Society

Diversity Religious recognition in Switzerland—a cantonal affair

A multicultural society is often a multi-religious one. How can Switzerland best manage its growing diversity and the frictions which can arise?

Spring parade Zurich’s traditional festival a stress test for horses

Could being made to ride through crowds and around a bonfire during Zurich's spring festival, Sechseläuten, constitute animal cruelty?

#WeAreSwissAbroad Martina Fuchs: a cultural diplomat at Chinese state TV

Polyglot journalist Martina Fuchs works for Chinese state television. But she says that China’s strict media censorship doesn’t affect her much.

Calendar controversy Time is money: why the Swiss switched calendars

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Catholics and Protestants in Switzerland fought, literally, for more than 200 years over the “correct” calendar.

Switzerland’s Multimillionaires Wealth seldom a result of hard work and innovation

Switzerland has the highest density of millionaires in the world. This is not something to be proud of, says one Swiss sociologist. 

UN drugs commission Swiss aim to shape international drug policy

Switzerland has been reappointed to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, the central drug policy-making body within the United Nations.