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CCA mourns the passing away of Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, a doyen among Asian ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders

Posted on 18 October 2020

His Beatitude Most Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma One of Asia’s most eminent ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders, Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, a former president of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), passed away at 2:38 AM on 18 October 2020 at Tiruvalla, Kerala, in India, at the age of 89. In a condolence message […]

 

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CCA and WCC virtual prayer service focusses on World Food Day and the right to food for all

Posted on 16 October 2020

Ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders from CCA and WCC member constituencies at the World Food Day-2020 online prayer service CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) jointly organised an online prayer service on World Food Day, 16 October 2020. The online prayer service, with the participation of representatives […]

 

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CCA General Secretary denounces armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region

Posted on 16 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: The General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, denounced in the strongest terms the ongoing armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region, home to 150,000 people, has already witnessed over 300 casualties comprising both soldiers and civilians. In a statement […]

 

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The right to food requires as much advocacy as other human rights issues, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 15 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: In a statement issued by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the General Secretary of the CCA, Dr Mathews George Chunakara stated that the theme of World Food Day–2020, ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together’, highlighted the necessity of joint and collaborative actions to mitigate food insecurity and called for global solidarity in the efforts […]

 

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WCC and CCA to observe World Food Day prayer service on 16 October 2020

Posted on 14 October 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will co-host an online prayer service on World Food Day, 16 October 2020, together with the World Council of Churches (WCC). The prayer service, facilitated by the representatives of WCC and CCA from the Asia and Pacific regions, will take place on 16 October 2020, Friday, at 11 AM […]

 

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CCA’s message on World Mental Health Day—2020 calls for Asian churches to address mental health issues and be a caring community

Posted on 9 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: On World Mental Health Day, which this year falls on 10 October 2020, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) calls for Asian churches to show their commitment as a caring community by being ‘first responders’ to address mental health issues in their own contexts, and become instruments through whom God can declare: “I […]

 

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Wider partnerships and systemic efforts at grassroots are essential to combat trafficking in women and girls in Asia

Posted on 2 October 2020

*Ruth Mathen Participants (partial view) of the CCA’s virtual conference on ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combatting Trafficking in Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’ CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: The virtual conference organised and facilitated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) entitled ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combatting Trafficking in  Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’...

 

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Webinar on ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combating Trafficking in Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’

Posted on 26 September 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will organise a webinar titled ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combating Trafficking in Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’ as part of its efforts to highlight human trafficking and modern-day slavery that have been exacerbated since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled for Thursday 1 October 2020 from 12:00 […]

 

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CCA’s message on World Alzheimer’s Day reminds Asian churches the need for more dementia friendly communities

Posted on 20 September 2020

CHIANG MAI: On the ‘World Alzheimer’s Day’ which will fall on 21 September 2020, the Christian Conference of Asia reminds Asian churches that “Our World Needs More Dementia Friendly Communities”.  In a special message issued by CCA General Secretary, Asian churches are encouraged to facilitate their local congregations to initiate Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups.  “One...

 

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International Convocation affirms defence of human rights in the Philippines

Posted on 18 September 2020

An international convocation held on 17 September 2020 to defend the struggle against the ongoing violations of human rights reiterated commitments to intensify its accompaniment of and solidarity with the Filipino people and called on churches and ecumenical organisations as well as all people of goodwill within and outside the Philippines to do the same. […]

 

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