Finding my religion A man prays while grenadiers in historical costumes pass by during the Catholic Corpus Christi holiday procession in Kippel, canton Valais. (Keystone) 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) Keystone Women in traditional costumes take part in the Corpus Christi procession in Appenzell in eastern Switzerland. (Keystone) Keystone The Corpus Christi procession often involves former members of the Pope's Swiss Guard, as here in Savièse, canton Valais. (pixsil) Keystone 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) 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) 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) 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) Keystone A monk stands in front of the Thai Buddhist temple in Gretzenbach, canton Solothurn. (RDB) Keystone The first Mormon temple in Europe opened in Bern in 1955. Young Mormon missionaries are still a common sight in Swiss cities. (RDB) Keystone 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) Keystone 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) 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) Keystone The first Sikh temple in Europe opened its doors in Langenthal not far from the capital Bern. (RDB) Keystone 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) RDB A snapshot of Swiss religious life. This content was published on August 24, 2007 - 16:07 August 24, 2007 - 16:07 Other languages: 9 Deutsch (de) Zur eigenen Religion finden Español (es) A cada quien su religión Português (pt) A cada um sua religião 中文 (zh) 各有各的信仰 عربي (ar) تـعـدُّديـة ديـنـيـةٌ Français (fr) A chacun sa religion Pусский (ru) В чем твоя вера? 日本語 (ja) スイスにあるさまざまな宗教 Italiano (it) A ognuno la sua religione Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.