Reach Mallorca gathers 250 young Christians from Germany and Switzerland. “There is a great interest in God and spiritual topics among German visitors”.
A local councillor in Lausanne threatens a Christian business with the enforcement of a recent anti-homophobia law over the content of two books.
The Supreme Court rejected a request to change the name and remove the gender from birth records and the civil status.
Official statistics conclude that free evangelical Christians (below 5%) pray and attend worship services more than other faith groups.
Matthias Schöni, director of the Swiss Licht Im Osten, says a new truck with help is already on its way to Ternopil. After the attack, “we have received many food and financial donations”, he says.
For a week, Christian politicians and social actors from 37 countries met in Geneva. A final document delivered to the UN says “discrimination and persecution on the basis of faith” is “absent” from the Development Goals.
France, Spain, Germany and Ukraine are mentioned in the 2023 USCIRF report, which was criticised for its way of addressing the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
Evangelical politician Marc Jost: “In a society in which we often talk to each other via the media, we need conversations with ideological opponents”.
The Christian “Elements of Rock” weekend was first held in 2004. This year it will have rockers from Sweden, Netherlands and the UK.
Around 60 professional and church groups commit to implement standards for staff, prevention programmes and crisis intervention teams.
The mainline Reformed Church in the Canton of Vaud was the last to adopt a new marriage rite. The position of the theologically evangelical minority inside the Swiss Reformed Church was defeated again.
Carlos Martínez celebrates 40 years on stage and analyses his career. ‘Silence must be part of our communication inside and outside the church’.
A survey among pastors also finds that Christian communities had more chances to connect with new people. Church leaders are still feeling exhausted.
The problem of modern slavery was made visible in Bournemouth, Stuttgart, Valencia, Bern, Innsbruck, Sofia, Copenhagen, and dozens of other cities.
A summit gathered Ukrainians who have taken on a key spiritual role and Swiss representatives of churches who offer spiritual ministries for Ukrainians.
The 12th March for Life in Switzerland had a festive mood, with live music, testimonies, and a call to implement a 24 hours period of reflection before performing an abortion.
In recent Marches For Life, Christian organisations have suffered attacks and threats. The Evangelical Alliance says the “democratic heritage of Switzerland” must be protected.
Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will host the musical. The project with a large choir promoted by “Creative Church” wants to show what was behind Luther King’s famous “I have a dream”.
Raphael Moser is a mountain guide in the Swiss Alps. He is thankful to be part of a “generation that is able to see and admire these impressive elements and formations”.
During this summer’s heatwaves, the melting point of ice climbed above the emblematic Mount Blanc (4,800m). Christians should lead efforts to “reduce CO2 emissions to stop this dangerous warming”, says environmentalist Steve Tanner.
Some 500 people joined to “remind the public that the persecution of Christians is an often forgotten tragedy and to urge politicians to act”.
“We regret that Geneva is trampling on its tradition of tolerance and damaging its reputation as a capital of human rights”, says an evangelical representative in the Swiss Canton.
"Justice While Fleeing" looks at the situation of asylum seekers from different contexts. A doc by the intercultural working community of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance.
“Prostitution is a paid act of sexual violence and contrary to human dignity”, said an evangelical member of parliament in a motion that was defeated by the majority.
“175 Years for Unity” was the slogan of the jubilee ceremony. Swiss and international evangelical leaders participated “on a journey through time”.