Peacemaker from Pakistan visits Hungary

2020. február 27., tags: middle east, pakistan, Middle East

Eric Sarwar, Presbyterian minister and church musician from Pakistan, serving as a musical peacemaker in an Islamic context will be visiting our Church in the coming days to deepen relationship.

Environmental Policy in Hungary

2020. február 24., tags: eco-congregation, eco-congregation movement, European Christian Environmental Network

Under the title “Care for Creation - The New Conservative Environmental Policy in Hungary”, Tamás Kodácsy, Head of the Eco-Congregation Council of RCH offered a reflection and evaluation from the Churches’ point of view, first published on the website of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN).

Jesus Wants to Purify Our Hearts

2020. február 22., tags: roma ministry, Roma, roma, róma

The reformed Great Church in Debrecen hosted the 5th annual Protestant Roma Mission Conference where more than 1500 participants, mostly Roma, discussed, worshiped and prayed together under the biblical motto of the day: „Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51,10)

Let's do the work of love!

2020. február 20., tags: bishop

Bishop István Szabó, ministerial president of the Synod of RCH preached at the ecumenical prayer before the start of the spring session of the National Assembly. He reminded Members of the Parliament to do the work of love.

Students' Solidarity with Syria

2020. február 18., tags: armenian evangelical community in syria, syria, Middle East, rch, education, middle east, campaign

Students’ Donation Campaign for Syrian schools hits 10-years High in history of the Reformed Educational Fund in the Carpathian Basin. Students and teachers of Hungarian reformed schools raised more than 60 000 USD for the renovation of Syrian evangelical schools.

Toward a World of Neighbours

2020. február 14., tags: migration, church of sweden, world of neighbours, refugee

The ecumenical journey toward a joint vison for Europe continues. RCH representatives joined the workshop on the invitation of Church of Sweden that brought together 70 representatives from various churches, ecumenical organisations, religious communities and civil organisations from across Europe in Malmö between 27 and 30 January.

Demolishing the wall of silence

2020. február 11., tags: religious freedom, azbej tristan

“The government’s goal is to demolish the wall of silence surrounding persecuted Christians”, State Secretary Tristan Azbej declared in Washington after the annual National Prayer Breakfast. The State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians and the Implementation of the Hungary Helps Program highlighted the commitment of the Hungarian government for religious freedom.

Commemoration is Not Closure

2020. február 10., tags: trianon 100, ablonczy balázs, rch, trianon, interview, peace treaty of Versailles

At the start of the “Year of National Unity” in Hungary, we sat down to talk to historian Balázs Ablonczy, head of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Lendület (Momentum) Research Group called Trianon 100, about the trauma of Trianon: facts and fallacies, as well as the ever-recurring question of “what if”.

Radical Hospitality

2020. február 03., tags: refugee, refugee highway partnership, refugee ministry

RCH delegation of 5 volunteers and students participates at the 18th Annual European Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable which is taking place in Malmö between 3 and 7 February.

Justice for Roma

2020. február 01., tags: roma ministry, churches commission for migrants in europe (ccme)

Under the title “Justice for Roma and Sinti – a challenge for churches” Churches´ Commission for Migrants in Europe will organize a conference in cooperation with the Reformed Church in Hungary to be held on 9–11 March 2020 in Budapest. The objective of the meeting in the Synod Building of RCH is to encorage churches across Europe to address the social and political challenges together, take a stance together with Roma and Sinti, cooperate in the field of advocacy, sensitisation and social support and exchange best practices.

Brexit Inspires Solidarity

2020. január 31., tags: Church of Scotland (CoS), brexit

31st January 2020 marks the date when the UK leaves the EU. RCH joins churches and ecumenical organisations stating that church unity, fellowship and mutual solidarity remains.

Churches-EU Dialogue in Croatia

2020. január 25., tags: croatia, conference of european churches (cec), reformed christian calvinist church in croatia(rcccc)

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Zagreb on Monday, 20 January 2020 with Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia to exchange on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council, which started on 1 January 2020. Péter Szenn, Bishop of the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia, was among the participants on the invitation of CEC.

Warm Homes in Cold Times

2020. január 16., tags: firewood, Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA), hungarian reformed church aid (hrca), hungarian reformed church aid (HRCA), Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (hrca), evangelical church in Rhineland

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) helps people in deep poverty to keep their homes warm in the cold season. HRCA started the firewood project to save lives. The project is also supported by the Evangelical Church in Rhineland.

Professor of UCLA at Károli University

2020. január 09., tags: károli gáspár university, Károli Gáspár University, interview

Lee Beaudoen, PhD. Graduate of a top ten U.S. University, The University of California, Los Angeles, teaches at Károli Gáspár Reformed University of the Reformed Church in Hungary for the academic year 2019-20. Interview by Dr. Miklós Sárközy, Iranologist, Professor of History.

School for Christmas

2020. január 07., tags: armenian evangelical community in syria, syria, Middle East, middle east, campaign, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

The students and teachers at the Damascus school of our Armenian partner church awaited Christmas under a roof in need of repairs, in dilapidated classrooms with inadequate heating. This matters because education is of key significance when it comes to the peaceful coexistence of various groups and religions in the Middle East. Our on-the-scene reporting covers the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising by the Reformed Educational Fund in the Carpathian Basin.

Communique

2019. december 18., tags: General Convent, Hungarian Reformed Church (hrc), croatia, reformed christian (calvinist) church in croatia (rcccc), hungarian reformed church (hrc), general convent

Communique issued by the Presidium of the General Convent about the issue of the legal representation of the Hungarian Reformed community, with a special focus on Croatia and Serbia.

Solidarity amidst Christmas Crowds

2019. december 16., tags: refugee, Christmas, christmas, refugee miistry

For a couple of days, refugee women will be in the centre of attention at a Christmas market in the city centre of Budapest, at the booth of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid. Zero-waste bags, handmade jewellery and home-made sweets are awaiting the visitors of the Christmas fair.

A Textbook Case of Love

2019. december 16., tags: roma ministry, Christmas, christmas, interview

The corridors of the primary school in Göncruszka are covered in lights. The teachers and the children are preparing for Christmas together, where even the sport hall is decorated with the text of the Lord’s Prayer.

Christmas Starts Here

2019. december 16., tags: christmas, communication campaign, Christmas

In December, there is a lot of light, sparkle around us and it feels like a fairytale. But what is Christmas really about? What is our Advent like? The RCH Christmas video and communication campaign wishes to remind ourselves of these questions.

Serving and Learning in Community

2019. december 11., tags: Calvin College, calvin college, partnership, youth

This semester RCH welcomed students from the Cavin Unversity at its various ministries. One of them, Avery Gill shares her reflection on her time in Hungary.

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We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.