The Hungary Helps Agency, in cooperation with the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), provides an emergency fund for the rehabilitation and humanitarian support of civilians in Armenia.
RCH joined the WCRC's call for prayer and support for those affected by the explosion in Beirut. Bishop István Szabó sent letters of solidarity to NESSL and UAECNE and assured RCH's partner churches of symphaty and support.
The Presbyterian organisation Tehillim Pakistan has started a food supply campaign for day labourers and marginalized poor Christian families amidst of COVID-19 lockdown in Karachi. Also Muslim families in need received food packages and support.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid launched a donation campaign to meet needs of people mostly affected by the novel corona virus and at the same time invited congregations to support the Sunday School project of Reformed congregations in Syria, an initiative which RCH has been supporting since 2018.
Károli Gáspár University of the RCH founded a scholarship scheme to provide study opportunities for young Christian students who are living in minority in selected countries in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa. The University offers 5 full scholarship a year. Deadline for applications is 30th April.
Students and teachers of Hungarian reformed schools in the Carpathian Basin answered the call of the Church Leaders, opened their hearts and raised more than 60 000 USD for the renovation of Syrian evangelical schools. A 10-years high in the history of the Reformed Educational Fund.
Ecumenical guests journeyed to Starpoint from 11 countries and 16 partner churches of the RCH. Some expected a conference while others were surprised that, here, youthful songs were being sung. We spoke with eight out of the 31 guests, and we also asked them of their favorite Bible verse that gives them strength.
Last month, the Assyrian Presbyterian Church in Tabriz, Iran was stormed by intelligence agents of the Iranian government. In response to this, the Founding Committee of the SECID called for an urgent appeal for advocacy.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the unity of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed Churches in and around Hungary. On May 17, the session of the Common Synod took place, followed by festivities on the next day. Ecumenical representatives from the WCRC and the WCC attended in honor of this celebratory event.
People have a will to live even among ruins, according to Bishop István Bogárdi Szabó, who, as part of a delegation, has recently visited civil-war-torn Syria. The church leader feels that the efforts of Christians in the Middle East are exemplary, and it is now our turn to help the victims of the destruction caused by the war.