2011

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...