2016

25.11.2016
The new “Swiss Diaconal Conference” will take over the responsibilities of the German Swiss Diaconal Conference (DDK) in the area of occupational training and professional development. During an...

24.11.2016
Professional confidentiality in pastoral care ensures a safe space for people to talk about private matters. This poses both an opportunity and a challenge, and can even become a burden for those...

23.11.2016
On Tuesday, the President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) and the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), Gottfried Locher, opened the “3rd Conference for...

16.11.2016
The National Diaconal Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), has been active since 1985 including its predecessor organization, convened for its final meeting in Bern on...

14.11.2016
The Institute for Theology and Ethics (ITE) of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches presents its first study, titled “Sola lectura? Current challenges of reading from a Protestant perspective...

9.11.2016
The member churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) met November 7-8, 2016, at Bern City Hall for their Fall Assembly of Delegates. The 67 Delegates made some groundbreaking...

8.11.2016
The member churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) participated in the process of reflection concerning the “Theses on the 500th Reformation Anniversary”, the outcome of which...

7.11.2016
The Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) elected Sabine Brändlin as its newest council member. Ms. Brändlin succeeds Regula Kummer, who retired from the council...

3.11.2016
Events that mark the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation are being launched today in the Reformation city of Geneva. Federal Councillor Alain Berset gave the welcoming address. The Reformation...

31.10.2016
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches launches “R-City Guide,” a free app featuring interactive tours in ten key locations of the Swiss Reformation. The app is now available for free at the App...

20.09.2016
Today, the City President of Bern, Alexander Tschäppät, received the “City of the Reformation” label from the President of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE), Gottfried Locher.

8.09.2016
A meeting of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference (SBC) and the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) took place on September 6 and 7, 2016 at Fischingen Abbey in Canton Thurgau. The...

21.06.2016
The Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) convened from June 19 to 21 in Warth (Canton Thurgau). The Assembly was held in the spirit of continuity.

1.06.2016
Job’s News “What is mankind that you make so much of them, that you give them so much attention?” (Job 7:17)

23.05.2016
The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) has developed a slogan for 2017, the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. The various possibilities of recombining the words give it a certain...

19.05.2016
Two Christian representatives will be on hand for the benediction at the opening of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel on June 1. A representative of the Protestant tradition will join Benedictine Abbot...

26.04.2016
It is the view of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches that the amendment of the law on reproductive medicine, planned for a vote on June 5, would go too far. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis...

21.04.2016
The revision of the asylum law, which will be put to the vote on June 5, is intended to accelerate the execution of asylum procedures. In order to safeguard the basic rights of asylum seekers despite...

24.03.2016
So far, only little is known about the role of the Reformed Churches in the practice of placing children in foster homes or indentured labor in the 19th and 20th century. The Federation of Swiss...

23.03.2016
The Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) condemns the recent vicious and cowardly attacks in Brussels. In the words of Council President Gottfried Locher: “The terror...

14.01.2016
The Swiss popular initiative “Implementing the expulsion of foreign criminals” makes generalizations that are constitutionally unacceptable. Neither the individual situation nor the severity of the...