A World of Neighbours

2019. november 15., tags: refugee ministry, refugee mniistry, refugee

Through the programme Interreligious Praxis for Peace - a World of Neighbours, the Church of Sweden wishes to promote peaceful coexistence and social and existential sustainability in Europe. Among other things, the programme -aims to reinforce and highlight the work being done for people on the move.

Sewing Summer

2019. november 06., tags: refugee ministry, refugee

"One could claim that Kalunba’s mission has nothing very much to do with environmental protection. And one would be right. But yet, all of us working at Kalunba seem to share an interest in and enthusiasm for finding ways to reuse and recycle what we can." An eco-friendly project of the Refugee Integration Ministry of RCH.

European Humanitarian Corridors

2019. október 18., tags: kalunba, fcei, refugee ministry, waldensian church, humanitarian corridors

Italian humanitarian corridors set the precedent for Europe. Representatives of the Protestant church from 15 EU countries, including RCH’s refugee integration ministry, discussed this example of good practice in Rome.

I was a stranger and you welcomed me

2019. június 26., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, migration

“Church and Migration is a topic that deals with people in church and society worldwide. Depending on the context, the challenges are different, but as a church, we are all confronted with the issue of migration,” reads the letter of invitation from the EkvW to its International Ecumenical Conference.

World Refugee Day

2019. június 20., tags: refugee mniistry, conference of european churches (cec), refugee ministry, migrants, churches commission for migrants in europe (ccme)

In honor of World Refugee Day, the CCME and the CEC shared a call for partner and member churches to remember those who have died on their journey to find a dignified life in Europe. The RCH joins the international initiative.

"We encourage the people to stay"

2019. április 16., tags: refugee ministry, interview, refugee

The Reformed Alliance in Germany was one of the international partners that supported the work of Kalunba. Isabel Metzger, journalist of the reformiert-info.de, interviewed Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy for an update on their situation since July 2018. Here we publish the English translation of the original article printed in German.

Cross the Borders

2019. április 16., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

In March, Kalunba Social Services Ltd., the implementing partner of the RCH, sent two young volunteers to an Erasmus+ training with Gruppo Umana Solidarietà in Lecce, Italy. For two weeks, participants shadowed social workers in the region, transferring good practices, approaches and working methods, focusing, not only on the importance of integration and networking, but also on the importance of working in a team and in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders.

Learn Hungarian with Us!

2019. április 12., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

The Refugee ministry of RCH in cooperation with its implementing partner offers language courses not just for refugees but all who wish to speak the Hungarian language.

Christmas with Refugees

2018. december 22., tags: christmas, refugee ministry, refugee

This past Thursday, December 20, friends, family and beneficiaries of Kalunba came together and celebrated the holiday season with lots of laughter, good food and great company.

HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

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

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.

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.  

Recognition of Kalunba Graduates

2018. október 02., tags: ayman jarjour, refugee, Middle East, middle east, refugee ministry

In recognition of the recent graduates of the Interpretation course, there was a small ceremony, following a charity concert featuring internationally renowned guitarist, Ayman Jarjour in support of Kalunba Social Services Ltd.

A Week of Growth

2018. augusztus 08., tags: Church of Scotland (cofs), Church of Scotland (CofS), church of scotland (cofs), Scottish Mission, childrens camp, scottish mission, refugee ministry

St. Columba’s Scottish Mission held the annual English Day Camp 2-6 July 2018. This week proved to be a week of much growth in confidence, self-esteem, and friendship.  

True examples of partnership

2018. július 18., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, partnership

Extraordinary pledges, donations, and other signs of solidarity are shown from partner churches and organizations in response to a call from the Reformed Church in Hungary in support of Kalunba Social Services Ltd.

Those who died on the journey of hope

2018. június 18., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the Hungarian Sant'Egidio Community invites Christians to remember those fellow human beings who ’died on the journey of hope.

RCH Presiding Bishop visits Jordan

2018. április 24., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

Rev. István Szabó, the Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Church in Hungary, accompanied the Hungarian Minister of Justice on his official visit to Jordan. During their stay, they visited Christian communities, as well as shared conversations of terrorism and international cooperation.

Hungarian Refugee Open Choir opens in Hungary

2018. március 21., tags: scottish mission, refugee ministry, Scottish Mission, refugee

The Hungarian Refugee Open Choir is dedicated to being a place for everyone, a place of tolerance for differing political and/or religious views. A couple weeks ago, the choir opened its doors and began its first rehearsals.

CTS group visiting Central Europe

2018. február 01., tags: Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS), partnership, refugee ministry, columbia theological seminary (cts), refugee

On 11 January 2018, a student group from Columbia Theological Seminary visited the Synod Office. The group was introduced to the various ministries of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Hungarian elderly help refugees find new purpose

2018. január 08., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in ‘sceptical’ Hungary.

#LiveTheBorder. Churches took an ecumenical stance exploring migration issues

2017. október 10., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

“Living and Witnessing the Border”, an international conference held from 30 September – 4 October in Palermo and Lampedusa, gathered a hundred participants from churches and ecumenical organizations from Europe and the US, including the WCRC Task Force on Migration and its member representing the Reformed CHurch in Hungary,

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