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“Only an ecologically sustainable world can ensure harmonious co-existence amidst all God’s creation,” says CCA General Secretary at the opening of Eco-School- 2019


Posted on November 6th, 2019

Eco-School commences with traditional lamp-lighting ceremony CHIANG MAI, Thailand: Eco-School 2019 was opened after an ecumenical worship service held at the headquarters of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the participation of interfaith representatives from different parts of the world. Eco-School was formally inaugurated in a traditional Asian ceremony by...



CCA expresses condolences on the demise of Indian Lutheran Church leader Rev Dr Augustine Jeyakumar

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Posted on November 1st, 2019

Rev Dr Augustine G. Jeyakumar, an illustrious ecumenist (Photo Courtesy: NCCI) The Executive Secretary of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of India (UELCI) and the Treasurer of the National Council of Churches of India (NCCI), Rev Dr Augustine G. Jeyakumar, passed away on 31 October 2019 in Chennai, India. Rev Dr Jeyakumar, an ordained minister […]



Churches in Asia need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children, affirm participants of CCA-WCC Consultation


Posted on October 18th, 2019

Participants of the Asia Regional Consultation at the CCA Headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand CHIANG MAI, Thailand: About forty child rights activists and representatives of churches as well as organizations working on the rights and dignity of children from various countries and regions across Asia affirmed the need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of […]



“Are Churches in Asia getting more fragmented and disunited than ever before?” asks CCA General Secretary


Posted on October 18th, 2019

CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara addresses church and ecumenical leaders in Dhaka, Bangladesh DHAKA, Bangladesh: “In today’s world of changing religious configurations, Christian churches cannot remain fragmented or be diametrically opposed to each other in the name of denominations or dogmatic arguments; but need to be stimulated by the faith and witness that […]



The plight of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar Camps is a shame on humanity, says Mathews George Chunakara

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Posted on October 18th, 2019

CCA Solidarity Visit Team with Rohingya refugee children at a Child-Friendly Space (CFS) in a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar COX’s BAZAR, Bangladesh: Christian Conference of Asia’s General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh and stated that the manner in which Rohingya ethnic minority people […]



New Diaspora demographic trend opens up new avenues for mission initiatives, says CCA General Secretary

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Posted on September 26th, 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Addressing the opening session of the International Myanmar Baptist Fellowship (IMBF)’s second Mission Conference, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara stated, “The emerging new demographic trends of Asian diaspora today open new avenues and opportunities for mission and evangelism.” The CCA General Secretary...



Filipino ecumenical youth engage with HIV Advocacy and Gender Justice at CCA training

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Posted on September 25th, 2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – 27 youth representatives from churches and related organizations, governmental, and nongovernmental sectors came together to discuss the rapid proliferation of HIV and AIDS across the country. “Young People at the Center: An Ecumenical Youth Consultation on HIV and AIDS, Human Sexuality, and Gender Justice Advocacy” was the focus of the training […]



CCA Executive Committee unanimously re-elects General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara for second term


Posted on August 13th, 2019

Ruth Mathen* CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara being felicitated with a traditional ‘ulos’ Medan, Indonesia: The Moderator of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Archbishop Willem T.P. Simarmata officially announced that the CCA’s Executive Committee had unanimously voted to re-elect the CCA General Secretary, Dr Mathews George Chunakara, for a second term. Dr...



“We need to place our theology at the feet of the people of Asia” tells Roman Catholic theologian Fr. Clarence Devadass at the pan Asian theological summit


Posted on August 11th, 2019

Delivering the fourth thematic address on a sub-theme of CATS-IX,  ‘Restoration: Towards the Will of God’ on the final day, Fr. Clarence Devadass, a Roman Catholic theologian called upon Asian theologians by saying, “We need to place our theology at the feet of the people of Asia.” Revisiting the instances of restoration in the Bible, […]



Asian theologians must wrestle to develop a contextual theology of renewal and fullness of life, says Bishop Thiagarajah at CATS-IX


Posted on August 8th, 2019

“Asian theologians need to develop a more relevant theology in order to address the burden of poverty and injustices, and lead communities towards renewal and the fullness of life in congruence with being people reconciled in Christ,” said Bishop Dr Daniel Thiagarajah. Delivering the third thematic presentation at the Congress of Asian Theologians’ Ninth Summit […]


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