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Toblerone Halal label on Swiss chocolate sparks controversy

Some consumers in Switzerland and abroad have been questioning the halal label on Toblerone chocolate bars. Although certified as halal in April, ...

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#WeAreSwissAbroad – François Schwalb ‘Being Swiss is an essential part of my identity’

Even as a child, François Schwalb, who was born in South Africa, was interested in his father’s homeland.

In the name of the mother A feminist version of the Bible

Twenty female theologians have published a feminist version of the Bible - a reinterpretation for the 21st century. It provides a commentary on ...

The 'Santons' come marching in A Swiss nativity scene with a French touch

Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child are joined by common folk in a priceless nativity scene on show in northern Switzerland.

Fahr Convent A day in the life of a Swiss nun

Just 20 nuns still live in Fahr Convent. But their future is uncertain, as they can’t find any new members.

diplomacy Swiss President meets the Pope in the Vatican

Alain Berset was in Rome for bilateral discussions touching on peacebuilding, human rights, and the Pope’s personal retinue – the Swiss Guards.

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The Sounds of... Churches face an uncertain future

A visit to a Swiss cathedral reveals how one religious community practises its faith even as more people turn away from the church.

Day of the dead When death is celebrated

Together, Mexican expats and the Swiss prepare offerings to the deceased in several parts of Switzerland.

Laid to rest ‘Livable’ Swiss cemetery caters to all faiths

The Bremgarten cemetery in Bern is one of few in Switzerland offering people of diverse world religions and belief systems a final resting place.

pioneers When women pastors first ascended the pulpit

In 1918, two women were ordained as pastors in Switzerland. A historic step at the time, the sight of female pastors has since become common.

mental health Switzerland catching up with demand for Muslim pastoral care

As Switzerland’s population becomes more diverse, the demand for relevant pastoral care is growing. But the country still has some catching up to do.

'Wolkenbruch' film An Orthodox Jew who breaks the rules

Screenwriter Thomas Meyer and director Michael Steiner talk about their comedy, "Wolkenbruch", working in Yiddish and keeping things authentic.

Comment storm ‘Excellent’ or ‘bigoted’? Readers react to St Gallen burka ban

Voters in canton St Gallen banned face coverings in public and comments from readers flooded in. Here’s a representative selection.