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CCA reaffirms commitment to achieving an AIDS-free society on World AIDS Day–2020

Posted on 1 December 2020

CHIANG MAI: On the occasion of World AIDS Day–2020, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, reaffirmed the CCA’s commitment to ensuring an AIDS-free society. In light of the theme of World AIDS Day–2020, “Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility”, the General Secretary stated, “Let us take time to […]

 

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CCA calls for inspired leadership to combat sufferings of children amidst the COVID-19 pandemic on World Children’s Day–2020

Posted on 20 November 2020

CHIANG MAI: A statement released by the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, on the occasion of World Children’s Day 2020 exhorted churches and related organisations “to strengthen their pastoral services and accompaniment to children and their families by supporting any needs they may have, and weave safety […]

 

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Second week of AEI–2020 focuses on interrelatedness of earth sciences and theology to restore the creation

Posted on 16 November 2020

Students of AEI–2020 (partial only) CHIANG MAI: The second week of the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2020, organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), enabled the students to reflect on the interrelated aspects of ecumenism and its manifestations in the real world. The 38 students representing the diverse CCA constituencies from across Asia affirmed the […]

 

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CCA congratulates His Beatitude Dr Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan, newly enthroned head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church

Posted on 14 November 2020

His Beatitude Dr Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan, the 22nd Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church in India CHIANG MAI: On the occasion of His Beatitude Dr Theodosius Mar Thoma Metropolitan’s enthronement as the Malankara Mar Thoma Metropolitan on Saturday 14 November 2020, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) Dr […]

 

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“AEI–2020 is a space for unlearning and relearning,” say participants at end of first week

Posted on 9 November 2020

Students of AEI-2020 (partial only) As the first week of the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2020 came to an end, the 38 students selected from the Christian Conference of Asia’s (CCA) member constituencies from across the region expressed that they were challenged by the AEI lessons to broaden their perspectives and were refreshed in their understanding […]

 

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Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2020 set to begin

Posted on 29 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: Organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the annual Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), a month-long ecumenical formation and leadership development training course, is set to commence next week on 2 November 2020. Under the current circumstances caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the AEI–2020 will be held online. The theme of AEI–2020 […]

 

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CCA mourns the passing away of Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, a doyen among Asian ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders

Posted on 18 October 2020

His Beatitude Most Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma One of Asia’s most eminent ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders, Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, a former president of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), passed away at 2:38 AM on 18 October 2020 at Tiruvalla, Kerala, in India, at the age of 89. In a condolence message […]

 

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CCA and WCC virtual prayer service focusses on World Food Day and the right to food for all

Posted on 16 October 2020

Ecclesiastical and ecumenical leaders from CCA and WCC member constituencies at the World Food Day-2020 online prayer service CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) jointly organised an online prayer service on World Food Day, 16 October 2020. The online prayer service, with the participation of representatives […]

 

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CCA General Secretary denounces armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region

Posted on 16 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: The General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, denounced in the strongest terms the ongoing armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The region, home to 150,000 people, has already witnessed over 300 casualties comprising both soldiers and civilians. In a statement […]

 

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The right to food requires as much advocacy as other human rights issues, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 15 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: In a statement issued by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the General Secretary of the CCA, Dr Mathews George Chunakara stated that the theme of World Food Day–2020, ‘Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together’, highlighted the necessity of joint and collaborative actions to mitigate food insecurity and called for global solidarity in the efforts […]

 

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