Migration & Integration

Interactive Map of the MEOS Centre for Asylum and Migration

Map with Asylum Centres and Christian Support Offers A service of the MEOS Centre for Asylum and Migration. Because there are asylum-seekers housed in every Swiss community, the map does not display that in great detail, otherwise the map would be too cluttered.   Legend: - Yellow house: Government reception and processing centre/under government supervision - Yellow sign: Transit centre - Yellow pin: Emergency accommodations - Yellow marker: Asylum housing - Blue pin: Christian support ...

 

Colorful Islands in the Church Landscape

There are hundreds of migrant churches in Switzerland. Immigrants seem to prefer to start a new church instead of attending existing Swiss ...

 

A Cultural Festival for a Common God

Colors of Worship was the motto under which around 350 immigrants and Swiss Christians met for a colorful festival last Saturday in Zurich. "Although we come from so many different nations, we have one thing in common: our God!" The singer of the Latino praise group couldn't have stated the theme of the event better. The AGiK Celebration has one main purpose: To let others experience what it's like when Christians from all over the world, with very different characters ...

 

Opinions on and from the AGiK Event "Colors of Worship"

"I have been living in Switzerland for the last 18 years. It has become my second home. God means everything to me and it is important for me to be able to worship Him in church in my own language, the language with which I got to know Him. There are many churches, but they are often empty. I wish that here in Switzerland, more people would start going to church again." Guerda Schlatter do Nascimento from Brazil (30), Greifensee ZH "I've only been in Switzerland since ...

 

Muslims are more religious through instruction

A large minority of young western Europeans have no religious instruction. Many have no particular faith. A survey in France, Spain and Great Britain showed striking differences between domestic and immigrant Muslims. What is more significant than the survey results about discrimination and readiness for violence which were picked up by the media are the statements on their religiousness. In France, Spain and Great Britain, 400 Muslim ...