Interreligious Cooperation

Finding common ground and learning through dialogue

For theological and historical reasons, the Protestant Church in Switzerland feels a special connection to Judaism and maintains close cooperation with the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG).

Together they head the Protestant-Jewish Dialogue Commission (EJGK). Within the context of the Swiss Council of Religions, of cultivating relationships with Muslim communities, and as a member of the Interreligious Working Group in Switzerland (IRAS/COTIS), the PCS works for religious peace in Switzerland. It advocates openness toward people of other faiths and seeks dialogue and understanding across religious borders.


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