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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 […]



CCA delegation participates in the United Nation’s 65th Commission on the Status of Women

Posted on 8 April 2021

An eight-member delegation representing the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) participated in the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW–65) of the United Nations (UN) from 15–26 March 2021. The CSW is a global intergovernmental body that focuses exclusively on the promotion of gender equality and the inclusion of women in all walks of […]



CCA urges Asian churches to promote a culture of health and healing

Posted on 7 April 2021

In a statement released on the occasion of the observance of World Health Day–2021, the CCA General Secretary, Dr Mathews George Chunakara said that churches in Asia should promote health-seeking behaviour and take on more responsibilities in their mission and witness towards health and healing. Dr Mathews George Chunakara also highlighted the role of churches […]



General Secretaries of WCC and CCA “affirm the sanctity of life” in Myanmar

Posted on 1 April 2021

Liturgical dancer carries candles during the opening procession of the Asia Mission Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, October 2017. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/WCC In a joint statement on 31 March, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed profound dismay at the ongoing violence and the brutal attacks by military and […]



Community engagements needed to protect the right to safe water in Asia, affirms CCA webinar on World Water Day

Posted on 24 March 2021

*Ruth Mathen At a webinar on ‘Decreased Access to Safe Water in Asia: Challenges to Human Security’ organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in conjunction with World Water Day–2021 on 22 March 2021, a panel of experts affirmed, “Community engagement and awareness is the need of the hour to defend the right to […]


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