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Philippines’ Anti-Terrorism Act is reminiscent of the dark history of martial law era, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 22 July 2020

A demonstration against the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines by Church groups (Photo by Basilio Sepe) CHIANG MAI: The Philippines’ new ‘Anti-Terrorism Act’, which took effect on Saturday, 18 July 2020, is reminiscent of the use of repressive force and human rights violations of the dark history of martial law era, stated the General Secretary […]

 

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Christian Conference of Asia greets its former President Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan on his 90th birthday

Posted on 26 June 2020

Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan (middle) leading the thanksgiving service at the CCA Diamond Jubilee celebration held in Yangon, Myanmar in October 2017 together with Asian and global ecumenical leaders. Others in the photo from left to right: Rev. Khamphone Kounthapanya (Laos), CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara, Ephorus Emeritus Dr S.A.E. Nababan (Indonesia), […]

 

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CCA reiterates commitment to accompany Korean churches in their struggle for reconcilation and reunification

Posted on 18 June 2020

In a solidarity message on the occasion of the 70th memorial of the Korean War and its accompanying pilgrimage of healing and unification, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) reiterated its commitment of solidarity with the people of the Korean peninsula in their struggle for justice, reconciliation, and reunification of the Korean peninsula. The CCA […]

 

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Racism and inequality anywhere in the world are threats to humanity, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 16 June 2020

Source: ”Des Moines Protests George Floyd Murder’  accessed from Wikimedia Commons The brutal murder and ongoing atrocities perpetrated against African Americans and other marginalised communities of colour in the United States of America by police are alarming. The subsequent response unleashed through massive protest movements across the country are clear evidences of frustration...

 

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Community-led sustainable agriculture is key to secure food sovereignty, experts affirm at CCA webinar

Posted on 30 May 2020

* Ruth Mathen Participants (partial view) of the CCA’s virtual conference on ‘Will COVID-19 Worsen Food Insecurity in Asia?’  CHIANG MAI, 28 MAY 2020: “Community-led sustainable agriculture is the key to securing food sovereignty in Asia. As agriculture, livelihood, and food security are intertwined, it is vital to construct the right structures, infrastructures, and incentives

 

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Experts to analyse impact of COVID-19 on Food Insecurity in Asia at CCA Virtual Conference

Posted on 27 May 2020

Panellists of the CCA Webinar on ‘Will COVID-19 Worsen Food Insecurity in Asia?’ The sixth and final in the first phase of a series of virtual conferences (webinars) initiated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic will focus on the theme, ‘Will COVID-19 Worsen Food Insecurity in Asia?’. […]

 

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Thousands across the world pray in unison at CCA’s Asia Sunday; ‘God, Heal Us as We are Vulnerable’

Posted on 25 May 2020

Ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders from across Asia facilitating the CCA Asia Sunday 2020 online worship In lieu of the shutdown of churches across Asia under COVID-19 containment measures, in a unique, first-of-its-kind online worship service organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in observance of the Asia Sunday, thousands of people prayed in unison […]

 

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“Articulation of COVID-19’s gendered impacts will have to aid gender-sensitive post-pandemic recovery policies,” advocate panellists of CCA’s online conference

Posted on 23 May 2020

*Ruth Mathen CHIANG MAI, 21 MAY 2020: The fifth virtual conference hosted and facilitated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) on ‘The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Women in Asia: Vital Needs and Post-Crisis Recovery’ affirmed, “The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected women around the world, and the urgent and pressing needs of […]

 

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CCA General Secretary expresses sympathy for those affected by Cyclone Amphan

Posted on 23 May 2020

The General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, expressed sympathy and grief for those affected by Cyclone Amphan that struck on 20 May 2020. Affecting the Bay of Bengal region, the catastrophic cyclone has killed 84 people and has ravaged many cities and districts along the east coast of […]

 

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“Children must be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery and response,” say panellists of CCA virtual conference

Posted on 21 May 2020

*Ruth Mathen Participants (partial view) of the CCA’s virtual conference on ‘Upholding the Dignity and Rights of Children amidst the  COVID-19 Crisis’ CHIANG MAI, 19 MAY 2020: “Children have the right to be protected from all forms of discrimination, exploitation and violence. The impacts of COVID-19 containment measures, school closures, and increased stress on families...

 

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