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Asian church leaders search for grassroots perspective on Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace

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Posted on September 13th, 2018

   (Reported by WCC News/12 September 2018) General secretaries and other high-ranking national church leaders from nine Asian countries gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 4-7 September to pave the way for a coherent and well-coordinated Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) Asia Focus-2019. Convened jointly by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and the […]

 

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Former CCA General Secretary Bishop John V Samuel Passes Away

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Posted on August 30th, 2018

It is with profound grief that we received the sad news of the demise of Bishop John Victor Samuel, a former General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA). He passed away in Multan, Pakistan in the early hours of 30 August 2018. He was 87 years old. The funeral will be held in Multan […]

 

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The legacy and commitment of the Senate of Serampore College (University) unparalleled, says CCA General Secretary

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Posted on August 28th, 2018

“The legacy and contribution of the Serampore College and the Senate of Serampore (University) over the past two centuries in nurturing theological education and ecumenical formation are unparalleled in Asia,” stated the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) Dr. Mathews George Chunakara. While extending CCA’s felicitation and greetings during the commemoration of...

 

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Asia Regional Consultation Discusses Church’s Role in Addressing Concerns on HIV/ AIDS, Human Sexuality and Reproductive Health

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Posted on August 21st, 2018

An Asia Regional Consultation organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) on ‘HIV / AIDS, Human Sexuality and Reproductive Health’ explored possibilities of creating space for churches in Asia to discuss and be in dialogue with each other  on concerns related to HIV and AIDS, human sexuality and reproductive health that include aspects of […]

 

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CCA Urges Prayers and Solidarity with Victims of Floods in Kerala

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Posted on August 20th, 2018

The State of Kerala in India is currently experiencing a devastating situation due to heavy floods, unprecedented scale of torrential rains, overflowing of rivers and lakes, release of waters from dams and a series of massive landslides. Hundreds have been killed and several thousands have been displaced and rendered homeless. While the official death toll […]

 

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Ecumenical consultation affirms Christians to be sensitive to other faiths

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Posted on August 16th, 2018

participants of the International Consultation An international ecumenical consultation on ‘Wider Ecumenism as Prophetic Witness’ affirmed that “Christians have to recognize God’s image in adherents of all religious traditions and Asian Christians must be sensitive to the tremendous contributions the other religions are still making to the shaping of Asian culture”. Jointly organised by...

 

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Asian Ecumenical Institute participants experience the plight of displaced people in refugee camp

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Posted on August 8th, 2018

Asian Ecumenical Institute Participants’ Visit to Refugee Camp on Thailand-Myanmar Border An experience of living together with refugees inside a camp on the Thailand- Myanmar border helped the participants of the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) to learn more about the ground reality of the refugees who experience the disgraceful humanitarian calamity of suffering and displacement....

 

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CCA offers prayers for the victims of earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia

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Posted on August 6th, 2018

As a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, in West Nusa Tenggara, on Sunday 5 August, the Christian Conference of Asia General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara offered prayers for the victims and their families. At least 91 people are now known to have died and hundreds of people have been wounded. The […]

 

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CCA invites Applications for ‘Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia’ (YAPA)-2018

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Posted on August 2nd, 2018

YAPA-2017 students @ Workshop Session The third session of the Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA), organized annually by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) to train prospective young peace activists, will take place from 14 to 20 October 2018.   The week-long training intends to train and empower a cadre of young peace […]

 

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CCA Urges Churches to Combat Trafficking in Persons

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Posted on July 30th, 2018

As the United Nations (U.N) calls to observe today, 30 July 2018 as World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) urges its member churches and councils to make every effort to combat human trafficking in their respective situations in Asia. In recognition of the U.N’s World Day against Trafficking in Persons, […]

 

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