The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland had invited representatives of its partner churches in Central and Eastern Europe, including RCH, to discuss together the joint responsibility of Churches in Europe in promoting democracy.
On behalf of the World Communion of Reformed Churches the Collegial General Secretariat, in a letter of solidarity, expressed its concerns over latest developments in the process of Church property restitution in Romania.
The religious differences between Western and Eastern Europe, the relationship between faith and Europeanness and the power of religion to preserve nations were also discussed at an international conference held in Debrecen last week.
One might shrug shoulders arguing that a single case does not allow us to draw far-reaching conclusions. But all the signs seem to support the assumption that restitution of Hungarian properties in Romania is no longer a legal issue, but rather a political one.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Christian Roma Colleges Network, a large delegation travelled to Rome to represent the organisation, where Pope Francis received the Hungarian Church leaders and the Roma Students.
The spirit of László Ravasz as well as the results of his building and development work are just as much alive today as the painful wound caused by a mistake he made. István Bogárdi Szabó, former Bishop of the Danubian Reformed Church District, about one of the most outstanding members of the “great generation of his predecessors”.
The bishop is “extremely friendly, a pleasant talking companion, with no sign of a brooding scholar in an ivory tower; his presentation and remarks are full of discreet and succinct humour.” Anniversary of Bishop László Ravasz.
The General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church issued a public statement expressing serious concerns regarding recent investigation against leaders of the Reformed Church in Romania, Bishop István Csűry and Bishop Béla Kató.
The Super Teacher of the Year competition was announced for the fifth time in Hungary. Based on the evaluation of the professional jury and the fourteen thousand audience votes, Ferenc Sarkadi, teacher of the Kölcsey Ferenc Reformed Primary School got the award.
The General Convent, representing the Common Synod of the Reformed Churches in and around Hungary issued a statement re-confirming that it recognizes the Reformed Christian Calvinist Church in Croatia as the only legitimate representation of the Hungarian reformed community in the country.
Thanksgiving worship service on Sunday afternoon took place in the new church building of the Reformed congregation in Pesterzsébet. Bishop Zoltán Balog preached the Gospel and Prime Minister Viktor Orbán greeted the congregation.
The new official Hymnbook of the Reformed Church in Hungary is now out. The publication contains 210 new hymns and will be available from 27 September. The volume marks the end of a more than ten-year process.
Suicide is the third most common cause of death among 15-19 year old young people Hungary. The school year has barely started and a 16-year-old boy has already given up his life because he was bullied by his classmates. Interview with Attila Gecse, grief therapist and hospital chaplain about the Church's responsibility.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid organised a complex emergency management exercise. During the large-scale training, the medical team and the search and rescue team had to solve theoretical and practical tasks.
The Reformed Church District of Királyhágómellék celebrates a bittersweet anniversary: the centenary of its forced foundation is being commemorated in Oradea on 17-18 September. The General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church mandated ministerial president of the Synod of RCH as its acting president.
Entering the life of a town is a slow process for us, which is a conscious aim of ours, as we hope to achieve organic development, says Lívia Böröcz, Head of the Development and Integration Programme of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid.
“The visit of Pope Francis to Hungary strengthens us in the indescribable gift of God, Jesus Christ, in our Christian faith, culture, order and Christian ministry,” said József Steinbach, President of the Ecumenical Council of Churches (ECCH) in Hungary at a meeting with Pope Francis with representatives of the ECCH and the Jewish communities.
Reformed and Catholics must defend Europe's Christian values together, echoed a panel discussion of the 30th Economic Forum in Karpacz on Thursday afternoon. Bishop Zoltán Balog, Ministerial President of the Synod of RCH, was invited to the large-scale forum on behalf of the European churches.