Protestant Free Churches and Alliances

Numerous Swiss free churches have merged in different ways at the national level into the Association of Protestant Free Churches and Communities in Switzerland (VFG), the Swiss Protestant Alliance, and the Swiss Protestant Network (SEA-RES). Various Reformed parishes and communities are also members of SEA-RES. The Protestant Church in Switzerland maintains a regular exchange with the SEA, RES and VFG in the form of semiannual meetings.

At the meetings, participants examine theological questions (e.g. the understanding of mission and evangelization), discuss social ethical questions and political position statements (e.g. on the protection of Sunday and religious freedom), reach agreements on possible joint strategies, consider possible joint projects (e.g. the organization of Christustag or Christ’s Day), and share information on ongoing and planned activities.

The purpose of this exchange is to promote mutual understanding and determine scope for action where we as Protestant Christians in Switzerland can walk together and in a visible way.


Martin Hirzel, Director of External Relations Member of the Executive Board Vice director