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Religion behind bars Prison imam fights Muslim radicalisation

One in three prisoners in Switzerland worship Allah. But only a few jails allow imams to visit. The regional jail in Bern is one of them.

Anti-radicalisation The imam who guides Muslims in Swiss prisons

Imam Mustafa Memeti has been counselling Muslim prisoners for nearly 25 years in several Swiss prisons.

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Nouvo Understanding Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims around the world and in Switzerland have to follow certain rules. This is what they do and why. 

Cast a spell A modern-day school for witches

There are said to be around 1,000 modern-day 'witches' living in Switzerland. One of them is Calluna from Kallnach, in canton Bern.

Tama's Tales Under suspicion

Tama meets her friend Mondher, who is Swiss with Tunisian roots. He tells how not looking Swiss has got him into trouble.

An’Nur, Winterthur Controversial Swiss mosque to shut down after Ramadan

The An’Nur mosque in Winterthur that has long been suspected of having links to radical Islamic movements will finally cease to exist because the ...

Anna Reinhart, Zwingli's wife ‘Nothing is more precious than love’

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Read how priest Huldrych Zwingli's marriage was seen as a powerful signal in the early years of the Reformation.

#WeAreSwissAbroad Jonathan Royce Hostettler: Overcoming many hurdles

Can one feel Swiss without ever having stepped foot in the country? Yes, if we take the example of the young American, Jonathan Royce Hostettler. ...

Heinrich Bullinger The challenges of marrying a nun during the Reformation

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The letter which was delivered to the Oetenbach convent on September 30, 1527, changed Anna Adlischwyler’s life for ever.

Religious Minorities Is the Swiss burka ban a tyranny of the majority?

In a direct democracy, does the banning of new minarets, burkas and the ritual slaughter of animals discriminate against religious minorities?