All information about the topics of the PCS

  • Logo ÖRK
    1 February 2024

    Swiss Reformed representatives elected to WCC bodies

    The Protestant Church in Switzerland (PCS) is pleased with the election of four Swiss representatives to bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the year 2023. Emma van Dorp, Sarah Bach, Reinhold Bernhardt, and Christoph Sigrist will contribute to important commissions and reference groups through the next WCC Assembly in 2030.
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  • DSC08739
    27 November 2023

    Reconciled diversity in a Europe fraught by tension

    50 years following the founding of the Leuenberg Church Community, the common path to unity lives on in reconciled diversity. But what contributions can the members of the Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe (CPCE) make to meet the challenges we face today? These questions formed the focus of discussions at a recent conference in Bern, Switzerland.
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  • Conseil EERS avec sept membres
    25 January 2023

    The new PCS Council welcomed visitors from Syria and Romania to its constituent session

    The Council of the Protestant Church in Switzerland (PCS) has elected its Vice Presidents and assigned new council members to different departments. In addition to its first orders of business, the Council placed its focus on church cooperation at geopolitical hotspots, welcoming Rev. Mathilde Sabbagh from Syria and Rev. József Kiss from Romania.
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  • Preisverleihung Silvya Michel Preis
    7 November 2022

    Rebecca Mutumosi Mfutila receives the International Sylvia-Michel-Prize of 2022

    Since 2009, the International Sylvia-Michel-Prize has supported people and projects that promote women’s leadership in Reformed churches throughout the world. In 2022, the prize will go to a pioneering woman from the Democratic Republic of Congo – Rebecca Mutumosi Mfutila. The prize was awarded for the first time at a synod of the Protestant Church in Switzerland (PCS).
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Junge Menschen an der Schule
    17 January 2019

    Milestone of interchurch cooperation

    Swiss churches intensify their support for Christians in Syria and Lebanon
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