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CCA encourages leadership, participation of persons with disabilities in Asian churches on IDPD–2021

Posted on 2 December 2021

CHIANG MAI: In a statement released on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)–2021, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, encouraged member councils and churches to be mindful of and concerned about the special needs of people with disabilities: “It is the responsibility […]

 

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CCA encourages “bold action” against inequalities to end AIDS on World AIDS Day–2021

Posted on 30 November 2021

Chiang Mai: In a statement released on the occasion of World AIDS Day, which falls on 1 December each year, the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara observed, “Without bold action against inequalities, the world risks missing the target to end AIDS by 2030, alongside the objective of ending the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and […]

 

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CCA General Secretary encourages member churches and councils to become ‘first responders’ in efforts to combat gender-based violence on International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

Posted on 25 November 2021

CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) General Secretary, Dr Mathews George Chunakara, released a special statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which falls on 25 November each year. In the statement, the CCA General Secretary writes, “Asian churches must become ‘first responders’ in the […]

 

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Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2021 students renew commitments to strengthen wider ecumenism and walk together on the uneasy path towards the unity of all God’s creation

Posted on 24 November 2021

Students of AEI–2021 during the Valedictory session CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) annual month-long ecumenical formation and leadership training programme, the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2021, concluded with the valedictory session held on 19 November 2021. The 25 students, representing different member churches of the CCA, attended the month-long ecumenical...

 

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On World Children’s Day, CCA calls for churches’ increased attention to the physiological and psychological needs of children during transition to normalcy

Posted on 19 November 2021

CHIANG MAI: On the occasion of World Children’s Day–2021, which falls on 20 November each year, the CCA General Secretary, Dr Mathews George Chunakara, issued a special statement calling upon member churches and councils to “monitor and be vigilant about the physiological and psychological needs of children as they begin to return to school, paying […]

 

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CCA extends greetings on the occasion of the commemoration of the centenary of the International Missionary Council

Posted on 17 November 2021

A commemorative event in conjunction with the centenary of the International Missionary Council (IMC), which was founded in 1921, is being organised by the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) of the World Council of Churches (WCC), from 16 to 18 November 2021.  The International Missionary Council is the historical forerunner of the WCC’s […]

 

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Asian church leaders need to commit to and promote principles of good governance and accountability for better stewardship

Posted on 12 November 2021

Participants of Asia Regional Consultation on ‘Asian Churches Building Good Governance and Accountability in Serving Humanity’   The affirmation of the need for Asian church leaders to commit to and promote principles of good governance for better stewardship was the focus of a three-day consultation organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA). The Asia Regional […]

 

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CCA grieves the passing away of noted theological educator and activist Rev. Prof. Stephen Suleeman

Posted on 10 November 2021

In a tribute issued from Chiang Mai, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) paid its respects and expressed sympathies to the family, friends, and colleagues of noted theological educator and professor of the Jakarta Theological Seminary, Rev. Prof. Stephen Suleeman, who passed away on 8 November 2021. While expressing condolences on the untimely demise of […]

 

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CCA extends congratulations to newly enthroned head of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III

Posted on 27 October 2021

His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews III was enthroned as the Supreme Head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in India, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan. The General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia, (CCA) Dr Mathews George Chunakara, extended congratulations and prayerful wishes on behalf of the CCA. Succeeding His […]

 

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Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2021 commences

Posted on 18 October 2021

Students of AEI–2021 The Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) annual month-long ecumenical formation and leadership development training course, the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2021, commenced on 18 October 2021. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent in-person meetings in Asia, the annual programme is being conducted online. 28 young people from across Asia and beyond, selected...

 

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