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CCA Urges Prayers for Indonesian Quake Victims

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Posted on October 1st, 2018

With a continuously rising death toll, it is feared that more than 800 people are dead and hundreds more are missing or trapped beneath ruined buildings in a 7.4 magnitude earthquake which hit district Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong, the coastal city of Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday 28 September 2018. While offering prayers […]

 

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CCA extends Centennial Greetings to the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China

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Posted on September 30th, 2018

As the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China (HKCCCC) marks 100 years of its mission and witness at a Thanksgiving Holy Communion service and commemorative event on 29th September, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) extended centennial greetings and best wishes. The centennial thanksgiving service held at the Asia World Expo […]

 

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Asia consultation urges CCA to initiate regional network on child rights advocacy

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Posted on September 21st, 2018

Participants after a Workshop Session on the final day A representative group of Asian churches that participated in the Asia regional consultation on upholding the dignity and rights of children proposed that the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) initiate and facilitate an Asia regional ecumenical advocacy network on dignity and rights of Children. In responding […]

 

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Increased synergy required for upholding the dignity and rights of children in Asia

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Posted on September 18th, 2018

As vast number of children in Asia are increasingly become victims of complex problems, a new way of working together with increased synergy to uphold the dignity and rights of children at all levels is required, stated Archbishop Willem T.P Simarmata, moderator of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA). In his inaugural address at the […]

 

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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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