Finding my religion Culture Religion ... Print comment See in other languages: 9 See in other languages: 9 Languages: 9 (ar) تـعـدُّديـة ديـنـيـةٌ (de) Zur eigenen Religion finden (es) A cada quien su religión (fr) A chacun sa religion (it) A ognuno la sua religione (ja) スイスにあるさまざまな宗教 (pt) A cada um sua religião (ru) В чем твоя вера? (zh) 各有各的信仰 A man prays while grenadiers in historical costumes pass by during the Catholic Corpus Christi holiday procession in Kippel, canton Valais. (Keystone) Youngsters gather at Flüeli Ranft in canton Obwalden to celebrate Mass. The Ranft valley was the home of the 15th century hermit Nicholas of Flüe, Switzerland's patron saint. (Keystone) Women in traditional costumes take part in the Corpus Christi procession in Appenzell in eastern Switzerland. (Keystone) The Corpus Christi procession often involves former members of the Pope's Swiss Guard, as here in Savièse, canton Valais. (pixsil) The Protestant Zurich Bible has recently been revised. The first edition was published in 1531 and was the first complete edition of the Bible in German. This latest revision required 23 years work. (Keystone) Protestant religious ceremonies are often less spectacular than those of their Catholic counterparts, as shown in the 1942 Swiss film "The shot from the pulpit." (RDB) What the Protestant churches lack in colour, they make up for with newsworthy events, such as the first gay church blessing in 1995. (Keystone) Ecumenism is a reality after centuries of religious conflicts: Reverend Samuel Lutz and Bishop Norbert Brunner at the recent opening of the Lötschberg rail tunnel. (Keystone) A monk stands in front of the Thai Buddhist temple in Gretzenbach, canton Solothurn. (RDB) The first Mormon temple in Europe opened in Bern in 1955. Young Mormon missionaries are still a common sight in Swiss cities. (RDB) The leader of the Fiat Lux sect Uriella at prayer in 1992. Switzerland is considered by many experts to be a paradise for sects. (RDB) Jews are only a small minority in the Swiss population, most of them living in cities like Geneva and Zurich where there are also some Jewish schools. (Keystone) Four Muslim women pray at the Bosnian culture centre in Zofingen, canton Aargau. Switzerland's two biggest mosques are in Geneva and Zurich. (Keystone) The first Sikh temple in Europe opened its doors in Langenthal not far from the capital Bern. (RDB) Since the 1980s when they began arriving as refugees in Switzerland, Sri Lankan Tamils have continued to practise their Hindu religion. This underground car park in Lausanne has been converted into a temple. (RDB) Different religions in Switzerland This content was published on August 24, 2007 4:07 PMAug 24, 2007 - 16:07 A snapshot of Swiss religious life. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!