"I Pray That They Find Peace"

2015. szeptember 11., tags: scottish mission, refugee ministry, Scottish Mission, Church of Scotland (CoS), refugee

The Rev Aaron Stevens, minister of St Columba's Church of Scotland in Budapest, Hungary, gives a powerful account of this summer's refugee crisis in the city and his church's efforts to help. 

WCRC Letter on the Refugee Crisis

2015. szeptember 09., tags: refugee ministry, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), refugee

The WCRC sent a letter to its member churches on the refugee crisis in Europe, referring also to the Hungarian situation.

Part V: The Story of Omer

2015. szeptember 07., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc), blog

This past May a group of American students and their teacher decided to do their missions trip in Budapest with the refugee mission of Reformed Mission Centre (RMK). During their stay, students became acquainted with several people and families and they learned about their ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee. Part V.

Part IV: The Stories of Adea and Hamida

2015. szeptember 07., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc), blog

This past May a group of American students and their teacher decided to do their missions trip in Budapest with the refugee mission of Reformed Mission Centre (RMK). During their stay, students became acquainted with several people and families and they learned about their ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee. Part IV.

Part III: The Story of Ali

2015. szeptember 07., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc), blog

This past May a group of American students and their teacher decided to do their missions trip in Budapest with the refugee mission of Reformed Mission Centre (RMK). During their stay, students became acquainted with several people and families and they learned about their ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee. Part III.

Part II: The Story of Wafa

2015. szeptember 07., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc), blog

This past May a group of American students and their teacher decided to do their missions trip in Budapest with the refugee mission of Reformed Mission Centre (RMK). During their stay, students became acquainted with several people and families and they learned about their ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee. Part II.

Part I: The Story of Abdul

2015. szeptember 07., tags: blog, reformed mission center (rmc), refugee ministry, refugee

This past May a group of American students and their teacher decided to do their missions trip in Budapest with the refugee mission of Reformed Mission Centre (RMK). During their stay, students became acquainted with several people and families and they learned about their ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee. Part I.

Blog Series on mission trip with the RCH Refugee Ministry

2015. szeptember 07., tags: refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc), blog, refugee

This past May a group of American students and their teacher decided to do their missions trip in Budapest with the refugee mission of Reformed Mission Centre (RMK). During their stay, students became acquainted with several people and families and they learned about their ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee.

The project of the Refugee Ministry for the 2015 Eurodiaconia Award

2015. szeptember 04., tags: refugee ministry, eurodiaconia, Eurodiaconia, refugee

The Refugee Ministry submitted its “Community centre for refugees and migrants in Budapest” program for the Eurodiaconia Award. The program has began on the 30st of April 2013 and ended in June 2015.

Genies and Other Refugees

2015. augusztus 19., tags: refugee, Reformed Mission Centre, refugee ministry, interview, reformed mission centre

Following the case of refugees from Kosovo getting stuck at Keleti Railway Station in Budapest and at the railway station in Győr, professionals working with refugees and those more deeply familiar with the Hungarian refugee situation got upset by the government’s communication criminalizing refugees. We talked with multi-awarded head of RCH Refugee Ministry Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy and the Mission’s project coordinator Balázs Acsai about the dangers of the new communication, the misconceptions about refugees and the Christian attitude towards the refugee question.

One hour

2015. július 22., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

There are people, who want to discriminate them, who want to misuse them and there are those people, who want to help them. So did the Hungarian Youth together with more volunteers from other countries in Europe and Middle East. They recently took part in a youth exchange program in Sicily  that studied the refugees’ situation.

The First 5 Things a Refugee Should Hear When Entering Your Church

2015. június 19., tags: refugee ministry, 5 things, refugee, world refugee day, scottish mission

For  about nine years now, I’ve been minister of a church dedicated to serving people from other countries.  I hope a few lessons I’ve learned can help your congregation show kindness to strangers.

Celebrating World Refugee Day

2015. június 17., tags: refugee ministry, world refugee day, refugee, scottish mission

For World Refugee Day 2015, the Refugee Ministry of the RCH is encouraging anyone available to join in the UNHCR Celebrations and events organised by the ministry. To mark this day we share Sophie’s story, a benefactor of the Refugee Ministry and featured in the poster stories for UNHCR.

Teach Overseas Closes its Doors after 33 Years

2014. október 03., tags: refugee, esi, refugee ministry, ESI, teach overseas

The Teach Overseas program has been sending native English speakers to Hungary for more than 20 years. Most recently this connection has been manifested through the organization’s relationship with the Refugee Ministry of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Learning Together

2014. szeptember 24., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc)

Maria Kojdecka came to Budapest from Warsaw as a volunteer with no real plan of where she would work. All she knew was that she wanted to teach and wanted an adventure. Within the first few weeks of arriving in Budapest, she found herself at the community center of the Reformed Church in Hungary’s Refugee Ministry.

Patience and Courage

2014. augusztus 01., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc)

“Hungarian people become angry quickly, but there are patient and kind ones too,” said Sally, the 10-year-old who came from Syria with her parents. After only a few years she had learned Hungarian so well that it is not even recognizable that her mother tongue is different. She learns a lot at the study hall of the Refugee Community Center in Budapest with other foreign young people.

Opening the Doors to Integration

2014. július 10., tags: reformed mission centre (rmc), refugee, refugee ministry

For those refugees and migrants settling in a new country, studying the language is the first step to integrating into society. But what do you do if there are no resources with which to learn?

God Loves the Refugee

2014. június 23., tags: refugee ministry, hungarian bible society, refugee, reformed mission center (rmc)

Abraham and Sarah, the newborn Jesus and the first Christians all experienced the compulsion to flee and the difficulties of integration, but all of them also knew the care of God. The Hungarian Bible Society and the Reformed Mission Centre have prepared a traveling exhibition that urges us to see the vulnerability of refugees and highlights our relations to them.

Beautiful Diversity

2014. január 08., tags: reformed mission centre (rmc), refugee ministry, interview, refugee, mission to the people

"Our mission is to provide a home to 'newcomers,' to help rebuild their lives in humanity and to give Christ's love to them," said Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy, the head of the Refugee Ministry of the Reformed Mission Center in Hungary who won the Equality Prize on the Day of Social Work. We asked Dóra about her job's attractiveness, its difficulties, and we discussed how Christmas can be celebrated together with others who have different cultural backgrounds.

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