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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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  • 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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  • Heks Tagung
    17 January 2019

    Milestone of interchurch cooperation

    Swiss churches intensify their support for Christians in Syria and Lebanon
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  • 18 We Speak With One Voice En
    7 November 2018

    Religious communities demand more protection for refugees

    First joint declaration on refugees by Jewish, Christian and Muslim representatives
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  • Evangelische Kirchen legen erstmals gemeinsames Friedenspapier vor
    24 October 2018

    Protestant Churches issue joint Statement of Peace for the first time

    For the first time, the Protestant Churches in Europe have issued a joint “Statement of Peace.” Under the title of “Remembering Together,” they commemorate the end of the First World War 100 years ago and the heavy burden of its legacy. With this critical and self-critical retrospection, the churches want to contribute to building fair structures. “In the face of the devastating and lasting effects of the war, the Churches are well aware of the importance of acting to promote peace and prevent civil conflict,” states the document adopted by the 8th General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE in Basel.
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  • Evangelische Kirchen in Europa verabschieden Syrien-Resolution
    18 September 2018

    Protestant Churches in Europe adopt Syria resolution

    The suffering of the people in Syria and Iraq is in danger of being forgotten. At the same time, the local churches have made tremendous efforts to aid refugees. In a newly adopted resolution, the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE demands that the governments of Europe increase their efforts to promote peace in the region.
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  • Gottfried Locher, Miriam Rose und John Bradbury
    17 September 2018

    Gottfried Locher reelected president of Protestant Churches in Europe

    Newly elected by the General Assembly of the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe CPCE in Basel, the incoming Council elected a new Presidium during its inaugural meeting on September 17, 2018. Gottfried Locher was confirmed in his position as Executive President.
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  • GEKE-Präsident Gottfried Locher und Kurienkardinal Kurt Koch
    16 September 2018

    Historic gathering of European Protestant Churches in Basel

    Europe’s Protestants establish official dialogue with the Vatican
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  • Serbisches Kirchenoberhaupt trifft Kirchenbundspräsident
    3 September 2018

    Leader of Serbian Church meets President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches

    On 3 September 2018, Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC President Gottfried Locher in Bern. The topics they discussed included the situation of the Serbian Church in Switzerland and the mutual recognition of baptisms.
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  • Kirchenbund diskutiert die künftige Konferenz Protestantische Solidarität Schweiz PSS
    3 September 2018

    FSPC discusses future “Conference for Protestant Solidarity in Switzerland” PSS

    Starting from 2019, the annual Reformation Offering, which has been collected for more than 100 years to support sustainable projects by Reformed Churches in the diaspora, will be taken over by the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches FSPC. For this purpose, the “Protestant Solidarity in Switzerland” PSS association will be transformed into an FSPC Conference.
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