COMMUNIQUÉ ON CIMS To whom it may concern2012. június 27., szerda
The Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies has to close its door. Please read below the announcement of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.
The Leadership of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE) announces with regret that due to the major changes in higher education in Hungary, and as part of its restructuring process has found it necessary to close down the Central and Eastern European Institute for Mission Studies (CIMS), and to reorganize its function within the University. The Senate of the University made a formal decision on June 22, which will take effect on July 1, 2012.
KRE is grateful for the work and service of CIMS and especially to its director Dr. Anne-Marie Kool. CIMS in its 6 years of existence within KRE has added an internationally recognised value to the work of the University by high standard education and conferences on Missiology. The University is dedicated to carry on the projects and programs of CIMS within its Faculty of Theology. The Theological Faculty of the Károli University will review and manage the agreements, on-going projects and any planned future actions of CIMS. However, striking the balance between existing resources and duties/obligations is a primary task now. The University is devoted to continue the contacts with the partners of CIMS and hopes to work for furthering the cause of Missiology in fellowship with our partners abroad.
The Leadership of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
Budapest, 26th June, 2012
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Documents and Reports
Keith Kraft, a United Church of Christ pastor from Mobridge, South Dakota (USA), arrived last week with his wife Debbie to serve at a summer camp for Roma children alongside Attila and Livia Tomes from the Reformed Roma Center in Csonkapapi, Ukraine.
The flood has passed the upper parts of the Danube in Hungary, but those living within reach of the water cannot rest yet: embankments may not be able withstand the long-term weight, and with the flood gone, sandbags become hazardous waste that need to be pulled down, thus volunteers still have work to do.
Nicolaus Schneider, president of the Evangelical Church in Germany received an honorary doctorate Tuesday from Károli Gáspár University of the RCH alongside German literature professor August Stahl and English history professor Martyn Charles Rady.
Anticipation is high on the Danube, because in the past 50 years its water has never been as high as it is right now. Estimations say the crest will reach Budapest on Thursday, but the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is already making preparations against the flooding.
The Conference of European Churches is counting down the days until its General Assembly, which will take place in Budapest on 3-8 July. Member churches will gather in Hungary's capitol to discuss CEC's role, mission and vision in a changing Europe.