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CCA observes Asia Sunday 2022 at CCA headquarters in Thailand

Posted on 23 August 2022

The staff members stationed at the CCA Headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand This year’s Asia Sunday was observed on 21 August 2022, on the theme ‘Christ’s love reconciles and unites’. The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) member churches and ecumenical councils observed Asia Sunday in their respective localities. The staff members stationed at the CCA […]

 

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Indonesian church and ecumenical leader Rev. Simon Tarigan passes away

Posted on 23 August 2022

Rev. Simon Tarigan The Rev. Simon Tarigan, a prominent Indonesian church and ecumenical leader and the former General Secretary of the Karo Batak Protestant Church (GBKP), passed away on 13 August 2022 at Sukamakmur, Indonesia. He was 67. Rev. Simon Tarigan served two terms, from 2005 to 2010, and from 2010 to 2015, as General […]

 

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CCA trains Asian youth leaders as Young Ambassadors of Peace

Posted on 17 August 2022

YAPA–2022 participants on the Payap University Campus, the venue of the programme The week-long training programme, Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA), organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), was held from 7 to 14 August 2022 at the CCA Headquarters, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The focus of the YAPA–2022 was ‘Youth as […]

 

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Sri Lanka’s alarming crises of economic bankruptcy, political turmoil, and social upheaval warrant international intervention, opines CCA’s ecumenical solidarity team

Posted on 9 August 2022

Ecumenical solidarity team meets with inter-religious leaders in Sri Lanka An ecumenical pastoral solidarity team that visited Sri Lanka from 3 to 7 August 2022, organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), expressed alarm over the deep economic crisis that led to unprecedented political turbulence and social upheaval in Sri Lanka; members observed that […]

 

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Churches in Southeast Asia region strategise advocacy measures to uphold rights and dignity of people living with HIV and AIDS

Posted on 9 August 2022

Participants in a workshop session at the Southeast Asia capacity-building programme of ATCHHA, 2-4 August 2022 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organised a capacity-building programme for pastors and lay leaders from churches and ecumenical councils in Southeast Asia who are involved in HIV and AIDS advocacy and ministries.  The programme was held from 2 […]

 

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Asia Sunday–2022 focuses on theme ‘Christ’s Love Reconciles and Unites’

Posted on 2 August 2022

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will observe the Asia Sunday–2022 on the theme ‘Christ’s Love Reconciles and Unites’. This year, Asia Sunday will be observed on 21 August 2022. Although Asia Sunday is annually observed on the Sunday before Pentecost, this year Asia Sunday is being organised in the run-up to the 11th Assembly […]

 

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Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI)–2022 to offer training for prospective ecumenical leaders

Posted on 14 July 2022

The month-long ecumenical course Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), designed to train prospective young Asian ecumenists and church leaders, will be held from 19 September to 14 October 2022 on the Payap University campus in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Organised annually by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the AEI has been providing opportunities for young people […]

 

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CCA to organise online memorial service in honour of Archbishop Willem T.P. Simarmata

Posted on 28 June 2022

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will organise a virtual memorial service in honour of the late lamented Archbishop (Ephorus) Willem T.P. Simarmata, who was the Moderator of the CCA, and who passed away on 17 June 2022. The online memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, at 1:00 PM Bangkok time […]

 

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CCA invites applications for ‘Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia’ (YAPA) Training

Posted on 27 June 2022

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the Young Ambassadors of Peace in Asia (YAPA) programme, which will take place in person at the CCA Headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 7 to 14 August 2022.  The week-long training programme for young prospective peace activists will focus on the theme ‘Youth as Catalysts […]

 

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Asian churches mourn passing away of CCA Moderator Archbishop Willem T.P. Simarmata

Posted on 18 June 2022

Archbishop Willem T.P. Simarmata at the CCA Executive Committee meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) deeply grieves the passing away of Ephorus (Archbishop) Willem T.P. Simarmata, the Moderator of the CCA. He passed away in the afternoon on Friday, 17 June 2022, at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, […]

 

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