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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 […]



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

YAPA-2017@Workshop Session

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 […]



CCA Urges Churches to Combat Trafficking in Persons


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, […]



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 […]


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