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CCA advocates for disability inclusion in post-COVID-19 world on International Day of Persons with Disabilities–2020

Posted on 3 December 2020

  CHIANG MAI: A public statement released by the General Secretary of the CCA, Dr Mathews George Chunakara, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)–2020, advocated for disability inclusion to be inculcated in the design of the post-COVID-19 world. The General Secretary stated that the theme of IDPD–2020, “Building Back […]

 

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AEI–2020 students affirm commitments to justice and pledge to serve their communities

Posted on 2 December 2020

Students of AEI–2020 (partial only) CHIANG MAI: At the end of the month-long annual ecumenical formation and leadership training, the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the 36 students from across Asia who attended it collectively affirmed their commitments to faith and justice in all forms and also pledged to […]

 

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Historic virtual meeting of CCA Executive Committee takes major decisions

Posted on 2 December 2020

CCA Executive Committee Meeting-2020 CHIANG MAI:  The annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), adhering to the “new normal”, met virtually on 27–28 November 2020. This was the first time in the history of the CCA that a high-level meeting was conducted entirely online and took several major decisions, […]

 

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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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