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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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UN Special Rapporteur encourages Asian churches to increase engagement with UN

Posted on 13 October 2021

Participants of Asia Regional Consultation on ‘Freedom of Religion, Rights of Religious Minorities, and Constitutional Guarantees in Asia’   The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Dr Fernand de Varennes, encouraged Asian churches to increase their engagement with the UN as part of their advocacy to promote minority rights. Dr Fernand de Varennes addressed...

 

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On World Mental Health Day–2021, CCA General Secretary calls upon Asian churches to ensure provision of mental healthcare for all

Posted on 9 October 2021

In a statement released by the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara on the occasion of World Mental Health Day–2021 called upon Asian churches to ensure the provision of mental healthcare for all amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on people’s mental health and this pandemic has disrupted […]

 

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Experts call for a shared vision to strengthen dialogue and wider collaboration for protecting the rights of minorities and freedom of religion

Posted on 9 October 2021

During a panel discussion at the Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) Regional Consultation on ‘Freedom of Religion, Rights of Religious Minorities, and Constitutional Guarantees in Asia’, a group of Asian experts called for a shared vision to strengthen dialogue and wider collaboration in protecting the rights of religious minorities and their freedom of religion. Speaking […]

 

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Constitutional guarantees for freedom of religion falling short in ‘interpretation and implementation’ in Asia, opine Constitutional experts at CCA Consultation

Posted on 8 October 2021

“Although a majority of Asian countries have strong constitutional provisions and guarantees to secure their citizens’ freedom of religion and belief (FoRB), there are severe shortcomings in interpretation and implementation, or in upholding such principles in practice,” observed two legal experts on the third day of the CCA’s Asia Regional Consultation on ‘Freedom of Religion,...

 

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Interfaith leaders share new paradigms for combating religious extremism in Asia

Posted on 6 October 2021

‘Combating Resurgence of Religious Extremism in Asia: Role of Religions’ was the focus of the thematic discussions on the second day of the Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) Asia Regional Consultation on ‘Freedom of Religion, Rights of Religious Minorities, and Constitutional Guarantees in Asia’. Faith leaders belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity affirmed in...

 

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