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Cultural differences Swiss Jews explain Switzerland to Orthodox tourists

In order to avoid cultural misunderstandings, this summer Swiss Jews went to mountain resorts to mediate between locals and Orthodox visitors.

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International Geneva Launch of Geneva foundation to promote ethics in digital world

Geneva is set to host a new foundation to oversee the “Swiss Digital Initiative” aimed at promoting ethical standards in the digital world.

This content was published on September 2, 2019 8:19 PM

reformation revenue Rare document signed by Calvin returned to Geneva

An original document signed by Swiss reformer John Calvin and dating from 1552 has been returned to the canton of Geneva.

This content was published on August 21, 2019 9:43 PM

#SWIonTour What does an honorary consul do?

Meet the man bridging the distance between Switzerland and its people in Colorado, USA.

Unsustainability Natural resources depleted for 2019

If everyone lived like the Swiss we would need about three planets to cover the demand for natural resources.

This content was published on July 28, 2019 2:52 PM

Problem groups How to rescue a loved one from a sect

Are you worried that someone you know is drifting away after joining a sect? Swiss helpline Infosekta answers some of our readers’ questions.

Legal question Mosque dome challenge may test Swiss minaret ban

A Bern politician looks set to test Switzerland’s decade-long ban on the construction of minarets by objecting to a dome that is planned for a ...

This content was published on June 20, 2019 5:06 PM

Macabre photo shoot Why there are decorated saints in Swiss churches

Dressed up skeletons abound in Swiss churches - who were they and where do they come from?

Trouble recruiting An uncertain future for Swiss soldiers guarding the Pope

Every May, a new batch of young Swiss Roman Catholic soldiers swears allegiance to the Pope. In recent years their numbers have been dwindling.

UNESCO nominated Thousands watch historic Easter Mendrisio processions

Crowds have been watching the Easter processions in Mendrisio, a practice nominated for inclusion on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.

This content was published on April 19, 2019 11:47 AM

Swiss religious Traditions The medieval Easter ceremony where women weep silently

Veiled women in black mourn the death of Christ in a traditional Good Friday ceremony in the medieval town of Romont.

Losing a landmark How would Switzerland rebuild a national treasure like Notre-Dame?

For many Swiss, the fiery devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral sparks another memory – that of Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge in flames.