2015

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...