Ethics of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, discussed spiritual and ethical questions related to energy supply in the course of...

10.02.2014
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC is pleased that the Swiss electorate has rejected the popular initiative “Abortion funding is a private matter.” The citizens of Switzerland have...

30.01.2014
On the eve of the UN Geneva II Conference for peace in Syria, more than thirty church leaders from Europe and the Middle East gathered at the World Council of Churches headquarters in Geneva to issue...

30.01.2014
For the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), abortion is not a private matter, but an issue that concerns society as a whole. This is why the FSPC rejects the popular initiative “Abortion...

23.12.2013
Prof. Dr. theol. Frank Mathwig, Senior Officer for Theology and Ethics of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), will join the National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics (NEK) in...

19.12.2013
The “Against mass immigration” initiative is discriminatory, according to a statement issued by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC). It is incompatible with Switzerland’s long...

6.12.2013
On the occasion of Human Rights Day on December 10, the national churches call upon the Swiss population to support persecuted Christians. The churches have launched a petition and are calling upon...

21.11.2013
Today, the Debrecen Reformed Theological University (Hungary) will confer the title of Doctor Honoris Causa upon FSPC President Gottfried Locher. The university is honoring Gottfried Locher’s...

21.11.2013
The Protestant congregation of Chur elected Christina Tuor to head the St. Regula Church project. Starting from early 2014, the habilitated theologian will develop and implement a sustainable church...

13.11.2013
Two of the twelve Christian representatives of the former upper house of the Egyptian Parliament attended the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and met with members...

11.11.2013
The Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches meets in Bern, discusses the current status of the consultation process regarding the constitution revision, welcomes SDC...

1.11.2013
Reformation Sunday 2014 will mark the first presentation of the Sermon Award of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, which is valued at CHF 3,000. All information can be found on www....

29.10.2013
A marketplace introducing new forms of being the living church engaged the FSPC’s combined Women’s and Diaconal Conference on October 28, 2013, in Bern.

9.10.2013
International Congress on the 2017 Reformation Jubilee concludes in Zurich.

6.10.2013
The International Congress on the 2017 Reformation Jubilees starts off in Zurich.

9.09.2013
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches presents 10 answers to 10 questions on the significance of Sundays. The free brochure is now available for download at www.sek.ch (in German).

17.06.2013
In the words of the FSPC Assembly of Delegates, the “Declaration on the mutual recognition of baptism” of the Swiss National Ecumenical Council is a strong ecumenical signal.

17.06.2013
The consultation process on the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches constitutional revision is publicly accessible, now through November 30 at www.sek.ch/de/verfassungsrevision (German) or www....

16.06.2013
Today, the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches adopted a resolution “regarding Christians under threat.” It will now be submitted to the Swiss Federal Council.

12.06.2013
An appeal by the Churches and Religious Communities on Refugee Sunday and Refugee Sabbath, June 15-16, 2013.

4.06.2013
A national Synod, a “Day of the Church” and a new name: The Swiss Protestant Church Federation is sending the draft of a new constitution for consideration.

23.05.2013
FSPC President Gottfried Locher on another solidarity visit in the Middle East – invites Protestant Egyptian senators to Switzerland.

15.05.2013
“10 Questions – 10 Answers” and an in-depth statement against new prenatal tests can now be downloaded and ordered at www.sek.ch.

23.04.2013
FSPC President visits Catholicos Aram I. in Beirut – Head of Armenian Apostolic Church in the Middle East thanks Switzerland for one hundred years of solidarity.

18.04.2013
Church diaconal institutions can play an important role in the way society provides care for the terminally ill, the Diaconal Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches stated in Berne.

8.04.2013
Social work provided by churches in Switzerland – the so-called diaconal services – will be pooled and coordinated on a national level. Supported by an analysis report published this week, a task...

20.03.2013
On March 18, the Women’s Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches met in Berne on the topic of “For Ourselves and for the World: Spirituality for Tomorrow.”

15.03.2013
The Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC honors the Leuenberg Agreement upon its 40th anniversary.

15.02.2013
As a part of its brochure series “10 Questions – 10 Answers” the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches responds to the Swiss popular initiative “against rip-offs” and the indirect counterproposal.

15.02.2013
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches supports the Federal Council’s Energy Strategy 2050. However, in its draft legislation statement, the FSPC recommends limiting the lifespan of nuclear...

