The 24th-25th of May will be a festival weekend in the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC). In Budapest we celebrate the reformed unity with the traditional 3-day long music festival, while in Debrecen a full-day reunion will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the HRC’s Constituting Synod in 2009. We asked Zoltán Tarr, the general secretary of the Reformed Church in Hungary about the latter.
Ágnes studied at vocational school, worked in a factory for 17 years and then they sent her away. Her dreams did not come true, but she was able to start a new life. She found her place in a reformed congregation and now works as one of the most active members of her congregation.
It is the Churches’ mission to make the Bible available for everyone – said Viktor Kókai Nagy. We asked the communication director of the new revised Bible translation, which was recently finished, about the new means and ways they use to help the Hungarian Bible Society spread the Word of God.
Perhaps finding an article about graveside services on a youth webpage requires some explanation, but maybe there is nothing to explain: the story of Easter is connected to cemeteries, a place of quietness.
A book of Reformed doctrines accidentally caught in the hands of Mihai Androne completely changed his life. We spoke with the professor from the Theological Academy of Cluj-Napoca about the jubilee for the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism and what Protestantism means for him.
God does not have ill and healthy, Turkish, Hungarian and Roma children, merely children. – We spoke with László Katkó the head of the Good Samaritan Reformed Children’s Home in Velyka Dobron, Ukraine after being presented the Tamás Dizseri award.
To understand more about the collaboration between HEKS and the RCH, we spoke with Project Coordinator Petra Dienes about the details of the "Country Program," which focuses on support through the “strengthening of congregations to foster and cooperate with Roma children and young persons.”
The individual and the community are determined by their own past. Whether they like and admit it or not, the past is always with them, in them, that is why it is essential to know it, emphasized historian László Tőkéczki, Lay President of the Danubian Reformed Church District.
The RCH's 1% campaign would like to show conversion and the inner and outer change that comes with it. We have looked for real life stories with real flesh and blood people behind them, whose lives have completely turned around by receiving the gospel and through the service of the Reformed Church.
Among many other things, we spoke with István Csűry, bishop of the Királyhágómellék Reformed Church District, and Béla Kató, bishop of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District, about why Hungarians need Mohács and how ecumenism comes to fruition in Transylvania.
"Our mission is to provide a home to 'newcomers,' to help rebuild their lives in humanity and to give Christ's love to them," said Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy, the head of the Refugee Ministry who won the Equality Prize on the Day of Social Work.
Rev. Dr. Jerry Pillay is the president of the World Communion of Reformed Churches and also the General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in South Africa. He recently made a trip to Hungary where he received an honorary doctorate from the Debrecen Reformed Theological University.
Rev. László Gonda has been a member of the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism since 2006 and together with his fellow commissioners, helped develop mission statement of the WCC entitled, Together Towards Life: Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes.
In remembrance of the 1956 revolution we spoke with Dániel Szabó, recent recipient of the anniversary medallion of the Debrecen Reformed College on its 475th anniversary. We asked the former lay president of the Cistibiscan church district about his memories from the ’50s.
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.
Recently a delegation from the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea visited the Reformed Church in Hungary. The following interview is with Rev. Dr. Min Heui Cheon, the Executive Secretary of the Ecumenical Relations Department for the PROK.
An interview with Dr. Attie van Niekerk of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. Dr. Niekerk is a founding member and managing director of the NOVA institute. He recently visited Budapest to give a series of lectures on poverty and the redefinition of mission for today's Church.
The Reformed Christian Church in Serbia has released a statement with updates on the state of its bishop election that has been appealed and debated since early January. You can read an interview with bishop nominee Béla Halász following the announcement.