Faith for Peace and Reconciliation

2018. október 11., tags: union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), joseph kassab, Middle East, rch, middle east, harout selimian, hungarian government

A public lecture organized by the Hungarian State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians was held at KRE with guest lecturers, Rev. Joseph Kassab and Rev. Haroutune Selimian, two church leaders from Syria. The State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians announced officially that the Hungarian Government is going to support the two Churches, NESSL and UAECNE with 2 million euros this year.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received leaders of Syrian Reformed Churches

2018. október 09., tags: Middle East, national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), hungarian government, prime minister, middle east, rch, syria

On Tuesday in the Parliament Building Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received the leaders of the Syrian Reformed Churches, Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and Haroutune George Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community of Syria.

A Light of Hope and Peace

2018. április 19., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), Middle East, middle east, rch, partnership

WCRC President, Rev. Najla Kassab visited Hungary for the first time to attend the WCRC Europe Area Council meeting. During her stay in Hungary, Rev. Kassab attended various meetings and met with officials of the government, as well as leadership of the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC).

Meeting of the Council of WCRC Europe

2018. április 17., tags: rch, europe, wolrd communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Europe gathered for its annual meeting to conclude certain projects and gain direction for ongoing and future programs. Highlights of the meeting included the President’s report, the report of the Task Force on Migration and Refugees, and the election of the new Steering Committee of the Council.

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.

The City of Reformation

2016. december 15., tags: reformation jubilee, debrecen, city of reformation, Debrecen, rch, reformation

As 2017 comes closer, the RCH and the Hungarian city of Debrecen prepare for Reformation celebrations. Debrecen has been chosen as a City of Reformation for the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation and is busy preparing festivities for the coming year. The RCH is also preparing to celebrate the 450-year anniversary of the Hungarian Reformed Church in 2017, one that will tie into Reformation celebrations in Hungary.

Connection and Community

2016. október 14., tags: rch, Scottish Mission, 175, anniversary, scottish mission

The Scottish Mission in Budapest recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and members of the RCH and the Church of Scotland participated in the Jubilee. A delegation from Scotland traveled to Budapest to join in the festivities and even stayed for the following week to tour the city and see the church’s historic connections. 

The Church of Scotland Made Me

2016. szeptember 13., tags: rch, Scottish Mission, anniversary, interview, 175, scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Bertalan Tamás, former Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation. Rev Tamás was the Minister at the Mission from 1976 until 2005, a time filled with uncertainty, community building, and interfaith relations. 

A Practical Faith

2016. augusztus 08., tags: rch, Scottish Mission, anniversary, interview, 175, scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Ken MacKenzie, former Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation. Rev Mackenzie was the Minister at the Mission from 2000 until 2005, a time when church membership grew and the congregation made an intentional effort to reach out and build relationships with refugees in their midst. 

A Family of Faith

2016. július 29., tags: 175, interview, anniversary, Scottish Mission, rch, scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev. Njeri Wagana Hughes, current Associate Minister at the Mission, to hear about her time in the congregation. Rev Wagana Hughes has been the Associate Minister at the Mission since 2015, though she has been a part of the community there since 2006.

Faithful in our Calling

2016. július 11., tags: 175, interview, anniversary, Scottish Mission, rch, scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Zoltán Tarr, former Associate Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation. Rev Tarr was the Associate Minister at the Mission from 2001 until 2005, a time when helping those seeking refugee was in delicate balance with also serving the ex-pat population in the city.

Determined to Serve in Budapest

2016. június 27., tags: 175, interview, anniversary, Scottish Mission, rch, scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH speaks with Rev Susan Cowell, former Associate Minister at the Mission, to hear about her time in the congregation. Rev Cowell served in Budapest from 1994 until 1998 and is now serving at Kirkton Church in Carluke.

Building God’s Kingdom on the Margins

2016. június 09., tags: Scottish Mission, anniversary, interview, 175, rch, scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH talks with Rev Dr. Ottó Pecsuk, former Associate Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation. Rev Dr. Pecsuk was the Associate Minister at the Mission from 2005 until 2009, a time when reaching out to those on the fringes of society was vital. 

We are the Church That Won’t Draw Lines

2016. május 21., tags: rch, Scottish Mission, anniversary, interview, 175, Church of Scotland (CoS), scottish mission

In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the Scottish Mission in Budapest, the RCH speaks with Rev Aaron Stevens, current Minister at the Mission, to hear about his time in the congregation. Rev Stevens initially came to the Scottish Mission as a young man teaching English abroad, but before he knew it, his ties to Budapest became greater and greater. He is now entering his 10th year as Minister here and he shares his memories of service and calling with us as a reminder that sometimes the church is called to do extraordinary things. 

People Are Not the Religion

2016. február 01., tags: refugee, rch, refugee ministry, interview

Elif and Sema, two Turkish women studying for their Masters at Károli for the semester, sit down to talk with the RCH about their interest in religion and Muslim-Christian relations. These women come from a Muslim background and studied in Budapest in order to gain firsthand experience with Christian communities here as they study various components of religion, both academically and philisophically. 

American Students Reflect on Their Transformative Time in Hungary

2016. január 20., tags: calvin college, scottish mission, rch, Scottish Mission, partnership, Calvin College, Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Church of Scotland (CoS)

Each year since 1997, a group of students from Calvin College, a reformed Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, comes to Hungary for a semester abroad at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. The students immerse themselves in Hungarian life and studies, while being transformed through vital service learning placements. 

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Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

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