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The Evangelical Alliance says “it is questionable to extend the Penal Code only for a specific group of people”. The next socio-political debate around the corner is the ‘marriage for all’ law.
Läderach had suffered attacks against its shops and boycott calls by political parties. The reason is the founding family’s support for the March for Life and their Christian views on marriage and family.
Religious freedom in Western Africa was addressed in Davos through an event organised by the World and the Swiss Evangelical Alliances.
Influential Swiss newspaper NZZ publishes the dialogue between Samuel Jost and his son Marc, who leads the Swiss Evangelical Alliance and calls to protect heterosexual marriage.
A referendum on 9 February gives the Swiss a chance to reject the changes in the Penal Code already approved by the Parliament. The norm could create freedom of expression conflicts, the Evangelical Alliance says.
Jean-Luc Ziehli, President of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance (RES) will represent the Swiss evangelicals, who have been invited to the Council for a probationary period.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance and free evangelical churches say it is “a step in the wrong direction”.
Believers are encouraged to choose a Canton and a minister of the government to pray for. “A special strength and hope for our nation is found in prayer”, the Swiss Evangelical Alliance says.
The Swiss Parliament could soon redefine marriage. Homosexuals would be given the right to adoption and surrogate pregnancy would be discussed.
Politicians and organisations say freedom of speech and religious freedom could be restricted if “sexual orientation” is given a special protection in the Penal Code.
The European Commission unveils a strategy which includes “low and zero emission vehicles and alternative fuels”. Evangelical groups support policies in the line of the Paris Agreement.
“As a Christian, the principle of loving my neighbour leads my way of life”, says Norbert Valley. He has received the support of the Evangelical Alliance.
Four politicians of the Swiss Parliament joined the event in the centre of Bern.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance praises many aspects of the law, but fears the religious freedom of civil servants will be restricted.
Voters said “no” to an initiative to end licence fees for the public television and radio. Christian contents could have disappeared if it was passed, the Swiss Evangelical Alliance says.
Poland passes a law to almost completely end Sunday shopping by 2020.
The Evangelical Alliance writes a letter to the head of the Valais Canton education system asking for measures to make sure children are not proselytised.
Christians in Switzerland join the debate about religious freedom and security. A ban would affect a minority of Muslim women.
The Swiss Evangelical Alliance launches a document “to empower Christians to plan an eco-friendly event that glorifies God and benefits all of creation”.
About 1,400 children and teenagers (with parents and youth leaders) asked the Swiss government to readmit nine Christian youth organisations that have been expelled from the national “Youth + Sport” programme.
Under the title “Change”, the project shares personal faith stories of citizens, intersting figures about the 500th anniversary, and introduces “the greatest Reformer, Jesus.”
Swiss organisations serving 10,000 young people every year will no longer work alongside public youth agencies. The government’s decision is “degrading” for Christians workers, says expert Andi Bachmann.
“Unique” was the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer in Europe. A summary of the highlights in Italy, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
Christian supplement “15 Minutes for Faith” will be distributed with Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’ to 180,000 readers.
About 400 Christians publicly showed their solidarity with the Persecuted Church in three Swiss cities on Human Rights Day.