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Indonesian missiologist says dance is a metaphor of the Cross and mission

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Posted on October 16th, 2017

Rev. Dr. Septemmy Lakawa says dance symbolises the role of arts in healing trauma of those who witness acts of violence. Jakarta Theological Seminary professor and a missiologist from Indonesia Rev. Dr. Septemmy Lakawa told  the Asia Mission Conference in Yangon that dance symbolises the role of arts and of communities in healing trauma suffered […]

 

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WCC General Secretary applauds CCA’s contributions in strengthening ecumenism

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Posted on October 16th, 2017

“The 60th anniversary celebration is an occasion for both the CCA and the global ecumenical movement to celebrate our common ecumenical commitment in Asia. CCA is a vibrant and living forum continuing cooperation among the churches and national Christian bodies in Asia, within the framework of the wider ecumenical movement. You are participating in the […]

 

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CCA commemorates Diamond Jubilee in a grand ceremonial event in Myanmar

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Posted on October 16th, 2017

Yangon: The Diamond Jubilee of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) was celebrated in a grand ecumenical setting held in Yangon, Myanmar in the afternoon on Sunday 15 October. More than 6,000 people, including 600 delegates who have been attending the Asia Mission Conference since Thursday, attended the Thanksgiving Service and the Diamond Jubilee commemorative […]

 

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“We are to be more kingdom-centric than church-centric”, says Bishop Marigza

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Posted on October 14th, 2017

“Participating in the reign of God requires living in tension between the despair of now and the hope that is within us; at the future deliverance and the present suffering, noted Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza, head  of the United Church of Christ in the Phillipines while giving the fourth thematic presentation at a plenary […]

 

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Churches in Asia need to embrace and accompany strangers and marginalized, says Australian theologian

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Posted on October 14th, 2017

Yangon: Churches in Asia need to accompany migrants, trafficked, stateless and indigenous peoples and communities and give them hope in situations of despair, says Dr. Gemma Tulud Cruz, a theologian and academician from the Australian Catholic University. Speaking on “Shining a light on hope: embracing and accompanying migrants” during a plenary session on the third […]

 

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Truth and light, core components of spirituality surpassing religiosity, say interreligious leaders

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Posted on October 13th, 2017

Speakers at the AMC session on ‘Witness to the truth and the light; religious perspective’ prior to their individual presentations. “Truth and light are the two key components of spirituality surpassing all forms of religiosity, which most of the people are not aware of. Thus, all need to strive to attain such spirituality that liberates […]

 

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Roman Catholic nun’s exemplary life models “mission as affirming the servanthood”

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Posted on October 13th, 2017

Sr Sudha Varghese spoke on servanthood and doing selfless service for the poor during her speech at the AMC 2017 in Yangon. Sr Sudha Varghese, a Roman Catholic nun and social activist who has been working for over two decades among the most downtrodden and oppressed Musahar community (rat eaters) in Bihar state of India […]

 

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Celebrative worship opens historic Asia Mission Conference in Yangon

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Posted on October 13th, 2017

  Asia Mission Conference participants at the opening session on day one. The Asia Mission Conference (AMC), organisedby the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), opened during  a celebrative worship service and ceremony held at the Franc Auditorium in Yangon, Myanmar. The opening service of the mission conference, led by a group of Asian ethno musicologist […]

 

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Asia Mission Conference is set to begin in Yangon, Myanmar

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Posted on October 11th, 2017

The Asia Mission Conference organized by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) is all set to commence from 12 October in Yangon, Myanmar. More than 600 participants representing member churches, councils, ecumenical partners, missionaries, missiologists, theologians, theological students, interfaith leaders and others from Asia and around the globe have started arriving in Yangon to attend...

 

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Myanmar churches call for envisioning the relevance of Mission in the context of wider ecumenism

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Posted on August 31st, 2017

Participants of the Myanmar churches consultation on AMC theme. As the churches in Myanmar are engaged in intensive preparations for hosting the Asia Mission Conference (AMC) and the Diamond Jubilee commemoration of the Christian Conference Asia (CCA) from 11 to 17 October, more than 200 theologians, missiologists, theological educators and church leaders met together and […]

 

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