A ban on the construction of minarets would breach Switzerland’s obligations to uphold freedom of religion, Amnesty International said ahead of a referendum on Sunday 29 November 2009 on a constitutional amendment.
16th-century reformer Jean Calvin can inspire a "reformation of values" in the face of the world's economic and ecological crises, a Swiss politician has said in marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant leader's birth.
Swiss soccer player Johan Vonlanthen says he has undergone phenomenal changes since he made his debut as an international soccer player, which he attributes to his faith. But his country have still made an early exit from Euro 2008.
Some 25 theologians from all over the world will gather on 5-8 December 2006 in Cret-Berard (near Lausanne, Switzerland), to discuss why and to what extent the persistence of cruelty can be considered as an important theme for theological reflection.