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CCA invites applications for HIV and AIDS Skill-building Training


Posted on February 17th, 2020

Participants of HIV and AIDS Skill-building training – 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications and nominations from interested persons to be engaged in advocacy in combatting HIV and AIDS. Combatting HIV and AIDS has been a special focus of the CCA, and several skill-building and advocacy programmes have been conducted to address […]



CCA invites applications and nominations for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI-2020)


Posted on February 13th, 2020

Participants of the CCA’s Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), an annual month-long ecumenical training programme that focuses on the ecumenical formation and leadership development of prospective ecclesial and ecumenical leaders. The AEI-2020 will be held from 13 August to 11...



Preparation for CCA’s Fifteenth General Assembly begins

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Posted on February 12th, 2020

Participants of CCA Assembly preparatory meeting CHIANG MAI, Thailand: Preparations for the 15th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) slated to be held from 3 to 10 September 2020 in Kovalam, India, began with the meeting of the Assembly Worship Committee. This was followed by a joint meeting with an expert group […]



Asian ecumenical leader Dr Soritua Nababan awarded ’Mesrop Mashtots’ medal by Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia

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Posted on February 4th, 2020

Asian ecumenical leader Dr Soritua Albert Ernest Nababan has been awarded the St Mesrop Mashtots medal by the Armenian Church Catholicos of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I. In the presence of prominent global ecumenical leaders as well as representatives of the Armenian community who were present at the special event held at the Armenian Catholicosate […]



CCA expresses grief on demise of prominent Indonesian Muslim cleric, Salahuddin Wahid

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Posted on February 4th, 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed grief on the demise of Salahuddin Wahid, a prominent Muslim cleric and defender of democracy in Indonesia. Known for his commitment to promoting religious tolerance and harmony as well as interreligious cooperation, Wahid headed Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) with more than 80 million members. He […]



Asian interfaith actions proposed at interfaith consultation on strengthening HIV and AIDS advocacy in Asia


Posted on January 31st, 2020

Participants at the Interfaith Consultation on Strengthening HIV and AIDS Advocacy in Asia CHIANG MAI, Thailand: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organised a regional consultation to intensify interfaith HIV and AIDS advocacy collaborations in Asia. Held at the CCA headquarters from 27–31 January 2020, twenty-five participants representing different faith-based organisations (FBOs) and...



CCA General Secretary expresses concern over the ongoing natural disasters in Asia

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Posted on January 17th, 2020

While expressing sympathy with the people in recent natural disaster-affected areas in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and appealing to churches and people of goodwill around the world to pray for all affected communities, the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara urged for the pressing need to respond actively to the impending climate crisis […]



Ecumenical Diakonia must prioritise its agenda in responding to emerging issues and be prophetic, transformative, and justice-seeking


Posted on December 9th, 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: A refresher training for diaconal mission agencies of churches and related organisations facilitated jointly by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) focused on the churches’ participation and mission in prophetic diakonia within the Asian context. A coherent and coordinated approach to churches’ engagement in prophetic […]



WCC–CCA Consultation affirms evangelism and missional witness should emphasize the gift of shalom and liberation received from God

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Posted on December 6th, 2019

The greatest challenge of Christian witness – how evangelism could best relate the good news to people in pluralistically diverse contexts in Asia – was the question propounded by the participants of the WCC-CCA Consultation on ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’. In a communique adopted towards the end of the week-long consultation, […]


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