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CCA invites applications for Youth Internship Programme

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Posted on April 9th, 2019

Current batch of CCA Youth Interns: Navya Dinah Saji (India), Nant Myat Noe Aein Salome (Myanmar), Gianina Fay C. Vecino (Philippines), Rosiana Purnomo (Indonesia) The Internship Programme of CCA is a year-long ecumenical leadership development training programme to identify, recognise and mould prospective ecumenical leaders in Asia. It aims to provide opportunities for young Asian Christians...

 

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Churches need to create space for wider participation and timely intervention amidst social complexities, says CCA General Secretary

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Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Opening Session of the Church and Society Conference of PGI, Manado, Indonesia In a message conveyed to the Indonesian Church Leaders’ quinquennial conference on ‘Church and Society’, CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara stated, “When we live amidst a wide array of complex social situations that are adversely affecting our daily lives, churches need […]

 

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CCA invites applications and nominations for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) 2019

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Posted on April 1st, 2019

Participants of AEI-2018 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the annual session of the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2019, which will be held from 1 to 30 July,2019 at the CCA Headquarters in Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of AEI 2019 is ‘Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Struggle for Peace with […]

 

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UNICEF HIV Advocacy Specialist urges churches to consider HIV a public health response

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Posted on March 27th, 2019

Ms. Shirly Mark Prabhu “Churches should address HIV as part of their public health response instead of considering it as a separate issue. Churches have the capacity to respond to the need of the adolescents and children living with HIV, particularly in providing psychosocial support”, said Shirley Mark Prabhu, Adolescent Health and HIV Specialist in […]

 

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Association of Christian Institutes for Social Concerns in Asia (ACISCA) works out strategic programme priorities together with CCA

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Posted on March 21st, 2019

ACISCA Executive Committee Members with CCA General Secretary (from left to right – Mr. Sandesh Sudhakar, Ms. Nancy Caluya, Dr. Mathews George Chunakara, Fr. Dr. Mathew Chandrankunnel, Mr. Surakit Kamonrat and Rev. Grace Moon) The Association of the Christian Institutes for Social Concerns in Asia (ACISCA) Executive Committee decided to streamline its activities and priorities […]

 

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CCA invites applications for the Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS-IX)

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Posted on March 18th, 2019

Participants of CATS VIII in Cochin, India in 2016 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications to attend the Ninth Summit of the Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS), which will be held at Thulhiriya, Ambepussa, in Sri Lanka from 5 to 10 August, 2019. The theme of the CATS-IX is: ‘Reconciliation, Renewal and Restoration: […]

 

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CCA General Secretary denounces shooting at mosques in New Zealand

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Posted on March 15th, 2019

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has denounced a bloody shooting at worshippers in the Al Noor mosque and the Linwood masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand in which 49 people have been reported dead, and 20 injured. The shooting occurred today at 13.40 hrs (New Zealand Standard Time) during a Friday afternoon prayer. Responding to […]

 

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CCA General Secretary’s Statement on International Women’s Day -2019

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Posted on March 8th, 2019

CCA General Secretary’s Statement on International Women’s Day -2019 The world needs a transformative shift to ensure gender parity International Women’s Day is an occasion every year on March 8 to appreciate, recognize, celebrate, reflect, inspire and convey the message to people and communities across the world to be mindful of the urgent need for […]

 

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

Asia Sunday 2019

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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