08.09.2017
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 to the City of Wittenberg and its Luther House on September 9.
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 professional development, the portal presents current projects and debates in the field. The expert...
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, Germany from June 29 - July 7, 2017. Serge Fornerod, Director for External Relations at the FSPC,...
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 the Reformation. On the Sunday, a national celebratory worship service was held in the Bern Cathedral...
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 Federal Councilor Johann Schneider-Ammann, FSPC President Gottfried Locher, Curial Cardinal Kurt Koch,...
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 World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg. Its mission is to raise awareness for the continuation of...
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. What kind of solution? No, neither walls nor open borders, neither neutralized gangs of refugee...
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 Morerod, President of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference (SBC) opened the Swiss Pavilion with the title “...
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 Protestant Churches, which took place in Bern. The attendees delved into the issue, taking into account the...
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 declaration. In the “Sarajevo Message”, Bosnian Muslims expressed their support for democracy, equality...