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swissinfo and Switzerland’s changing religious landscape

swissinfo/Swiss Radio International (SRI) takes a closer look at Switzerland's changing religious landscape. Starting today, a special dossier in English can be accessed providing a snapshot of faith in Switzerland in the 21st century.

Bern, 4 September 2007

Fewer and fewer people adhere to organised religion in the western world. Switzerland is no exception, with a rising number claiming to have no religious affiliation. But although church attendance is falling, religion has become a factor ahead of the federal elections, especially with an increasingly large and more visible Muslim population. swissinfo’s special dossier shows how the churches are adapting to changes in Swiss society.

Scott Capper
English Department
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