All information about the topics of the PCS

  • EERS Rencontre 2021 12 03
    7 December 2021

    PCS Presidium receives two high-ranking representatives of the Protestant churches from Syria and Lebanon

    Syria and Lebanon must not be forgotten! Rita Famos, President of the PCS, and Daniel Reuter, Vice-President and member of the Board of Trustees of Swiss Church Aid (HEKS), welcomed Pastor Haroutune Selimian from Aleppo (Syria) and Pastor Riad Jarjour from Beirut (Lebanon) in Bern on 3 December.
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  • Gruppenbild, Rita Famos, Kurienkardinal Pietro Parolin, Bundesrat Ignazio Cassis, Evelyn Borer
    8 November 2021

    Ecumenism meets diplomacy: Foreign Minister Cassis and Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin visit the PCS Synod

    Extraordinary visit: at the autumn Synod of the Protestant Church in Switzerland today, the highest body of the Reformed church met with Federal Councilor Cassis and the Vatican’s Cardinal Secretary of State Parolin. In their greetings, both the host and guests emphasized the importance of dialogue.
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  • GEKE
    26 June 2020

    CPCE receives resignation of President Locher, John Bradbury to assume interim role

    The Council, as the leading body, of the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE received the resignation of Executive President Gottfried Locher during its session conducted via video conference on 26 June 2020. Dr John Bradbury (United Reformed Church, London) has been entrusted with the interim executive management.
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  • Geschäftsstelle der EKS
    27 May 2020

    Gottfried Locher Leaves the Protestant Church in Switzerland PCS

    The President of the Protestant Church in Switzerland, Gottfried Locher, announced his resignation from office today in a letter to the Synod President.
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  • Addis Ababa, October 2019
    11 May 2020

    WCC invites all member churches to observe a day of prayer

    World Council of Churches WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca invites all member churches to observe a global prayer day on 14 May. The joint initiative with the members of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, of which the WCC is part, is calling for “prayer and supplication” to God for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Jugendliche aus Lesbos
    9 April 2020

    Easter: An Act of Humanity is Needed

    The situation of asylum seekers in the Greek islands is catastrophic and exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. In an appeal to the Federal Council, the Roman Catholic Church, the Christian Catholic Church and the Protestant Church in Switzerland call for the swift evacuation to Switzerland of a group of unaccompanied refugees who have family members in the country. The pandemic, which is still spreading, does not allow valuable time to be wasted. We must act quickly – all the more so as it is Easter time.
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  • Kirche in Zug
    26 March 2020

    Churches launch “Easter Ray of Hope”: a Switzerland-Wide Campaign for Hope and Support

    The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on church life – including this year's Easter celebrations, as services and the usual rituals have been canceled this year. Nevertheless, the most important feast day of Christianity should touch people. With four Easter campaigns, the Protestant Church in Switzerland PCS and other churches of the ecumenical movement are sending signals of hope and solidarity both at home and abroad. This form of cooperation has never existed before. “Let us look for new paths to each other in these uncertain times. Together we are on our way toward Easter’s ray of hope”, said PCS President Gottfried Locher.
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  • Hilfsprojekt Lesbos
    25 March 2020

    The Coronavirus Threat: Humanitarian Aid for a Hospital on the Island of Lesbos

    “We cannot celebrate Easter without also thinking about the refugees.“ Thousands of refugees have been stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos. In the Moria refugee camp, 20,000 people are now living under catastrophic conditions. Now the risk of a coronavirus outbreak is growing. Because of this, the healthcare system on the island, which is already been being severely tested today, needs help. The Protestant Church in Switzerland therefore supports the Guido Fluri Foundation in its relief efforts for Vostanio Hospital on Lesbos.
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  • Brennende Kerzen am Fenser
    18 March 2020

    Candles in Front of the Window: PCS and SBC Call for a Shared Sign of Hope

    The Protestant Church in Switzerland and the Roman Catholic Church in Switzerland are setting an example of solidarity, community and hope in these times of the coronavirus crisis. Until Maundy Thursday, candles will be lit on windowsills all over the country on Thursday evenings, and people are invited to pray together.
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  • Lichtblick Ostern
    17 March 2020

    «The Church is more than a house»

    The Federal Council's reclassification of the coronavirus situation as “extraordinary” and the further measures for containing the virus also have far-reaching consequences for the Protestant Church in Switzerland. No more services will be held until 19 April 2020.
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  • Zürcher Pfarrer, Adolf Keller
    27 February 2020

    Protestant Church in Switzerland, WCC commemorate work of Pastor Adolf Keller

    The Council of the Protestant Church in Switzerland and the Permanent Committee on Consensus and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will jointly honor the visionary work of Pastor Adolf Keller (1872-1963) at a colloquium. A hundred years ago, Keller, a pioneer of the ecumenical movement, was a trailblazer for both the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches and the WCC.
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  • Seenotrettung Meer
    30 January 2020

    Tragedy in the Mediterranean – PCS Council supports civilian sea rescue operations

    From a Christian perspective, the images of people who flee war, poverty and climate change by crossing the Mediterranean and who encounter distress at sea, call for love and mercy. This is why the Council of the Protestant Church in Switzerland PCS backs sea rescue operations and decided to support the «United4Rescue» alliance, which was co-founded by the Evangelical Church in Germany EKD.
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