Transylvanian Reformed Church District Denied Restitution of Székely Mikó High School

2018. december 06., tags: székely miko high school, miko, reformed church in romania, székely mikó high school, románia, transylvanian reformed church district, rch, romania, Romania, Transylvanian Reformed Church District

Six years ago, the Reformed high school was renationalized by the Romanian state, after which the Transylvanian Reformed Church District appealed to the Romanian Supreme Court. On 22 November 2018, the Court rejected the appeal to rightfully reclaim the school.

Let Us Open the Church’s Kitchen!

2018. december 05., tags: diaconia

One of the Country’s most modern kitchens and day-care for people living with disabilities is moving in January 2019 to a new building that was built from a contribution from the Reformed Church in Hungary, without foreign or government support, out of their own resources in Baja. Six hundred meals are made, daily, in the kitchen, and given to those who are sick, homeless and/or disabled. The day-care for people with disabilities provides for forty young people who cannot attend school anymore. All of this is a service which is not self-serving, but is for the glory of God was emphasized at the opening ceremony.

RCH journeys with PCT

2018. december 01., tags: Taiwan Ecumenical Forum, Presbyterian Church of Taiwan

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, long-standing partner of RCH, issued a prophetic call to journey together in pursuit of justice and peace for Taiwan and the Asia Pacific. RCH echoed the call positively.

Together in Hope and Witness

2018. november 26., tags: conference of european churches (cec)

CEC Governing Board met in Brussels. Zsuzsanna Répás, member of the board on behalf of the Hungarian Reformed Churches was also in attendance. As usual, the board took the opportunity to respond to important events and crises in the world and issued three public issues statements as a result.

HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

2018. november 26., tags: refugee ministry, Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (hrca), kalunba, hungarian reformed church aid (HRCA), hungarian reformed church aid (hrca), Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA), refugee

A few Saturdays ago, on 17 November, Kalunba Social Services Ltd. hosted doctors from the emergency medical team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) and offered free health check for Kalunba beneficiaries.

Staying True amidst Changing Context

2018. november 23., tags: partnership, synod, dutch reformed church (drc), Synod

The General Secretary of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC), Gustav Claassen visited Hungary, in his speech at the Synod he emphasized: similarly to the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) DRC is also continuously trying to find the answer to the question of what it means to stay true to the Reformed confessional basis amidst changing contexts. The South African church leader mentioned three practical examples.

Head of RCH Diaconal Office awarded

2018. november 20., tags: diaconia

In celebration of International Day for Older Persons, the Minister of Human Capacities awarded prizes in Pesti Vigadó, honoring the help given to older persons by individuals and municipalities. On 9October, Rev. András Besztercey, head of the Diaconal Office of the Reformed Church in Hungary, was also recognized.

Strengthening Inter-Congregational Solidarity

2018. november 19., tags: interview

Deputy Lay President Sándor Veres has been elected to be the new Lay President of the Danubian Reformed Church District. The election was called due to the death of the former Lay President, László Tőkéczki. Sándor Veres feels that while he is grateful for the support he has received, he will have some big shoes to fill. His goal in his work is to strengthen solidarity among congregations

Former Bishop of Transylvanian Church District passes away

2018. november 14., tags: reformed church in romania, Transylvanian Reformed Church District, transylvanian reformed church district

Rev. Géza Pap, former Bishop of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District, suddenly passed away on 13 November 2018.

Cherish the Church

2018. november 13., tags:

On the last Sunday of October, Reformed congregations collect offerings for a seeded cause following the decision of the Synod. The selected congregation for 2018 is the Reformed Congregation in Kesznyéten, where the church has been in a non-usable condition for ten years. The offerings will go towards restoring the church so that the congregation may celebrate Sunday worship there again.

The History of Reformation in Hungary

2018. november 12., tags: reformation

Nicholas T. Parsons provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the history of the Reformation in Hungary. He reflects on the exhibition, “Grammar and Grace,” that was temporarily held in the Hungarian National Museum in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

The Year of Thanksgiving at Károli University

2018. november 08., tags: interview, Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Karoli Gáspár Reformed University

“We would like to train professionals for our county and our nation whose value systems and readiness to help are a reflection of the teachings of Jesus,” emphasized Rev. Péter Balla, Professor of Theology. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the University, the Rector of Károli Gáspár University of the RCH was interviewed.

WCRC Condemns Abduction of Children in Cameroon

2018. november 07., tags: rch, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

On Sunday, 4 November, nearly 80 children and three staff members were kidnapped from Presbyterian School Bamenda by armed men in northwest Cameroon. This was the second kidnapping of students within the week.

Starpoint 2019

2018. október 30., tags: starpoint, starpoint reformed youth festival, youth mission, Starpoint

The 2019 Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival will be held on 23-27 July in Debrecen, focusing on the theme "Unity".

Ecumenical Project in Hungary wins RJA

2018. október 25., tags: eco congregation, eco, european christian enviromental network (ecen)

Plant Native Fruit Trees in Church Gardens is an ecumenical project of churches in Hungary encouraging nature conservation and biodiversity protection. The project was awarded the 2018 Roman Juriga Award, in particular, for its innovative and ecumenical character.

Growing Partnership in the Middle East

2018. október 24., tags: partership visit, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), partnership, rch, Middle East, syria, armenian evangelical community in syria, middle east

Through many years of mutual collaboration, the partnership of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Reformed churches in the Middle East only grows stronger. A highlight of this long-standing partnership is the recent visit of Syrian church leaders to discuss opportunities of further cooperation.

Empowering Communities in Ukraine

2018. október 24., tags: ukraine, HEKS, Ukraine, reformed church in transcarpathia, diaconal coordination center, heks

International visitors recently travelled to Transcarpathia, Ukraine, with members of the RCH, to attend a consultation initiated by the Swiss Reformed Church Aid HEKS and hosted by the Diaconal Coordination Center (DCO) of the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia (RCT). On 22-25 October, the group was able to see what the Church is doing in the area and the group was also able to show support for the projects done in mutual cooperation with HEKS and other international partners.

Stop Hotspot Approach, Create Safe Passages

2018. október 23., tags: kalunba, refugee ministry, ccme

Church asylum experts gathered in Athens to look critically at current European Asylum policies. Senior staff members of RCH’s refugee integration ministry were in attendance, including Dóra Kanizsai, head of the Ministry and vice-moderator of CCME.  

Suffering Gave Us Purpose

2018. október 19., tags: joseph kassab, national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), harout selimian, middle east, interview, Middle East, syria

Does a pastor think about running away when war breaks out? Does your religion matter at the market in Aleppo? How did suffering and the past change the members of the Reformed Churches in Syria and how do they see their future? Among others these were the topics Rev. Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and Rev. Haroutune Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria talked about during their visit to Hungary. This time, their reporters were Rev. Aaron Stevens and the participants of the panel discussion of the Scottish Mission in Budapest on Tuesday 11th October.

A Future with Hope

2018. október 16., tags: european christian enviromental network (ecen)

The 12th Assembly of ECEN met from 6-10 October 2018 under the heading ‘On the way to economic and ecological justice’ in Katowice (Poland), hosting 85 participants from 22 countries of Europe and overseas. RCH was represented by Boglárka Szűcs, coordinator of the Eco-congregation movement of RCH.

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