Court refuses to suspend new secular law

Court refuses to suspend new secular law

May 14, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
It will remain illegal in Geneva for public workers to wear religious symbols.
Basel bans religious symbols in courts

Basel bans religious symbols in courts

May 24, 2018, 6:06 a.m.
Courts in Basel City are to ban the wearing of all religious symbols. The new rules will come into force during the s...
Two religious leaders to come to Switzerland in 2018

Two religious leaders to come to Switzerland in 2018

March 27, 2018, 5:48 a.m.
Two high level religious leaders will be visiting Switzerland his year. The Pope has already confirmed he will be in ...
Pope Francis to visit Geneva

Pope Francis to visit Geneva

March 1, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
The Pope is coming to Switzerland. The pontiff has accepted an invitation to visit Geneva in June.
Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Oct. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The number of people asking for asylum in Switzerland is dropping sharply. According to the latest numbers from the S...
Courts skeptical over asylum conversions

Courts skeptical over asylum conversions

July 17, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Swiss courts are reacting skeptically to cases of asylum seekers who convert to Christianity in the hope it will stre...
500th anniversary of the Reformation celebrated in Geneva

500th anniversary of the Reformation celebrated in Geneva

Nov. 3, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation were launched today in Geneva. Crowds gathered in Plainpal...
Swiss charities raise CHF 2bn a year

Swiss charities raise CHF 2bn a year

Sept. 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Swiss charities raised almost CHF 2 billion last year, according to the Zurich-based Zewo Foundation . The organisat...
Swiss Burka ban would be a 'pretext to attack Islam'

Swiss Burka ban would be a 'pretext to attack Islam'

Aug. 30, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
The president of the Federal Commission against Racism say an initiative to ban any face-covering headgear in Switzer...
Geneva issues guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes

Geneva issues guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes

Aug. 24, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
The canton of Geneva has issued a guide for teachers dealing with religious disputes in schools. As the "NZZ&qu...
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