2014

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...