17.01.2013
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches recommends the adoption of a referendum against the revision of asylum laws. Refugees must be guaranteed fair asylum procedures.

6.12.2012
Taking care of the elderly is a universal responsibility and not a question of personal morals, the Swiss national churches state on the occasion of Human Rights Day on December 10.

27.11.2012
The Reformation decade presents a tremendous opportunity for the Protestant church, FSPC President Gottfried Locher and Margot Kässmann, the Reformation jubilee ambassador of the German Protestant...

20.11.2012
Gottfried Locher and Norbert Brunner appeal to the conflicting parties in the Gaza Strip and Israel to live up to their responsibility for the civilian population and to halt the resurgence of...

15.11.2012
The Diaconal Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches met with representatives of Judaism and Islam in Berne last Tuesday to discuss concepts of exercising social responsibility in...

6.11.2012
In the current ecumenical situation, the WCRC’s decision to move away from Geneva sends the wrong message, states the FSPC Council, which now wants to find other ways to secure the presence of...

5.11.2012
Catholic-Protestant ecumenism is in a state of crisis. A change of perspective about the internal unity of Protestantism is needed, FSPC President Gottfried Locher suggested today in his introductory...

5.11.2012
Today, Verena Enzler, Jean-Marc Schmid and Daniel Reuter were elected to form the presidium of the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches for the 2013-2014 term.

1.11.2012
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches rejects the popular initiative “Abortion funding is a private matter.” Society shares responsibility for abortions, the FSPC states in a brochure published...

31.10.2012
“Precarity has a gender: it’s female” – this was the title of this year’s FSPC Women’s Conference. The church and its diaconal institutions must take a stand for the recognition of female care work...

30.10.2012
FSPC President Gottfried Locher will discuss the state of ecumenism in Switzerland in his Council President’s public address this coming Monday in Berne. The address will open the Assembly of...

26.09.2012
The CPCE General Assembly in Florence was a success, the FSPC delegation reports, also paying tribute to outgoing CPCE president Thomas Wipf.

25.09.2012
FSPC President Gottfried Locher is one of three Council Presidents of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), the association of European Protestant churches.

24.09.2012
FSPC President Gottfried Locher denounces violence against Western institutions after the publication of the Muhammad movie and at the same time appeals against the defamation of Muslims.

20.09.2012
Für die Stärkung einer profilierten europäischen evangelischen Stimme nimmt eine Delegation des Kirchenbunds an der GEKE-Vollversammlung in Florenz vom 20.-26. September teil.

20.09.2012
On September 20, the plenary assembly of the Swiss National Ecumenical Council (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen in der Schweiz, AGCK-CH) elected Rev. Rita Famos as its new president for the...

18.06.2012
Addressing the delegates of the FSPC Assembly of Delegates in Aarau, FSPC President Gottfried Locher stresses the importance of defining core message for the upcoming Reformation celebrations.

18.06.2012
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches wants to improve and institutionalize its relations to the federal authorities, the Assembly of Delegates decided today in Aarau.

13.06.2012
Religious Communities Issue Joint Appeal on Refugee Sunday and Refugee Sabbath, held June 16/17, 2012.

8.06.2012
A draft bill regarding the vocational training of teenaged undocumented immigrants leads to improvements, but also to unequal treatment, says the official response statement by the FSPC. What is...

26.04.2012
The delegates of the Diaconal Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches discussed the difference between diaconal services provided by the church and welfare services offered by...

4.04.2012
A summit meeting between the FSPC and the EKD in Hannover brought a partnership agreement on its way. In addition, Swiss pastors should soon be able to apply for EKD positions abroad. Finally, the...

29.03.2012
“Shared Security is Double the Security – Against a Politics of Fear” was the topic of the spring women’s conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches. On March 26, around 50 delegates...

22.03.2012
Today the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) submitted its activity report on a pilot project titled “Monitoring Immigration Law Enforcement” to the Federal Office for Migration (FOM)....

7.12.2011
Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met with FSPC President Gottfried Locher in Bern to discuss the opportunities of and limitations to cooperation with...

6.12.2011
We take human rights for granted, which is why they are often overlooked. The Christian churches of Switzerland are thus calling, to mark Human Rights Day, to observe more closely the human rights of...

