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Prof. George Koshy, senior lay church and ecumenical leader in India, passes away

Posted on 18 January 2022

Prof. George Koshy, a well-known lay church and ecumenical leader in India and former General Secretary of the Church of South India (CSI), passed away on 15 January 2022 after a brief illness and hospitalisation in his native town of Kottayam, in southern India. He was 90 years old. Prof. Koshy was elected General Secretary […]

 

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Homage to the charismatic Church and Ecumenical leader in Lao PDR – The Rev. Dr Khamphone Kounthapanya

Posted on 18 January 2022

— Mathews George Chunakara* The Rev. Dr Khamphone Kounthapanya, Executive President of the Lao Evangelical Church (LEC) in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), a charismatic Asian church leader and committed ecumenist, ended his earthly sojourn and returned to heavenly abode on 3 January 2022. The renowned and charismatic church leader, Rev. Dr Khamphone […]

 

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CCA General Secretary says migrants must be recognised as “moving body of Christ” on International Migrants Day–2021

Posted on 17 December 2021

CHIANG MAI: On the occasion of International Migrants Day, which falls on 18 December, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) Dr Mathews George Chunakara called upon Asian churches to recognise migrants as the “moving body of Christ”. “While recognising the fact that the Church stands on the side of all who […]

 

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CCA General Secretary calls upon member churches and councils to be ‘moral compass of the world’ on Human Rights Day–2021

Posted on 10 December 2021

CHIANG MAI: In a statement issued on the occasion of Human Rights Day, the Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara called upon the CCA’s member churches and councils to be ‘the moral compass of the world today and demonstrate radical commitment to loving and serving one another’. Elaborating on the […]

 

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South Asian Churches resolve to revive, strengthen HIV and AIDS ministries in region

Posted on 6 December 2021

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) together with the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) organised a four-day Sub-Regional Consultation on ‘South Asian Churches Engagement with HIV and AIDS: Discerning Signs – Working Towards Informed Responses’ from 25–28 November 2021. The South Asia Sub-Regional Consultation, which was organised online, was attended by 27 participants...

 

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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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