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Intensive two-week course, Institute on Human Rights (IHR), will commence shortly

Posted on 12 May 2021

  CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA)’s new initiative, the Institute on Human Rights (IHR), an intensive two-week course, will commence on Monday, 17 May 2021. Under the theme ‘Being Defenders of Human Rights and Human Dignity’, the training course is designed to cover a wide range of human rights topics including the […]



Asia Sunday–2021 prayer service on 16 May to focus on God who assures healing and restoration of health amidst COVID-19

Posted on 10 May 2021

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites people around the world to join the observance of Asia Sunday, which will be held this year on 16 May 2021 (Sunday) from 16:30 to 17:45 hrs Bangkok (Thailand) time. This year’s Asia Sunday will focus on the theme, “I am the God who Heals You and Restores […]



CCA mourns the passing away of Dr S.A.E Nababan, prominent Asian ecumenical leader

Posted on 9 May 2021

Dr S.A. E Nababan at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of CCA held in Yangoon, Myanmar (2017). CHIANG MAI:  Dr Soritua Albert Ernest Nababan, a former Ephorus (Archbishop) of the Huria Kristen Batak Protestan (HKBP) in Indonesia and a prominent Asian ecumenical leader who has long been a major figure in the global ecumenical movement, has […]



WCC, CCA grieve and pray with churches in India as COVID-19 surges

Posted on 6 May 2021

In a pastoral letter, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed their concern, grief, and prayerful solidarity with the churches in India as COVID-19 surges in South Asian countries. “We stand with you in solidarity and prayer in the midst of the suffering and loss of thousands of lives […]



Emeritus Metropolitan and 20th Mar Thoma Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom passes away

Posted on 5 May 2021

Former head and Emeritus Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church in India, His Eminence Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan, the 20th Mar Thoma, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, 5 May 2021, of age-related ailments. Mar Chrysostom has been at the helm of ecclesiastical and ecumenical movements for […]



Impacts of COVID-19 crisis on children must be addressed through special church ministries, recommends CCA Consultation

Posted on 5 May 2021

Participants (partial view) of the CCA’s virtual conference on “Upholding the Dignity and Rights of Children in a ‘New Normal’ Era”  CHIANG MAI: A virtual consultation organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) with the participation of a representative group of experts from across Asia recommended, “The unique challenges and needs that children and



CCA invites applications for online ‘HIV and AIDS Advocacy’ Regional Capacity Building Training

Posted on 29 April 2021

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for an online Capacity Building Training on ‘HIV and AIDS Advocacy’. The Regional Capacity Building Training will be held entirely online from 15 to 17 June 2021 and will focus on honing the skills of those who attend through a participatory learning process that will enable them […]



Recognising the massacre of Armenians as genocide helps renew commitment to combating atrocities, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 28 April 2021

Remembering the martyrs of the Armenian genocide during a Holy Eucharistic service held at the Cathedral of Armenian Church Catholicosate of Cilicia, which was organised in conjunction with the CCA Executive Committee meeting in Antelias, Lebanon in 2018 (File photo) CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) joins with millions of Armenians all over […]



Indian churches mourn the loss of two ecumenical leaders, who died of COVID-19

Posted on 26 April 2021

As the world is reeling under COVID-19 crisis and India became one of the worst-hit nations with the catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, two prominent church and ecumenical leaders have lost their lives during the past two days. Rev. Dr Prof. M. Emmanuel Thathapudi, Secretary of the Board of Theological Education of the […]



CCA mourns the passing away of former staff member, Rev. Dr Ngur Liana

Posted on 9 April 2021

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) was deeply grieved to learn of the sudden death of a former member of the staff, Rev. Dr Ngur Liana. He passed away on 8 April 2021 in Tahan-Kalaymyo, Chin State, Myanmar. Rev. Dr Ngur Liana served as a programme staff of the CCA from 2017–2020 and coordinated the […]


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