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Elias (Elijah) and Maria are number one in Germany. Noah and Lukas (Luke) are the most popular in Switzerland and Austria.
Swiss cartoonist Alain Auderset produces an animated short film for social media platforms about the meaning of Grace.
The World Economic Forum in Davos gathers around 3,000 to tackle the issue of inequality. According to Oxfam, “2017 saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history, one more every two days”.
A summary of the gatherings in cities of France, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.
The largest increase in euthanasia cases is among people that are not expected to die in the near future. Belgium is the first country in the world with no age restrictions for euthanasia.
The cryptocurrency, created in 2009, is used by hundreds of thousands. “It will be part of our daily lives”, the church in Zurich says.
Child euthanasia, a reality in Belgium.
Helicopters airlifted tourists in Switzerland and Italy as more than 20,000 tourists trapped.
Poland passes a law to almost completely end Sunday shopping by 2020.
“Non-Muslim European women are projected to have a total fertility rate of 1.6 children, on average, compared with 2.6 children per Muslim woman in the region”, says a Pew Research study.
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.
Concerts, workshops, special events in a weekend festival co-organised by the Protestant state church and free evangelical entities.
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”.
A journey back into the past has encouraged us to believe that God is not yet finished with Europe.
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.
A mystery play narrates the Swiss Reformer’s life from the point of view of Anna Reinhart, his wife.
Under the title “Change”, the project shares personal faith stories of citizens, intersting figures about the 500th anniversary, and introduces “the greatest Reformer, Jesus.”
The canton of Zurich calls its cities to prohibit the Salafist campaign “Read!” because it makes an apology of radical Islamism.
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.
The Farmers Conference showed how the Christian faith is lived out in the world of agriculture. New generations shared their views.
“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.
The youth event in Switzerland had live music, international speakers and time to study Scripture in small groups. “We love the #Bible and we are fascinated by it”.
Hundreds of Christians gathered in St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva, to pray for Europe. Aitor De la Camara, of the movement 'Prayer 24-7' in Spain, recalls the event.
Christian supplement “15 Minutes for Faith” will be distributed with Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’ to 180,000 readers.