Compared to other universities around the world, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is still in its adolescence, but it is nevertheless a time of celebration in Budapest as the school and students celebrate its 20th anniversary.
German politicians have traveled to Hungary to study existing Roma integration programs, because as the EU continues to expand east, large numbers of Roma are arriving in Germany, creating major integration challenges.
Next April, the Reformed Alliance in Germany will hold its annual board meeting in Budapest at the Synod Building of the RCH with a focus on open communication regarding specific issues, political and religious, facing Hungary and the RCH.
Keith Kraft, a United Church of Christ pastor from the U.S., gives his reflection on the month spent alongside his wife Debbie at a summer camp for Roma in Csonkapapi, Ukraine. The camp provides weeklong programs from June through July for nearly 400 youth from several communities.
It is an exciting time for the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Swiss Interchurch Aid. On Thursday, the two organizations took another step together strengthening their partnership with an agreement that focuses on Roma ministry in Hungary.
In Debrecen there is a unique place called Immanuel Home where children with special needs and their families find a place of normalcy and belonging. Here, specially trained staff members work to create an environment for learning, communication and expression.
The RCH and the Church of Scotland have a longstanding relationship and unique history. The following is an interview with Rev. Aaron Stevens of St. Columba's Church of Scotland discussing the evolution of the Scottish Mission in Budapest and the ties that bind both churches together.
Saturday, 27 July was the end to yet another blessed Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival in Mezőtúr. After a shortened day, everyone gathered at the main stage for a closing worship that included the Lord's Supper.
Winners of the first National Creation Care Competition participated in a six-day study visit to Scotland. During the eventful trip, students of the Fasor Lutheran Secondary School had the opportunity to see the Scottish eco-congregation programme in action.
The 14th General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches concluded yesterday boasting a newly approved and reformed constitution. The RCH was honored to be a hosting church that worked alongside the Assembly Planning Committee to create a successful meeting.
The community of Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches from across the Carpathian Basin gathered in Debrecen on 28 June for the Common Synod of the Hungarian Reformed Church with a special emphasis on the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism.
The RCH is filled with joy to welcome a group of 10 U.S. teachers to Hungary from the Teach Overseas program. They will spend the summer teaching English at refugee camps in Debrecen, Bicske, Fót and at the Refugee Mission's new community center in Budapest.
A new United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report states that the number of refugees and internally displaced people is at an 18-year high with the crisis in Syria being a leading factor. However, the RCH Refugee Mission decided to honor World Refugee Day in a more positive light.
Keith Kraft, a United Church of Christ pastor from Mobridge, South Dakota (USA), arrived last week with his wife Debbie to serve at a summer camp for Roma children alongside Attila and Livia Tomes from the Reformed Roma Center in Csonkapapi, Ukraine.
Nicolaus Schneider, president of the Evangelical Church in Germany received an honorary doctorate Tuesday from Károli Gáspár University of the RCH alongside German literature professor August Stahl and English history professor Martyn Charles Rady.
The flood has passed the upper parts of the Danube in Hungary, but those living within reach of the water cannot rest yet: embankments may not be able withstand the long-term weight, and with the flood gone, sandbags become hazardous waste that need to be pulled down, thus volunteers still have work to do.
Anticipation is high on the Danube, because in the past 50 years its water has never been as high as it is right now. Estimations say the crest will reach Budapest on Thursday, but the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid is already making preparations against the flooding.
The Conference of European Churches is counting down the days until its General Assembly, which will take place in Budapest on 3-8 July. Member churches will gather in Hungary's capitol to discuss CEC's role, mission and vision in a changing Europe.
This year the Reformed Music Festival was held for the tenth time in Budapest. This three-day program contained musical performances and cultural activities as well as conversations from the seat of the university to the seat of the Parliament.
Sixteen thousand applicants registered for the Bridge of Love this year, more than ever before. The two-day event is a great opportunity for both young and elderly people to be part of a community and serve for a good cause across the Carpathian Basin.