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Ecumenical movement needs renewed interfaith orientations, says renowned theologian Wesley Ariarajah


Posted on July 23rd, 2018

“The ecumenical movement needs renewed interfaith orientations when conflicting theological assumptions and presuppositions are posing challenges to authentic gospel values and Christian witness”, said  internationally renowned ecumenical theologian Dr. S. Wesley Ariarajah at the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) being held at the Payap University in...



CCA’s month-long ecumenical leadership development training commences

AEI participants & Facilitators

Posted on July 18th, 2018

AEI- 2018 participants The month-long ecumenical formation and leadership development training course, Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) 2018, organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) was inaugurated on Monday, 16 July 2018 at the CCA headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The AEI is aimed at training prospective church and ecumenical leaders in Asia. The theme […]



Young Pakistani Christians discuss on ‘Role of Youth in Nation Building’

Election Awareness Seminar

Posted on July 13th, 2018

Role of young people in nation building in Pakistan, in the context of the forthcoming general elections in the country, was the theme of a seminar held on 11 July 2018 at the National Council of Churches in Pakistan (NCCP) with the participation of young people from various churches in Pakistan.  Organised by the NCCP […]



CCA’s Skill Building Training focuses on HIV and AIDS Advocacy by Churches


Posted on July 10th, 2018

Participants of the Skill Building Workshop on Churches Effective Response on HIV & AIDS in South Asia Sub-region The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organized a skill-building training workshop for prospective facilitators of HIV and AIDS advocacy from churches and related organizations in South Asia. Organized in collaboration with the National Council of Churches in […]



CCA Expresses Concern over the Plight of Missionaries in the Philippines


Posted on July 6th, 2018

  UMC Global Mission Fellows in the Philippines- Adam Shaw, Miracle Osman and Tawanda Chandiwana Upon being cognizant of the new developments regarding the cases involving three foreign United Methodist Church (UMC) missionaries in the Philippines, the CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara responded that the right of foreign missionaries to freedom of movement […]



CCA’s Efforts at Nurturing Ecumenism in Asia will Bear Fruit, Says CCA General Secretary


Posted on July 4th, 2018

Ecumenism is “hope in action”, hence the current realities of stagnation or uncertainty in the ecumenical movement in general are not a permanent fixture, observed Dr. Mathews George Chunakara, the General Secretary of CCA in his report to the Executive Committee meeting being held at Antelias, Lebanon. The CCA General Secretary expressed the hope that […]



CCA Executive Committee Opens with Calls for a Wider and Contextual Ecumenism


Posted on July 2nd, 2018

Ecumenism tells us that we cannot live in isolation and that we should engage in existential dialogue; “for Jesus Christ, for the Church, there are no boundaries, so for ecumenism there shouldn’t be any boundaries,” said His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Holy See of Cilicia, in a special session […]



CCA Outlines Its Engagement with the Asian Diaspora in the Arabian Gulf


Posted on July 1st, 2018

Reiterating its commitment towards the Asian Diaspora of the member churches of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in the Arabian Gulf countries, a pastoral solidarity team visited the United Arab Emirates and met  with the  representatives of the Diaspora of the Asian churches. The solidarity team comprised 13 executive committee members and staff of […]



“Prophetic Witnessing of Embracing the Stranger is a Liberative Engagement”, affirms the AMC national follow-up consultation.


Posted on June 25th, 2018

“Our task is to open the closed doors to embrace the strangers, which is a liberative engagement. Contextually, the re-interpretation towards embracing the stranger is not an option, but a theological mandate to meet the needs”, affirmed  the participants of  a  national follow-up consultation of the Asia Mission Conference (AMC) -2017  of  the Christian Conference […]



CCA hails the World Council of Churches on 70th Anniversary


Posted on June 24th, 2018

  “Ever since the founding of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in 1957, both CCA and the World Council of Churches (WCC) have been journeying together in our common goal of mission in unity and witness, and building peace with justice”, observed CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara in a message conveyed to […]


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