Moving the church forward together – the opening of the consultation process on the constitutional revision

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.sek.ch/fr/revision-de-la-constitution (French).

The consultation process on the revision of the constitution is open to the public. Beginning now, all who are interested can submit their comments on the proposal of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) for a new constitution.

The FSPC is convinced that the new constitution is a great opportunity: Reflecting the sentiment of the motto “Combining strengths – living diversity”, the churches can build up their position, while strengthening their own cooperation as well.

A short animated film, asking the question “How can we move the church?” premiered today together with the unveiling of the Internet site during the FSPC Assembly of Delegates. The film explained a number of the proposed changes such as an annual national synod that would develop common strategies for the future. And every two years, all would be invited to a “church day” to experience the active church in all of its variety. Lastly, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches is to be renamed the “Protestant Church in Switzerland” (PCS).

The consultation process will continue through the end of November 2013. The proposal for the constitution will subsequently be revised and presented to the Assembly of Delegates, and is expected to be adopted in summer 2015 to take effect as of January 1, 2016.

The public consultation process and the animated film can now be viewed at www.sek.ch/de/verfassungsrevision (German) or www.sek.ch/fr/revision-de-la-constitution (French).