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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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  • 19 PM Aufruf HEKS
    20 November 2019

    Urgent Call for Donations to aid Church Cooperation in Syria

    “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26) Since Turkish troops marched into neighboring Syria in early October, tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes. The HEKS/EPER partner churches in Syria are working in particular to help children in this dire situation. The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches stands in solidarity with the endangered Christians of the region.
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  • Interview Tveit
    4 November 2019

    Interview in written form with Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches

    On the occasion of his farewell visit during the Fall Assembly of Delegates the general secretary of the World Council of Churches WCC, pastor Olav Fykse Tveit, gave the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC an exclusive and elaborate interview regarding the current ecumenical movement and its future prospects.
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  • Ehe Fuer Alle
    29 August 2019

    The Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches advocates opening up marriage to same-sex couples

    At its meeting on 29 August 2019, the Council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC decided to endorse the opening up of civil marriages to same-sex couples. The Council also decided to recommend to the member churches of the FSPC that they adopt an extended civil law concept of marriage as a prerequisite for church weddings.
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  • Sommer-Abgeordnetenversammlung in Winterthur
    18 June 2019

    Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches: Summer Assembly of Delegates in Winterthur

    The summer Assembly of Delegates of 2019 AoD took place in Winterthur on the invitation of the Evangelical Methodist Church. Pastor Stefan Zolliker welcomed the delegates from the 26 member churches of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC to his church in Winterthur.
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  • Frauenstreik
    11 June 2019

    Beyond the Women’s Strike: “Wages. Time. Respect.”

    On 14 June, for the first time in 28 years, all women throughout Switzerland were invited to go on strike once again. They committed themselves to ensuring that the equal rights enshrined in the Swiss constitution since 1981 become a reality in everyday life. The Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC supports various concerns of the initiators.
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  • Kirchliche Weltgemeinschaft
    11 May 2019

    Church, state and politics – cooperation or protest?

    These days an interesting conference about the practices and perspectives of reformed Churches worldwide takes place in Horgen. 100 participants from six continents discuss the relationship between church and state in their countries and the theological thinking of Zwingli.
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  • Zwingli Denkmal
    26 April 2019

    Japan meets Zwingli “A journey of discovery to another Reformation”

    Meeting, discovering, and experiencing the Reformation: from 29 April to 6 May, a delegation of the National Christian Council in Japan NCCJ will travel to Switzerland to learn about the work of the Zurich reformer. On invitation of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC and the Reformed Church of Aargau, they will participate in this exciting “journey of discovery to another Reformation” together with the Evangelical Church in Germany EKD and the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany EMW.
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