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Asian ecumenical leader Dr Soritua Nababan awarded ’Mesrop Mashtots’ medal by Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia

Posted on 4 February 2020

Asian ecumenical leader Dr Soritua Albert Ernest Nababan has been awarded the St Mesrop Mashtots medal by the Armenian Church Catholicos of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I. In the presence of prominent global ecumenical leaders as well as representatives of the Armenian community who were present at the special event held at the Armenian Catholicosate […]



CCA expresses grief on demise of prominent Indonesian Muslim cleric, Salahuddin Wahid

Posted on 4 February 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed grief on the demise of Salahuddin Wahid, a prominent Muslim cleric and defender of democracy in Indonesia. Known for his commitment to promoting religious tolerance and harmony as well as interreligious cooperation, Wahid headed Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) with more than 80 million members. He […]



Asian interfaith actions proposed at interfaith consultation on strengthening HIV and AIDS advocacy in Asia

Posted on 31 January 2020

Participants at the Interfaith Consultation on Strengthening HIV and AIDS Advocacy in Asia CHIANG MAI, Thailand: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organised a regional consultation to intensify interfaith HIV and AIDS advocacy collaborations in Asia. Held at the CCA headquarters from 27–31 January 2020, twenty-five participants representing different faith-based organisations (FBOs) and...



CCA General Secretary expresses concern over the ongoing natural disasters in Asia

Posted on 17 January 2020

While expressing sympathy with the people in recent natural disaster-affected areas in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and appealing to churches and people of goodwill around the world to pray for all affected communities, the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara urged for the pressing need to respond actively to the impending climate crisis […]



Ecumenical Diakonia must prioritise its agenda in responding to emerging issues and be prophetic, transformative, and justice-seeking

Posted on 9 December 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: A refresher training for diaconal mission agencies of churches and related organisations facilitated jointly by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) focused on the churches’ participation and mission in prophetic diakonia within the Asian context. A coherent and coordinated approach to churches’ engagement in prophetic […]



WCC–CCA Consultation affirms evangelism and missional witness should emphasize the gift of shalom and liberation received from God

Posted on 6 December 2019

The greatest challenge of Christian witness – how evangelism could best relate the good news to people in pluralistically diverse contexts in Asia – was the question propounded by the participants of the WCC-CCA Consultation on ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’. In a communique adopted towards the end of the week-long consultation, […]



Evangelization needs to be understood in the context of wider ecumenism, says Metropolitan Gabriel Mar Gregorios

Posted on 3 December 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: “Evangelization should be accompanied by signs of the Kingdom, acts of love and compassion, miracles of faith, symbolic acts repudiating values of the world and evangelization need to be understood in the context of wider ecumenism”, said Metropolitan Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, a prominent Orthodox theologian from India on the third day […]



WCC-CCA Consultation discusses ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’

Posted on 2 December 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: An international consultation on ‘Evangelism and Missional Witness in a Multi-religious Asia’ being organized jointly by the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) started with analyzing the emerging trends in evangelism and mission in Asia’s multi-religious contexts. The discussions of the first part of the week-long […]



World AIDS Day, 1 December 2019 Message from Christian Conference of Asia

Posted on 1 December 2019

HIV is a multidimensional issue with social, political and economic aspects impacting the strength and sustainability of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations around the world. Despite the many advances we witness in combating the spread of HIV and AIDS in the world, we still stand amidst a turbulent yet transformational time. There […]


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