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Former CCA Executive Secretary Rev. Kenichi Otsu passes away

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Posted on June 23rd, 2017

Rev. Kenichi Otsu, former Executive Secretary for Development and Service of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) passed away in the afternoon on Thursday, 22 June 2017 at the Red Cross Hospital in Otawara, Tochigi prefecture, Japan. He was 73 years old. An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ in Japan (UCCJ), Rev. […]

 

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Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2017 will focus on Ecumenism and Mission in Asia’s pluralistic context

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Posted on June 13th, 2017

Participants AEI – 2016.  The Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2017, a month-long annual ecumenical formation and leadership training course, offered by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), will focus on Mission and Ecumenism in Asia’s pluralistic context. The AEI will take place from 25 September to 20 October 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The participants […]

 

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CCA invites applications to serve as stewards at the Asia Mission Conference in Myanmar

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Posted on June 9th, 2017

Stewards of the 14th General Assembly of the CCA in Jakarta, Indonesia — May 2015. The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications from young Christians belonging to CCA member churches and ecumenical councils in Asia to serve as stewards for the Asia Mission Conference (AMC) to be held in Yangon, Myanmar from 11 to […]

 

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Ecumenical women’s gathering demands end to gender-based violence in Bangladesh

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Posted on June 7th, 2017

Participants of the national ecumenical women’s consultation in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  “Bangladeshi women are subjected to violence throughout their lives, which prevents them from realising their own dignity and rights as human beings. This subjugation in the day-to-day lives of millions of women in poverty stricken Bangladesh affects their abilities to fully benefit from and participate...

 

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Young peace activists develop action plans for conflict transformation in local communities

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Posted on June 6th, 2017

YAPA 2017 participants at a Gurudwara / Sikh temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  “Peace cannot prevail without justice to attain a dignified existence. Peace is a journey towards a relationship with God, neighbour and the entire creation in transforming and reconciling through inter-religious, interfaith and intra-faith dialogue. In celebrating Asia’s diversity, we acknowledge our own...

 

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Ecumenical formation training of youths in Indonesia emphasises paradigm shift

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Posted on June 1st, 2017

Participants of the Ecumenical Formation Training in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. “Young people are important agents in the transformation of the ecumenical movement in Indonesia, and Asia at large. It is hoped that through them, the Church and the Asian ecumenical movement will experience a paradigm shift,” Rev. Mazmur Gibrany of the Yayasan Pendidikan Dwituna Rawinala, told […]

 

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Interfaith Training of Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA) begins

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Posted on May 29th, 2017

Participants YAPA – 2017 The week-long interfaith training of Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA) began at the headquarters of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Chiang Mai on Monday, 29 May 2017. The YAPA training is being attended by 30 young people from various Asian countries. The annual training for young peace […]

 

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CCA condemns the declaration of martial law in Mindanao in the southern Philippines

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Posted on May 25th, 2017

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed serious concerns on the declaration of martial law on 24 May 2017 in Mindanao in the southern Philippines imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement issued by the CCA on the troubling political developments in the Philippines, CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara urged President Duterte […]

 

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CCA’s grassroots ecumenical theological training helps fill void in Timor-Leste

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Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Participants of the Ecumenical Theological Training For Pastors and Evangelists in Timor-Leste.  “CCA’s grassroots ecumenical theological training programme is very valuable in least developed countries, like Timor-Leste, as it is helping pastors and evangelists of Protestant churches in Timor-Leste to fill the void of ecumenical theological education and leadership development in...

 

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Religious minorities in Bangladesh victims of intolerance and persecution, observes CCA’s pastoral solidarity visit team

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Posted on May 17th, 2017

The CCA pastoral solidarity team’s visit to the Bangladesh Islamic Foundation (BIF). “Bangladesh’s religious minorities have been facing attacks since the 2014 national election. During the elections, minority-dominated villages were the worst attacked places, where individuals and groups associated with pro-Islamist parties looted and burned properties and residences owned by members...

 

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