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The Asia Sunday-2019 will focus on the theme ‘Stateless and Trafficked People: Our Co-Pilgrims’

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Posted on February 26th, 2019

The Asia Sunday-2019 theme will be focused on ‘Stateless and Trafficked People: Our Co-Pilgrims’. Asia Sunday is observed every year on the Sunday before Pentecost, and the Asia Sunday-2019 falls on 2 June. The member churches and councils of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), as well as churches and ecumenical partners around the world, […]

 

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Asian Church leader and human rights advocate Rev. C.M Kao passes away

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Posted on February 15th, 2019

Former General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) Rev. C.M Kao, a prominent Asian church leader and human rights advocate, passed away in the afternoon on 14 February, 2019. A native of Tainan, Rev. Kao was born in 1929 and graduated from the Tainan Theological College and Seminary. He served as a minister […]

 

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CCA General Secretary applauds Indonesian Churches’ contributions to the Ecumenical Movement

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Posted on January 31st, 2019

CCA General Secretary addresses PGl Central Committee  Meeting – 2019 Addressing the participants of the annual gathering of the Central Committee of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI), the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr. Mathews George Chunakara said that Indonesian Churches had demonstrated their profound commitment to strengthen wider

 

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CCA condemns bombing of Mount Carmel Cathedral in the Philippines

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Posted on January 28th, 2019

The Christian Conference of Asia condemned the bomb blasts that took place inside and outside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Barangay Walled City, Jolo, in the Sulu province of the Philippines which killed more than 20 people and wounded 83. The bomb blasts took place just days after a regional vote backed […]

 

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CCA Officers meet with Cambodia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs

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Posted on January 21st, 2019

From the left : Chea Nareth ,  His Excellency Mr. Phlok Phan,  Archbishop Willem T.P Simarmata, His Excellency Mr. Him Chhem,  Dr. Mathews George Chunakara and Augustine Karmakara. Phnom Penh: A three-member delegation composed of three Officers of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) met with the officials of the Ministry of Religion of the […]

 

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Conciliar Unity: Wither Vision and Direction?

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Posted on December 13th, 2018

By Gianina Fay Cortez Vecino & Navya Dinah Saji (Left to right) Mr. Jim Winkler, Dr. Ani Ghazaryan Drissi, Dr. Mathews George Chunakara and Rev. Dr. Daniel Buda The CCA News last week interviewed four ecumenists from regional and international conciliar fellowships from Asia, North America and the World Council of Churches (WCC) – Dr. […]

 

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‘Reiterating Our Commitment to Human Rights’: CCA General Secretary’s Statement on 70th Anniversary of UDHR

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Posted on December 10th, 2018

Statement of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) General Secretary on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: ‘Reiterating Our Commitment to Human Rights’ Today, 10 December 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the General […]

 

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Training to empower church women in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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Posted on December 5th, 2018

The annual leadership development training for church women in the Lao Evangelical Church (LEC) organized by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) from 29 November to 1 December 2018 brought together 65 selected participants from rural congregations in 17 provinces of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (LPDR). The training, held at the headquarters of the […]

 

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Politicisation of Religion and Religionisation of Politics become pervasive social phenomena in Asia, says CCA General Secretary

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Posted on November 30th, 2018

CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara delivers Thomas Mar Athanasius Memorial Lecture “As the increasing trend of religion assumes major roles in civil and political affairs,  politicisation of religion and religionisation of politics have become a pervasive social phenomenon in Asia today”, said the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr. […]

 

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‘Reconciliation, Renewal and Restoration: Divine Indicative and Human Imperative’ will be the theme of 2019 Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS)

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Posted on November 30th, 2018

The Advisory Committee of CATS which met at the headquarters of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) from 26 to 29 November 2018 decided to propose ‘Reconciliation, Renewal and Restoration: Divine Indicative and Human Imperative’ as the theme of the ninth Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS-IX). The CATS-IX will be held in Kandy, Sri Lanka […]

 

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