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“Are Churches in Asia getting more fragmented and disunited than ever before?” asks CCA General Secretary

Posted on 18 October 2019

CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara addresses church and ecumenical leaders in Dhaka, Bangladesh DHAKA, Bangladesh: “In today’s world of changing religious configurations, Christian churches cannot remain fragmented or be diametrically opposed to each other in the name of denominations or dogmatic arguments; but need to be stimulated by the faith and witness that […]

 

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The plight of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar Camps is a shame on humanity, says Mathews George Chunakara

Posted on 18 October 2019

CCA Solidarity Visit Team with Rohingya refugee children at a Child-Friendly Space (CFS) in a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar COX’s BAZAR, Bangladesh: Christian Conference of Asia’s General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh and stated that the manner in which Rohingya ethnic minority people […]

 

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New Diaspora demographic trend opens up new avenues for mission initiatives, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 26 September 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Addressing the opening session of the International Myanmar Baptist Fellowship (IMBF)’s second Mission Conference, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara stated, “The emerging new demographic trends of Asian diaspora today open new avenues and opportunities for mission and evangelism.” The CCA General Secretary...

 

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Filipino ecumenical youth engage with HIV Advocacy and Gender Justice at CCA training

Posted on 25 September 2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – 27 youth representatives from churches and related organizations, governmental, and nongovernmental sectors came together to discuss the rapid proliferation of HIV and AIDS across the country. “Young People at the Center: An Ecumenical Youth Consultation on HIV and AIDS, Human Sexuality, and Gender Justice Advocacy” was the focus of the training […]

 

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CCA Executive Committee unanimously re-elects General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara for second term

Posted on 13 August 2019

Ruth Mathen* CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara being felicitated with a traditional ‘ulos’ Medan, Indonesia: The Moderator of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Archbishop Willem T.P. Simarmata officially announced that the CCA’s Executive Committee had unanimously voted to re-elect the CCA General Secretary, Dr Mathews George Chunakara, for a second term. Dr...

 

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“We need to place our theology at the feet of the people of Asia” tells Roman Catholic theologian Fr. Clarence Devadass at the pan Asian theological summit

Posted on 11 August 2019

Delivering the fourth thematic address on a sub-theme of CATS-IX,  ‘Restoration: Towards the Will of God’ on the final day, Fr. Clarence Devadass, a Roman Catholic theologian called upon Asian theologians by saying, “We need to place our theology at the feet of the people of Asia.” Revisiting the instances of restoration in the Bible, […]

 

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Asian theologians must wrestle to develop a contextual theology of renewal and fullness of life, says Bishop Thiagarajah at CATS-IX

Posted on 8 August 2019

“Asian theologians need to develop a more relevant theology in order to address the burden of poverty and injustices, and lead communities towards renewal and the fullness of life in congruence with being people reconciled in Christ,” said Bishop Dr Daniel Thiagarajah. Delivering the third thematic presentation at the Congress of Asian Theologians’ Ninth Summit […]

 

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Interfaith leaders deliberate on Reconciliation, Renewal, and Restoration through the lenses of Asian religious values

Posted on 8 August 2019

(from left to right): Ms Isabella Novsima, H.G. Ven. Mahamuni Sritha Mahagatha, Dr Mathews George Chunakara, Ven. Dr Phramaha Boonchuay, Prof. Dr Katimin Four religious leaders affirmed and underscored that the fullness of life, dignity of creation, forgiveness, and reconciliation form the essence of the values and ethos of all four major Asian religions – […]

 

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‘Resistance hermeneutics’ and ‘resistance theology’ can be a powerful tool in recovering life-sustaining indigenous worldviews, tells Filipino woman theologian at CATS-IX

Posted on 7 August 2019

“Resistance hermeneutics’ and ‘resistance theology’ can be powerful tools in recovering life-giving and life-sustaining indigenous worldviews that can provide an alternate lens in re-examining dominant theologies and doing contextual theology”, stated Filipino woman theologian Dr Lily Apura at the Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS)-IX being held in Medan, Indonesia. Delivering the...

 

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“Reconciliation is the objective work of God through Christ to re-establish the broken relationship,” says Orthodox theologian Dr Kuriakose Mor Theophilose

Posted on 7 August 2019

The first day of the Congress of Asian Theologians being held in Medan, Indonesia witnessed varying reflections on the theme, ‘Reconciliation, Renewal, and Restoration: Divine Imperative and Human Indicative’. Delivering the first thematic presentation, Dr Kuriakose Mor Theophilose Metropolitan, a prominent Orthodox theologian and a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World...

 

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