2017

4.12.2017
Christmas Eve is a family day. This year, the start of the Christmas holidays also falls on a Sunday. The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches strongly believes that shops should be closed on this...

22.11.2017
Consultation response by the officially recognized churches on Tax Reform Proposal 17

21.11.2017
A new comprehensive work on the Reformation in Switzerland has now been published for the first time in nearly 40 years. Published by TVZ, the book provides for a regionally differentiated view of...

20.11.2017
The plenary assembly of the Swiss Diaconal Conference elected Aargau Church Council member Beat Maurer to head its Executive Committee. The delegates also elected four other committee members and...

7.11.2017
The member churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) held its Autumn Assembly of Delegates at Bern’s Town Hall on November 6 and 7, 2017. The 66 delegates were provided...

6.11.2017
The Council of Swiss Interchurch Aid (SIA) has elected a new president. At its Autumn Assembly of November 6, 2017, the members of the Assembly of Delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant...

5.11.2017
Over 4700 young people from all across Switzerland travelled to Geneva last weekend for the Reformaction youth festival from November 3-5 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

30.10.2017
The history of children in homes and forced labor is a dark chapter in Swiss history. A large number of children and adolescents suffered from exploitation and abuse. The book Heim- und Verdingkinder...

24.10.2017
Jesus’ exhortation to be “as shrewd as snakes” encourages us to acquire knowledge and skills, to let go of old patterns and to think about how to use our own abilities in a purposeful manner. At the...

19.10.2017
Together with the Reformed Churches of Switzerland, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches is launching a national campaign on the occasion of the 500-year Reformation Jubilee. Its aim is to...

17.10.2017
The second Swiss Sermon Award of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches goes to Philipp Roth (Reformed, Basel-City), Alessandro Esposito (Waldensian, Italy) and Erich Häring (Catholic, Thurgau;...

16.10.2017
From November 3 to 5, 2017, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) in cooperation with free church associations and other youth organizations will host a youth festival a part of the...

12.10.2017
RESET is the name of an artistic representation of the many-faceted history of the Reformation in the seventh edition of the light and sound spectacle “Rendezvous Bundesplatz.” Indeed, the Reformers...

15.09.2017
What began 500 years ago turned the world upside down and changed the course of history: the Reformation’s reverberations are felt until this day, as we celebrate its big jubilee. And so, the façade...

8.09.2017
The New Testament of the Zurich Bible was printed at the Swiss Pavilion of the Wittenberg World Reformation Exhibition using a replica Gutenberg printing press. This unique volume will be presented...

30.06.2017
The Swiss Diaconal Conference of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches is launching the expert portal www.diakonie.ch. In addition to providing information on diaconal vocational training and...

22.06.2017
A delegation of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) is representing Switzerland at the 26th General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), taking place in Leipzig...

20.06.2017
The delegates of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) met at Bern’s Rathaus (Town Hall) on June 19 and 20, 2017. The assembly focused on the commemorations of the 500th anniversary of...

18.06.2017
In a national worship service, more than 700 guests from the fields of religion, politics and civil society celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Bern today. Participants include...

24.05.2017
Acting as an ambassador of the Zurich Reformation Jubilee, a Piaggio Ape called “Mission Zwingli” cruised around the German Evangelical Church Assembly (Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag) and the...

23.05.2017
“Finally, we’ve found a solution for the refugees!” This promise sounds tempting. Whether we’re shaken, exhausted or just jaded by the daily images and news, we long for a solution for the refugees....

20.05.2017
Under the patronage of Switzerland’s ambassador to Germany, Christine Schraner Burgener, Gottfried Locher, President of the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC) and Charles...

17.05.2017
Did the Reformation create new opportunities or lead to new chains for women? This question was put to the 80 people on hand at the May 9, 2017 Women’s Conference of the Federation of Swiss...

16.05.2017
FSPC President Gottfried Locher has visited Sarajevo upon the invitation of the leader of the Bosnian Muslims. With the Bosnian President in attendance, the two religious leaders signed a common...

10.04.2017
With a letter of condolence, Gottfried Locher, president of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, offers his sympathies to the victims of the attacks in Egypt.

1.03.2017
Representing 100 churches and 30 countries, over 100 synod members from the churches of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) are meeting from 10-12 March in Bern. A public festive...

21.02.2017
Gottfried Locher, Council President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, makes a powerful statement for ecumenism during the “500 years of Reformation” Jubilee year. Following an...

16.02.2017
The Reformation’s formative influence and its impact on democratic forms of government and interconfessional tolerance, as well as culture and society, will be discussed in the course of a three-part...

13.02.2017
“Think open, act free, believe anew” – under this motto, the official motto of the Reformation Jubilee, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches will present the 2nd Swiss Sermon Award, which...

7.02.2017
From November 3 to 5, 2017, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (FSPC), in cooperation with the free church associations and other youth organizations, will host a youth festival as part of...

6.02.2017
The first plenary session of the newly founded Swiss Diaconal Conference has elected its executive committee and launched four working groups. The diakonie.ch website is slated to go online in July.

31.01.2017
Like the Swiss Parliament and the Federal Council, the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches recommends the adoption of a law facilitating the naturali-zation of third-generation immigrants: to all...

30.01.2017
On January 27, the President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches was appointed Honorary Ecumenical Canon in an Evensong service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.