Solidarity with Minorities

2018. február 16., tags: solidarity, rch, Solidarity, reformed church in transylvania, reformed church in Transylvania, hungarian reformed church

For us, it is only a signature, but for them the Minority Safe Pack European Citizen's Initiative is a real hope. The Presidium of the Reformed Church in Hungary encourages its European partner churches to join this initiative.

Celebrating the Week of Marriage

2018. február 16., tags: week of marriage

This week, we celebrate the 11th year of the Week of Marriage. A variety of programs and festivities are taking place every day this week, all over the world, in celebration and encouragement of marriage and family. These celebrations are a reminder to take a moment from our busy lives to remind our lovers and family members how much we love them.

The Widow’s Offering

2018. február 13., tags: reformed church in subcarpathia, refugee, interview, middle east, rch, Middle East

“We are doing everything in our power to ensure that Christianity does not disappear from its cradle of two thousand years,” said Tristan Azbej, Deputy State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, when interviewed by reformatus.hu, adding that they are also seeking ways to enable Syrian Protestants to stay in their homeland.

CTS group visiting Central Europe

2018. február 01., tags: Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS), partnership, columbia theological seminary (cts)

On 11 January 2018, a student group from Columbia Theological Seminary visited the Synod Office. The group was introduced to the various ministries of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Hungarian-Korean Theological Conference in Sárospatak

2018. január 30., tags: partnership

The Hungarian-Korean Reformed Theological Forum held its third conference between 8-12 January 2018 in Sárospatak, Hungary.

The Broken but Repaired Mug

2018. január 26., tags: reformation, interview, reformation jubilee

A seemingly ordinary couple, but there is something extraordinary about them. They both belong to two different realms: natural sciences and theology. The guests of the ‘Faces of Reformation’ series were Tamás Kodácsy and his wife, Eszter Kodácsy-Simon.

Dreams Do Come True

2018. január 25., tags: roma ministry, Roma Collegium

Special Meeting of the Christian Roma Collegium Network took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the 20th of January, where former and current students of the RCH's instituions were present as well.

In Celebration of Edict of Torda

2018. január 25., tags: general convent, transylvanian reformed church district, királyhágómellék reformed church district, hungarian reformed church (hrc), Transylvanian Reformed Church District, Királyhágómellék Reformed Church District, ecumenism, General Convent

13 January 2018 marked the 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda, an unprecedented first step towards religious tolerance and denominational diversity. In celebration of the Anniversary, leaders of the Transylvanian Saxon and Hungarian Evangelical-Lutheran, Reformed and Unitarian churches wrote a proposal to the Parliaments to declare the 13th of January a day to honor religious freedom.

Hungarian officials visit CEC, strengthen partnerships

2018. január 24., tags: conference of european churches (cec)

On 23 January, Peter Heltai, Ambassador at Large of Hungary Helps Initiative and György Nandasi, Advisor to György Hölvényi MEP, European Parliament, visited the CEC office in Brussels.

Scholarship for Syrian School Kids

2018. január 23., tags: syria, rch, partnership, middle east, Middle East

RCH continues in partnership with HEKS/EPER to support the work of Reformed churches in the Middle East.

Statement on Parliamentary Elections

2018. január 18., tags: statement, elections

RCH Presidium encourages for participation and self-moderation during the campaign season toward the day of the national elecetion.

Looking Back at 2017

2018. január 15., tags: partnership

As we welcome the New Year 2018, we reflect on the events of 2017 and give thanks for the things that happened within the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Hungarian elderly help refugees find new purpose

2018. január 08., tags: refugee ministry

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in ‘sceptical’ Hungary.

Five hundred hugs

2017. december 21., tags: reformation

In October a delegation of young children sweetened the day of all the church leaders and colleagues in the Bishop's office.

To Give a Year of Your Life

2017. december 21., tags: voluntary diaconal year centre, volunteering, interview

The time that young people spend in European countries or in Hungarian communities beyond Hungarian borders transforms them. With their experience not just the young people but their congregations and even the whole Reformed Church is enriched. Twenty years ago the Diaconal Year program started with eleven people in Hungary, and now there are 1300 young people taking part. We asked Rev. Emese Závodi, the program coordinator and a reformed pastor about the details.

The Workers of Reciprocity

2017. december 21., tags: Ecumenical Diaconal Year Network (edyn), volunteering

Former volunteers and European partners celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the existence of The Voluntary Diaconal Year in Hungary (ÖDE) on November 8th in Budapest. In a celebratory volume published for the anniversary, volunteers, staff members, and mentors write about how the volunteer service has changed them over the last twenty years. 

Solidarity Visit to Syria and Lebanon

2017. december 20., tags: solidarity, Solidarity

After several months of planning, on the 4th of December 2017, an eight-strong delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) left for Lebanon and Syria to express our solidarity and show our support to our borthers and sisters in the Middle East.

Serving to Learn in Budapest and Beyond

2017. december 15., tags: calvin college, Calvin College, service learning

Karoli Gaspar University has once more welcomes a group of students from Calvin College.

In Solidarity with Syria

2017. december 14., tags: syria, partnership, middle east, Middle East, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

A delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary recently paid a solidarity visit to Reformed Churches in Lebanon and Syria. Read the reflection from Diana Erdélyi, member of the delegation and RCH ecumenical secretary.

I Stand by You

2017. december 14., tags: roma ministry, church of scotland (cofs), Church of Scotland (CofS), Church of Scotland (cofs), human trafficking

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