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Timor Leste Prime Minister applauds ecumenical accompaniment and solidarity during the country’s long years of struggle for right to self-determination

Posted on 3 October 2022

CCA General Secretary Dr. Mathews George Chunakara receives a gift from Timor Leste Prime Minister José Maria Vasconcelos Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, José Maria Vasconcelos, in an audience with CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara, applauded the solidarity and accompaniment of the worldwide ecumenical family, especially the Christian Conference...

 

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CCA Trains Ecumenical Enablers in Timor Leste

Posted on 3 October 2022

Participants of the CCA’s Ecumenical Enablers Training Programme in Dili, East Timor A training programme organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) for enabling the pastors and church workers in Timor Leste was held from 21 to 22 September at the headquarters of the Synod of the Igreja Protestante iha Timor Loro Sa’e (IPTL) […]

 

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High prevalence of gender-based violence a major challenge in Timor Leste, observe participants of CCA programme

Posted on 3 October 2022

Participants in session at the CCA’s Ecumenical Women’s Action Against Violence (EWAAV) Programme in Dili, East Timor Dili (Timor-Leste): The high prevalence of gender-based violence, especially domestic violence, in Timor Leste is considered to be a major challenge for the long-term conflict-ridden Southeast Asian country. This was the experience shared by the participants of a...

 

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CCA’s month-long Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)-2022 is to begin focusing on the theme, ‘God of Hope, Sustain Your Creation in Harmony’

Posted on 17 September 2022

  AEI–2022: God of Hope, Sustain Your Creation in Harmony The Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), the annual ecumenical leadership development training programme of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), will be held from 19 September to 14 October 2022. The theme of AEI–2022 is ‘God of Hope, Sustain Your Creation in Harmony’. Due to the […]

 

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CCA observes Asia Sunday 2022 at CCA headquarters in Thailand

Posted on 23 August 2022

The staff members stationed at the CCA Headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand This year’s Asia Sunday was observed on 21 August 2022, on the theme ‘Christ’s love reconciles and unites’. The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) member churches and ecumenical councils observed Asia Sunday in their respective localities. The staff members stationed at the CCA […]

 

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Indonesian church and ecumenical leader Rev. Simon Tarigan passes away

Posted on 23 August 2022

Rev. Simon Tarigan The Rev. Simon Tarigan, a prominent Indonesian church and ecumenical leader and the former General Secretary of the Karo Batak Protestant Church (GBKP), passed away on 13 August 2022 at Sukamakmur, Indonesia. He was 67. Rev. Simon Tarigan served two terms, from 2005 to 2010, and from 2010 to 2015, as General […]

 

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CCA trains Asian youth leaders as Young Ambassadors of Peace

Posted on 17 August 2022

YAPA–2022 participants on the Payap University Campus, the venue of the programme The week-long training programme, Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA), organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), was held from 7 to 14 August 2022 at the CCA Headquarters, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The focus of the YAPA–2022 was ‘Youth as […]

 

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Sri Lanka’s alarming crises of economic bankruptcy, political turmoil, and social upheaval warrant international intervention, opines CCA’s ecumenical solidarity team

Posted on 9 August 2022

Ecumenical solidarity team meets with inter-religious leaders in Sri Lanka An ecumenical pastoral solidarity team that visited Sri Lanka from 3 to 7 August 2022, organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), expressed alarm over the deep economic crisis that led to unprecedented political turbulence and social upheaval in Sri Lanka; members observed that […]

 

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Churches in Southeast Asia region strategise advocacy measures to uphold rights and dignity of people living with HIV and AIDS

Posted on 9 August 2022

Participants in a workshop session at the Southeast Asia capacity-building programme of ATCHHA, 2-4 August 2022 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organised a capacity-building programme for pastors and lay leaders from churches and ecumenical councils in Southeast Asia who are involved in HIV and AIDS advocacy and ministries.  The programme was held from 2 […]

 

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Asia Sunday–2022 focuses on theme ‘Christ’s Love Reconciles and Unites’

Posted on 2 August 2022

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will observe the Asia Sunday–2022 on the theme ‘Christ’s Love Reconciles and Unites’. This year, Asia Sunday will be observed on 21 August 2022. Although Asia Sunday is annually observed on the Sunday before Pentecost, this year Asia Sunday is being organised in the run-up to the 11th Assembly […]

 

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