Fréquence Protestante is the main protestant local radio
Until the law of 1981, which allowed them to broadcast, local radios led a secret existence.
In 1984, the Fédération Protestante de France handed over its permission to broadcast (which it had acquired in 1983), to the association called Fréquence Protestante ; it was given a licence allowing it to broadcast locally in the Ile-de-France, on condition that it worked together with the regional organization of the Église Réformée de France, the Lutheran evangelical Church in France and the Fédération des Églises évangéliques baptistes.
Fréquence Protestante had to work closely with the Churches and institutions, charitable associations and various religious movements which were all members of the Fédération Protestante de France and this is what they have always done. Fréquence Protestante shares its broadcasting time with Radio Notre Dame. It offers a wide variety of programmes, treating such subjects as theology, bible studies, ethics, as well as cultural themes such as literature, music, the arts, politics and science. Its aim is to give the protestant point of view on the main events taking place in society. It is also a radio where listeners can participate and discuss matters with pastors on live programmes. The recording studio used to be in the temple de la Rencontre, 17 rue des Petits Hôtels in Paris, but there was very little space – now it can be found at 1 rue Denis Poisson, in the same building as the Fondation Pasteur Eugène Bersier.
You can hear Fréquence Protestante within a 60 kilometres of the Eiffel Tower. It has about 10,000 listeners, so it is the main local protestant radio in France. It is also possible to listen to it via the Internet.
Frequency : 100.7 fm
- every day from 12 to 2.30 p.m. ;
- on Monday evenings from 8.30 p.m. to 2.30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings ;
- on Saturday afternoons and Saturday evenings until 5a.m. on Sunday mornings.
1 bis rue Denis Poisson - 75017 Paris
Many Protestant service organisations were created in the nineteenth century, and this for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, a very active compassion of all who were rejected by of a rapidly changing society that violently excluded those who could not adapt to it or were too old, too weak or too ill. But Protestants also wished to be identified in an area of work where the Roman Catholic Church traditionally played a prominent role.
The Pastor Eugène Bersier Foundation
The Foundation follows a long tradition of serving the inhabitants of western Paris and also French Protestantism. It is specialized in audio-visual techniques and supports Protestant associations in a wide range of spheres.
The Taizé community
This Protestant community was founded by Pastor Roger Schutz in 1944. It became an ecumenical meeting place for young people from all over the world who seek both meaning for their lives and a commitment.
The association was founded in 1939 to help displaced people and still continues to aid refugees from all over the world and to defend their rights.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, which was born and created in England, settled in France in 1881. Its aims were to evangelize and to provide the lower classes with social help.