Cursillo started in Switzerland in 1982, in English at Geneva. They were launched by U.S. cursillistas from Peoria, Illinois, USA. The first cursillo in French took place in Geneva in 1991 with the help of the English Cursillo. In the Geneva area, 90 Cursillo weekends have been offered since the first one in 1982. And there are more than 1000 christian men or women of various denominations who have made the experience of a Cursillo weekend and of its invitation to an ecumenical walk in the last 30 years.
There is a Catholic Cursillo Movement in Switzerland, but in German. It began in 1994 in Einsiedeln (near Zurich), with the support of cursillistas coming from the diocese of Freiburg (Germany).
Those cursillos, in English and in French, are co-ed and interdenominational. They are not under the sponsorship of a Catholic bishop, but are jointly led by a Protestant minister (currently Jeff Berkheiser) and a Catholic priest (now Louis Christiaens, Jesuit).
Secretariat: Geneva Cursillo, St. John XXIII Parish, rue de Montbrillant 57, 1212 Geneva
Deputy Lay Director: Pierre Anglays Angleyspx@gmail.com
To learn more about the English-speaking ecumenical Cursillo in Geneva :
Geneva Cursillo Community (En)
To learn more about the French-speaking ecumenical Cursillo in Geneva :
Cursillo oecuménique de l'arc lémanique (fr)