An Easter Greeting from Syria

2019. április 17., tags: union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), syria, middle east, Middle East

We share the Easter greetings of Rev. Haroutune Selimian, president of the Armenian Protestant Community in Syria, in the spirit of friendship and shared hope for the future of Syria.

Christian Solidarity at Test in Syria

2019. április 05., tags: union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), middle east, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), partnership, Middle East, syria

The delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) continued its travel from Lebanon into Syria. The delegation visited local congregations in Damascus, Homs, and Aleppo to learn more of the ministries of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) and the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria. Short account of a challenging journey.

Christians in Syria: God With Us

2019. április 02., tags: syria, Middle East, partnership, national evangelical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), middle east, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

We have been contributing to the rebuilding of a church building and a congregation centre in Aleppo, Syria: the roof structure of the Armenian Evangelical community’s oldest church has been renovated partially with the help of Hungarian Reformed funds, and the Arab-speaking Presbyterian community’s new congregation centre is planned with support from the government of Hungary. The locals feel that these instances of support prove that God is indeed taking care of them in a tangible way.

HEKS Conference on Church Cooperation

2019. január 31., tags: church cooperation, national evangelical synod of syria and leabnon (nessl), syria, HEKS, armenian evangelical communities in syria, heks, fellowship of evangelical churches in the middle east (fmeec), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

In January, HEKS/EPER, the aid organization of the Swiss Protestant Churches, held a conference in Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on the cooperative work with the FMEEC. Representing the RCH, Rev. Balázs Ódor led a workshop detailing the partnership and cooperation between the RCH and the churches in the Middle East through HEKS.

Suffering Gave Us Purpose

2018. október 19., tags: joseph kassab, national evangleical synod of syria and lebanon (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), harout selimian, middle east, interview, Middle East, syria

Does a pastor think about running away when war breaks out? Does your religion matter at the market in Aleppo? How did suffering and the past change the members of the Reformed Churches in Syria and how do they see their future? Among others these were the topics Rev. Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and Rev. Haroutune Selimian, President of the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria talked about during their visit to Hungary. This time, their reporters were Rev. Aaron Stevens and the participants of the panel discussion of the Scottish Mission in Budapest on Tuesday 11th October.

Faith for Peace and Reconciliation

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

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.

Fellowship with Syrian Reformed Church Leaders

2018. október 03., tags: national evangelical synod of lebanon and syria (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), syria, middle east, Middle East

Leaders of Syrian partner churches of RCH will visit Hungary next week. Rev. Harout Selimian, President of the Protestant Community in Syria and Rev. Joseph Kassab, General Secretary of the National Evangelical Synod in Syria and Lebanon will not only meet leaders of RCH and senior colleagues of its ministries, but also participate at public fora. RCH's Ecumenical Office and the St. Columba's Church of Scotland issued a joint invitation for the fellowship with our Syrian friends.

RCH attends Third Partners’ Consultation

2018. április 25., tags: Middle East, middle east, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), partnership, national evangelical synod in lebanon and syria (nessl)

Responding to the invitation of NESSL, the RCH attended the Third Partners’ Consultation in Lebanon. At the conclusion of the Consultation, the partners issued a memorandum.

Solidarity Visit to Syria and Lebanon

2017. december 20., tags: national evangelical synod of lebanon and syria (nessl), union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne), middle east, Solidarity, Middle East, syria, solidarity

After several months of planning, on the 4th of December 2017, an eight-strong delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) left for Lebanon and Syria to express our solidarity and show our support to our borthers and sisters in the Middle East.

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