25.11.2011
Climate justice means defending the rights of those suffering from the effects of climate change, explained FSPC President Gottfried Locher with a view to the COP17 Climate Conference in Durban,...

18.11.2011
In recognition of his special achievements, the University of Bern named theologian and ethicist Frank Mathwig to be a titular professor as of November 1, 2011.

8.11.2011
The Financial Analysis Commission of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches presented recommendations to the Assembly of Delegates in Bern for the Swiss-wide planning of church finances.

8.11.2011
The Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) in Bern elected today Jeanne Pestalozzi-Racine to be the new president of the Council of the Bread for All Foundation,...

7.11.2011
The Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) submitted its legislative objectives through 2014 to the Assembly of Delegates in Bern.

7.11.2011
The church makes people happy but needs to be more eloquent with regard to the Gospel, said FSPC President Gottfried Locher at the Assembly of Delegates today in Bern.

3.11.2011
“The Feminization of Churches - Between Fear and Hope” was the motto of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches Women’s Conference in Bern, where 55 delegates and guests of the member churches...

11.10.2011
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) has reported on its efforts for peace in the Middle East in a new publication, including the organization’s position on the Christian Palestinian...

1.07.2011
Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, met with Gottfried Locher, president of the FSPC in Bern together with the presidents of FSPC member churches. Tveit’s first...

21.06.2011
The FSPC’s Assembly of Delegates in Lausanne decides on revision of its constitution ─ new regulation on contributions ─ Reformation celebrations in 2017 and 2019 ─ Angelika Hilbeck and Maja Ingold...

20.06.2011
On Sunday, June 19, a celebratory worship service was held with 300 people in attendance at Lausanne’s St. François Church to mark the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant...

17.06.2011
Appeal of Switzerland’s churches and religious communities on Refugee Sunday and Refugee Shabbat, June 18-19, 2011

15.06.2011
The Federal Offfice for Migration (BFM) has given a mandate to the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) for the monitoring of the deportations of foreigners from the country. This six-month...

26.05.2011
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) is pleased with the results of the Open Forum Davos, leaving the sponsorship to its partners in the future.

17.05.2011
Around 120 participants at the Diaconal Forum in Montmirail on May 13 and 14 called for an intensification of social diaconal efforts to meet rising social needs.

13.05.2011
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches is participating in the International Ecumenical Peace Convention, with twelve representatives attending in Kingston, Jamaica from May 17-25. The FSPC will...

9.05.2011
Council President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, Gottfried Locher, and Bishop Norbert Brunner, President of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference, speak on the tenth anniversary of the...

28.04.2011
The Council President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, Gottfried Locher, has again shown a sign of solidarity with persecuted Christians. Following his call for the protection of...

15.04.2011
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) supports the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention moves from legal equality to equal...

6.04.2011
The Women’s Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) met in Bern to discuss the “Confession Workbook”, which all are invited to comment on by this summer.

22.03.2011
Agnes Lisulo Mulemwa of Senanga, Zambia received the international Sylvia Michel Prize for her extraordinary work for the education of women. She was awarded the prize in the German Church of Murten...

15.03.2011
In the aftermath of the natural disaster in Japan, Gottfried Locher conveyed his condolences to Japan’s ambassador to Switzerland, and called upon Protestants to pray for the country.

16.02.2011
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and the Swiss Bishops’ Conference issued an appeal against the confiscation of land belonging to the Syrian Orthodox Mor Gabriel Monastery by the Turkish...

30.01.2011
Six panels with up to 470 participants in a frequently packed room testified to the interest in the topics under discussion at the 9th Open Forum Davos, presented by the Federation of Swiss...

29.01.2011
As part of the Open Forum Davos, FSPC President Gottfried Locher discussed the topic of whether faith requires churches with experts in theology and politics from around the world.

27.01.2011
FSPC President Gottfried Locher opened the 9th Open Forum Davos today. The first of six panels began with a discussion, involving the audience, on the euro crisis and possible solutions to it.

20.01.2011
With its publication entitled “10 Questions and Answers on the Gun Initiative”, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches expanded on its position on the federal referendum “for protection against...

13.01.2011
For the ninth time, an Open Forum is being held in Davos to coincide with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum from January 27-29, 2011. The general public is invited to participate in...