Switzerland: Religions’ council aims to defend Swiss values

The president of the Swiss Council of Religions, which was set up last year, says interreligous dialogue is more necessary now than ever. Thomas Wipf gave an interview to swissinfo in the context of a new dossier on the changing face of religion in Switzerland, which was launched on Monday. But Wipf says the principles of human dignity, religious freedom and the separation of church and state must not be compromised by the growth of some faiths. Wipf, who is also president of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, believes the council can help preserve religious peace in Switzerland in an evolving religious landscape.

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