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

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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 […]

 

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

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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 […]

 

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

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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 […]

 

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CCA hails the World Council of Churches on 70th Anniversary

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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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CCA Observes International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018

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Posted on May 24th, 2018

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) observed the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018 at a Sunday service held at the Chang Kham Church in Chiang Mai on 20 May 2018. The service, jointly organised by CCA and the Church of Christ in Thailand, focused on this year’s theme ‘Reflecting on our Past, Preparing for our […]

 

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Cambodian church leaders’ consultation paves the way for initiating ecumenical women’s action against violence

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Posted on May 18th, 2018

The national consultation of the representatives of churches from different provinces in Cambodia paved the way for initiating networks and coalitions of women in church and society at the grassroots to overcome violence and build peace with justice. The consultation with participants from grassroots congregations in Cambodia, organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) […]

 

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CCA condemns attacks on Churches in Surabaya, Indonesia

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Posted on May 14th, 2018

Prayer for Peace amidst violence in Surabaya The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) condemned the bomb blasts, including a suicide bombing that targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya on Sunday 13 May, in which 14 people were killed and more than 40 people wounded. Dr. Mathews George Chunakara, General Secretary of the CCA, […]

 

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Training of Nepalese church leaders in ecumenical formation and capacity building

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Posted on May 11th, 2018

While being strengthened in their faith and witness, how the minority Christians in Nepal could witness together in unity in a multi-faith society was the focus of the national ecumenical enablers’ training programme organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA). The ecumenical enablers’ training organised in collaboration with the National Council of Churches in […]

 

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CCA invites applications for the Asian Ecumenical Institute-2018

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Posted on May 9th, 2018

Participants of Asian Ecumenical Institute 2017 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the annual session of the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI- 2018). Focusing on the theme ‘Wider Ecumenism in Asia‘s Pluralistic context’, the AEI-2018 will be held from 15 July to 13 August 2018 at the Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. […]

 

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CCA Observes Asia Sunday-2018 on ‘Upholding the Dignity of the Disabled People’

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Posted on May 4th, 2018

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will observe this year’s ‘Asia Sunday’ on 13 May, on the theme, ‘Embracing the Differently Abled and Upholding Their Dignity’. The Asia Sunday is observed every year on the Sunday before the Pentecost. The General Secretary of CCA Dr. Mathews George Chunakara requested member churches, councils and ecumenical partners […]

 

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