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Statement on Increasing Acts of Racism and Stigmatisation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on 24 April 2020

  Statement on Increasing Acts of Racism and Stigmatisation during the COVID-19 Pandemic After a spike in the outbreak of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, racism has reared its ugly head. The COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019 has led to an increase in acts of xenophobia, discrimination, violence, […]

 

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Postponement of CCA programmes and major events due to COVID-19

Posted on 30 March 2020

In the context of the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has decided to postpone a series of scheduled programmes and meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and elsewhere, as well as the CCA’s 15th General Assembly which was scheduled to take place from 3 to 10 September 2020. Announcing the decision […]

 

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Ecumenical Organisations around the world affirm to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 27 March 2020

GENEVA (WCC NEWS) / CHIANG MAI (CCA NEWS): In a historic joint pastoral statement released on 26 March 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Regional Ecumenical Organizations (REOs) including the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) affirmed the urgency of standing together to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time ever, […]

 

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CCA mourns the passing away of two Asian ecumenists

Posted on 23 March 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) mourns the passing away of two prominent Asian ecumenists, Thomas Baroi (Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha) and Dr Saramma Varghese (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in India). Both entered into eternal rest on Sunday, 22 March 2020 after battling illnesses for over a year. Dr  Saramma Varghese (64) served as the […]

 

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Asia Sunday-2020 focuses on the theme ‘God, Heal Us as We are Vulnerable’

Posted on 13 March 2020

  In light of the novel COVID-19, the pandemic that has infected almost all continents in the world,  the theme of Asia Sunday-2020 is ‘God, Heal Us as We are Vulnerable’. Asia Sunday is observed by the member churches and councils of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) annually on the Sunday before Pentecost. This […]

 

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CCA affirms its commitment to uphold an ‘Equal and Enabled World’

Posted on 6 March 2020

“Ending prejudice against women is a prerequisite for securing their fundamental rights,” observed the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara in a statement released on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020. The CCA General Secretary’s statement commented on the importance of the theme of IWD 2020, An Equal World is an Enabled World: […]

 

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CCA initiates advocacy in collaboration with parliamentarians in Papua to combat HIV and AIDS

Posted on 6 March 2020

CCA staff with Papuan Members of Parliament In response to the increasing incidence of HIV and AIDS in West Papua, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) initiated advocacy efforts in combatting HIV and AIDS in the region in collaboration with members of parliament in Papua. As part of the CCA’s Action Together to Combat HIV […]

 

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CCA invites applications for HIV and AIDS Skill-building Training

Posted on 17 February 2020

Participants of HIV and AIDS Skill-building training – 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications and nominations from interested persons to be engaged in advocacy in combatting HIV and AIDS. Combatting HIV and AIDS has been a special focus of the CCA, and several skill-building and advocacy programmes have been conducted to address […]

 

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CCA invites applications and nominations for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI-2020)

Posted on 13 February 2020

Participants of the CCA’s Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), an annual month-long ecumenical training programme that focuses on the ecumenical formation and leadership development of prospective ecclesial and ecumenical leaders. The AEI-2020 will be held from 13 August to 11...

 

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Preparation for CCA’s Fifteenth General Assembly begins

Posted on 12 February 2020

Participants of CCA Assembly preparatory meeting CHIANG MAI, Thailand: Preparations for the 15th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) slated to be held from 3 to 10 September 2020 in Kovalam, India, began with the meeting of the Assembly Worship Committee. This was followed by a joint meeting with an expert group […]

 

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