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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 70 Jahre Erklärung der Menschenrechte
    5 December 2018

    70-year Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights with Arendt, Barth and Pope John XXIII

    Human rights protect personal freedom. But where are the limits of this freedom? On Human Rights Day on December 10, the three national churches and the free churches are listening to three critical-minded personalities who had their very own view of human rights.
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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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  • Daniel de Roche neuer Präsident der AGCK Schweiz
    19 September 2018

    Daniel de Roche elected new president of Swiss National Ecumenical Council AGCK

    On September 19, 2018, the delegates of the plenary assembly in Solothurn elected Reformed pastor Daniel de Roche as President of the Swiss National Ecumenical Council AGCK.CH. De Roche will start his two-year term on January 1, 2019.
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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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  • Papst Franziskus
    21 June 2018

    FSPC invites Pope Francis to dialogue with Reformed Church

    The Council Presidium of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches met with Pope Francis today. In the course of the meeting, Council President Gottfried Locher issued an invitation for an ecumenical dialogue on the occasion of the Zwingli Jubilee in 2019.
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  • Flüchtlingssonntag
    6 June 2018

    Appeal Issued by the Christian Churches and the Jewish Community on Refugee Sunday and Refugee Sabbath, June 16 and 17, 2018

    Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City “This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: ‘Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. […] Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Praise the LORD for it, be-cause if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Jeremiah 29:4-7 (New International Version)
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  • In Christus – Gemeinsam zur Mitte
    5 April 2018

    Conference “In Christ – Towards the Centre Together”

    From June 20 to 22, 2018, the University of Fribourg will host its fifth conference on theological and societal renewal under the heading of “In Christ – Towards the Centre Together.” The Study Centre for Faith and Society has invited prominent academic and religious leaders to consider the question of how the existence of Christ can con-tribute to a deepened sense of community among the churches and denominations.
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  • Einführung der neuen französischen Übersetzung des Vaterunsers
    27 March 2018

    New French translation of the Lord’s Prayer Introduced

    The Christian churches of Western Switzerland – Catholic, Reformed and Evangelical – will introduce a modified translation of the Lord’s Prayer on the occasion of this year’s Easter celebrations. This new translation, which already has been introduced in France and other French-speaking countries, was adopted by ecumenical agreement in the course of an extensive consultation among the various churches of Romandy.
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