2018

7.11.2018
First joint declaration on refugees by Jewish, Christian and Muslim representatives The religious communities represented in the Swiss Council of Religions are encouraging their members to stand...

6.11.2018
The delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) convened at Bern’s Town Hall on November 5 and 6, 2018. The Assembly was concerned in particular with matters connected to the new...

5.11.2018
The delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) are convening at Bern’s Town Hall on November 5 and 6, 2018. The assembly elected the Neuchatel pastor Pierre de Salis to be...

24.10.2018
How can the church talk about sexuality today, and how can theology contribute? This and many other questions about Protestant sexual ethics were addressed by the participants of the Fall Women’s...

24.10.2018
For the first time, the Protestant Churches in Europe have issued a joint “Statement of Peace.” Under the title of “Remembering Together,” they commemorate the end of the First World War 100 years...

19.09.2018
On September 19, 2018, the delegates of the plenary assembly in Solothurn elected Reformed pastor Daniel de Roche as President of the Swiss National Ecumenical Council (AGCK.CH). De Roche will start...

18.09.2018
The suffering of the people in Syria and Iraq is in danger of being forgotten. At the same time, the local churches have made tremendous efforts to aid refugees. In a newly adopted resolution, the...

17.09.2018
Newly elected by the General Assembly of the CPCE in Basel, the incoming Council elected a new Presidium during its inaugural meeting on September 17, 2018. Gottfried Locher was confirmed in his...

16.09.2018
Europe’s Protestants establish official dialogue with the Vatican

12.09.2018
A national ecumenical conference on 12 September brought those responsible for palliative care in the Reformed and Catholic Churches together in Zurich. Its message underscored that the churches must...

12.09.2018
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) cordially invites you to the first all-Swiss networking event for the church and tourism.

11.09.2018
People in Europe: You shall be my witnesses (Acts 1:8). From the East, West, North and South, the member churches of the Conference of European Churches came to the crossroads of Europe – with a...

3.09.2018
Starting from 2019, the annual Reformation Offering, which has been collected for more than 100 years to support sustainable projects by Reformed Churches in the diaspora, will be taken over by the...

3.09.2018
On 3 September 2018, Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited FSPC President Gottfried Locher in Bern. The topics they discussed included the situation of the Serbian Church in...

23.08.2018
The “R-City Guide” app, available for free at the App Store and Google Play, invites users to go on interactive, GPS-guided tours in eleven key locations of the Swiss Reformation. Aided by...

21.06.2018
The Council Presidium of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches met with Pope Francis today. In the course of the meeting, Council President Gottfried Locher issued an invitation for an...

19.06.2018
The delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) held their Summer Assembly from June 17 to 19 at the Park Casino in Schaffhausen. After the statutory agenda items, they conferred...

18.06.2018
The delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) are holding their Summer Assembly from June 17 to 19 at the Park Casino in Schaffhausen.

17.06.2018
On June 17 in Schaffhausen, the members of the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) confirmed Rev. Gottfried Locher as council president for a third term.

17.06.2018
On June 18, the members of the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches met in Schaffhausen to elect the council for the legislative period of 2019 – 2022. Rev. Pierre-...

6.06.2018
Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: ‘Build houses and settle down; plant...

22.05.2018
The Zurich pastor, founder of a social charity organization and former national councilor Ernst Sieber has passed away at age 91. He was well-known as an uncompromising advocate for marginalized...

14.05.2018
In its second year of existence the Plenary Assembly – the supreme decision-making body of Diaconia Switzerland – gathered in Bern today on 14 May. In addition to a focus on "Caring Communities...

24.04.2018
At an extraordinary assembly in Bern on 23-24 April, the 66 delegates of the Federa-tion of Swiss Protestant Churches completed the first reading of its new constitution. Here they set the course for...

17.04.2018
All throughout Switzerland, volunteers from the Reformed Churches are actively supporting refugees. Our brochure “Side by Side with Refugees“ documents their commitment. We invite you to imitate them...

5.04.2018
From June 20 to 22, 2018, the University of Fribourg will host its fifth conference on theological and societal renewal under the heading of “In Christ – Towards the Centre Together.” The Study...

28.03.2018
Federal President Alain Berset and the Swiss Council of Religions agree on regular consultations

6.03.2018
The Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) expects about one thousand participants at this conference, which will take place from 8 to 13 March 2018...

27.02.2018
The Christian churches of Western Switzerland – Catholic, Reformed and Evangelical – will introduce a modified translation of the Lord’s Prayer on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations....

10.01.2018
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches rejects the “No-Billag” initiative. A democratic Switzerland needs public service broadcasters that provide balanced coverage and represent the voices of...