The Reformed Church in Hungary has declared 2024 the Year of the Living Word, which is closely linked to the Year of the Pastoral Profession, proclaimed in 2023. Interview with the Head of the Mission Service of RCH, Rev. Levente Zoltán Hajdú.
According to census data published last week, 943,982 people in Hungary declared themselves Reformed last year, which is 200,000 fewer than ten years ago. On this occasion, we spoke to Károly Fekete, Bishop of the Transtibiscan Church District about the reality of our congregations, the role of institutions, and authenticity.
At present, the question is not whether there has been a Christian Europe, a Christian Hungary, but whether it will exist in the future. It is up to us to achieve that through value based education - says Prof. László Trócsányi, new Rector (President) of the Károli Gáspár University of RCH.
Lilla Vad joined the staff team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid in February 2009 as the coordinator of the Bridge of Love program. During her more than a decade of service, she has experienced the growth of the organization and the multiplication of tasks.
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.
Mrs. Ferenc Gondi, host of the Morning Star After-School, an institution for Roma children in Kecskemét, is a real angel in everyday life. The National Roma Ministry of RCH recognized her ministry granting her the 2021 Reformed Roma Pedagogical Assistant of the Year Award.
Violetta Bella, a Reformed pastor from Győrszemere started a prayer group on Facebook, because she realized that doctors and nurses are reaching their limits due to the pandemic. We shall keep healthcare workers and their efforts in our thoughts and prayers.
Bishop Zoltán Balog and Chief Elder János Molnár, Presidents of the Synod of the Reformed Church in Hungary, both believe that the two most important issues at present are making decisions together and standing up for the values based on Christian faith.