Warm Homes in Cold Times

2020. január 16., tags: firewood, Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA), hungarian reformed church aid (hrca), hungarian reformed church aid (HRCA), Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (hrca), evangelical church in Rhineland

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) helps people in deep poverty to keep their homes warm in the cold season. HRCA started the firewood project to save lives. The project is also supported by the Evangelical Church in Rhineland.

Professor of UCLA at Károli University

2020. január 09., tags: károli gáspár university, Károli Gáspár University, interview

Lee Beaudoen, PhD. Graduate of a top ten U.S. University, The University of California, Los Angeles, teaches at Károli Gáspár Reformed University of the Reformed Church in Hungary for the academic year 2019-20. Interview by Dr. Miklós Sárközy, Iranologist, Professor of History.

School for Christmas

2020. január 07., tags: armenian evangelical community in syria, syria, Middle East, rch, middle east, campaign, union of armenian evangelical churches in the near east (uaecne)

The students and teachers at the Damascus school of our Armenian partner church awaited Christmas under a roof in need of repairs, in dilapidated classrooms with inadequate heating. This matters because education is of key significance when it comes to the peaceful coexistence of various groups and religions in the Middle East. Our on-the-scene reporting covers the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising by the Reformed Educational Fund in the Carpathian Basin.

Communique

2019. december 18., tags: General Convent, Hungarian Reformed Church (hrc), croatia, reformed christian (calvinist) church in croatia (rcccc), hungarian reformed church (hrc), general convent

Communique issued by the Presidium of the General Convent about the issue of the legal representation of the Hungarian Reformed community, with a special focus on Croatia and Serbia.

Solidarity amidst Christmas Crowds

2019. december 16., tags: refugee miistry, christmas, Christmas, refugee

For a couple of days, refugee women will be in the centre of attention at a Christmas market in the city centre of Budapest, at the booth of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid. Zero-waste bags, handmade jewellery and home-made sweets are awaiting the visitors of the Christmas fair.

A Textbook Case of Love

2019. december 16., tags: rch, roma ministry, christmas, interview, Christmas

The corridors of the primary school in Göncruszka are covered in lights. The teachers and the children are preparing for Christmas together, where even the sport hall is decorated with the text of the Lord’s Prayer.

Christmas Starts Here

2019. december 16., tags: christmas, Christmas, communication campaign

In December, there is a lot of light, sparkle around us and it feels like a fairytale. But what is Christmas really about? What is our Advent like? The RCH Christmas video and communication campaign wishes to remind ourselves of these questions.

Serving and Learning in Community with Budapest

2019. december 11., tags: Calvin College, calvin college, partnership, youth

This semester RCH welcomed students from the Cavin Unversity at its various ministries. One of them, Avery Gill shares her reflection on her time in Hungary.

International Conference on Christian Persecution

2019. december 11., tags: middle east, national evangelical synod in syria and lebanon (nessl), armenian evangelical community in syria, Middle East

Over 650 attendees from 40 countries attended the 2nd International Consultation on Christian Persecution, organized and hosted by the Hungarian Government to address the pressing crisis of global Christian persecution.

It Takes More to See Than Just to Opening Your Eyes

2019. december 03., tags: interview, ministry to the blind

I always go and leave with a prayer, because God is the only One, who can comfort those, who have lost their visions - believes Alexandra Kovács Nógrádiné. We spoke with the pastor of the Ministry to the Visually Impaired and Blind of the Reformed Mission Centre about the Ministry and the opportunities, everyday lives of the visually impaired people.  

We Still May Not Know the Greatest Stories of the Reformation

2019. november 28., tags: reformation, interview, history

We visited church historian Judit Balogh in her home in Miskolc, so that we could speak about the Reformation, and its effects on Hungary. The professor of the Eszterházy Károly University also told us what she personally received from the great Reformers.

Reformed Schools’ Campaign for Syria

2019. november 21., tags: hungarian reformed church(hrc), general convent, armenian evangelical community in syria, syria, General Convent

This year we celebrate the 10 year Reformed Educational Fund that aims to express and strengthen the solidarity within the Hungarian Reformed Community by supporting Reformed educational projects throughout the Carpathian Basin. In gratitude for the past 10 year, now the fund will support the renovation of the Armenian Evangelical School in Damascus.

To Arrive into the Presence

2019. november 18., tags: interview, art

Since 2007, every year on the third week of September, the Ars Sacra Festival is organized, providing space in different forms of art for the sacred. In connection with this program, an exhibition was opened in September called Fragmentum – contemporary sacred photography that examines the fragmentation of human recognition and remembrance. One of the twenty exhibitors is the photographer and poet Gyöngyi Hegedűs, with whom we were speaking about art, faith, flow and „scandalousness”.

A World of Neighbours

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

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.

Let’s Search for the One!

2019. november 14., tags: General Convent, hungarian reformed church(hrc), reformed christian calvinist church in croatia(rcccc), youth mission, general convent, youth ministry

“We need to invite the youth to get together, listen to each other, and feel that we belong together,” believes Rev. Péter Szenn, Bishop of the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia. The representatives of the Hungarian Reformed youth organizations in the Carpathian Basin met this autumn in Kopács, where they could get to know the situation of the Reformed people living in Croatia.

Károli Scholarship for Christian Students

2019. november 08., tags: scholarship, partnership, interview

The Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary helps young people who live in difficult circumstances to obtain a diploma. The aim is that these young people help their home country’s Christian community with the knowledge they’ve gained in Hungary. 

Sewing Summer

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

"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.

We can only represent what Jesus has taught us

2019. november 06., tags: roma ministry

“There is the goodness in the deep of everyone’s value system, but the circumstances determine one’s actions. “ - believes Csaba Burai, who went through hell so that a decade later he can help young people through what he went through. The social worker and case manager of the Drug Rehabilitation Ministry called Reformed Thrown Youth Rescue Mission (KIMM) of the Reformed Church in Hungary speaks of his wasted years, the tangible reality of conversion and the everydays of Ráckeresztúr. 

The Mission of László Ravasz

2019. október 30., tags: 1956, revolution

“A white car with a red cross was sent from the Austrian embassy in the fall of 1956. It was an opportunity to go to the west if we so desired. However my grandfather had such a strong cultural definiteness (Hungarian Reformed) that our staying was not a question.” - said Éva Szacsvay, the granddaughter of László Ravasz, the former Bishop of the Danubian Reformed Church District. We asked her about the church leader’s value system, historical role, grandparental love and legacy.

Populism, Human Rights, Christian Witness

2019. október 22., tags: populism, conference of european churches (cec)

RCH was present at CEC conference in Malaga, where populism and human rights were in sharp focus. forming a common understanding of how European church actors can counter populist discourse and work together for cohesion and tolerance. Read the Press Release of CEC and the closing statement of the conference below.

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