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WCC and CCA to observe World Food Day prayer service on 16 October 2020

Posted on 14 October 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will co-host an online prayer service on World Food Day, 16 October 2020, together with the World Council of Churches (WCC). The prayer service, facilitated by the representatives of WCC and CCA from the Asia and Pacific regions, will take place on 16 October 2020, Friday, at 11 AM […]

 

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CCA’s message on World Mental Health Day—2020 calls for Asian churches to address mental health issues and be a caring community

Posted on 9 October 2020

CHIANG MAI: On World Mental Health Day, which this year falls on 10 October 2020, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) calls for Asian churches to show their commitment as a caring community by being ‘first responders’ to address mental health issues in their own contexts, and become instruments through whom God can declare: “I […]

 

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Wider partnerships and systemic efforts at grassroots are essential to combat trafficking in women and girls in Asia

Posted on 2 October 2020

*Ruth Mathen Participants (partial view) of the CCA’s virtual conference on ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combatting Trafficking in Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’ CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: The virtual conference organised and facilitated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) entitled ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combatting Trafficking in  Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’...

 

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Webinar on ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combating Trafficking in Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’

Posted on 26 September 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will organise a webinar titled ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combating Trafficking in Women and Girls amidst COVID-19’ as part of its efforts to highlight human trafficking and modern-day slavery that have been exacerbated since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled for Thursday 1 October 2020 from 12:00 […]

 

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CCA’s message on World Alzheimer’s Day reminds Asian churches the need for more dementia friendly communities

Posted on 20 September 2020

CHIANG MAI: On the ‘World Alzheimer’s Day’ which will fall on 21 September 2020, the Christian Conference of Asia reminds Asian churches that “Our World Needs More Dementia Friendly Communities”.  In a special message issued by CCA General Secretary, Asian churches are encouraged to facilitate their local congregations to initiate Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups.  “One...

 

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International Convocation affirms defence of human rights in the Philippines

Posted on 18 September 2020

An international convocation held on 17 September 2020 to defend the struggle against the ongoing violations of human rights reiterated commitments to intensify its accompaniment of and solidarity with the Filipino people and called on churches and ecumenical organisations as well as all people of goodwill within and outside the Philippines to do the same. […]

 

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Asian churches called to be more relevant in addressing vulnerabilities of people living with HIV and AIDS

Posted on 7 September 2020

Participants of CCA online consultation on the ‘Vulnerabilities of HIV and AIDS – Challenges and Issues of Human Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Gender Discrimination’ “Asian churches must be more relevant in their health and healing ministry, especially in addressing the vulnerabilities of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV). Embracing the ‘other’ amidst vulnerability makes...

 

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Bishop David G. Pothirajulu, a committed ecumenist and missiologist, passes away

Posted on 6 September 2020

Bishop David G. Pothirajulu The Rt. Rev David Gnaniah Pothirajulu, a prominent Indian Church leader and a committed ecumenist and missiologist, passed away on Saturday 5 September 2020 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He was 84 years old. Served as a pastor, preacher, and theological educator, Pothirajulu became the third bishop of the Madurai-Ramnad Diocese of […]

 

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CCA mourns the passing away of Japanese ecumenist and peace activist Rev. SHOJI Tsutomu

Posted on 30 August 2020

Rev. Shoji Tsutomu CHIANG MAI: A veteran Japanese ecumenist and peace activist, former General Secretary of the National Christian Council in Japan (NCCJ) Rev. Shoji Tsutomu passed away on Tuesday 25 August 2020. Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, he became an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ in Japan (UCCJ), for […]

 

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Virtual consultation on Vulnerability of HIV and AIDS: Challenges and Issues of Human Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Gender Discrimination

Posted on 17 August 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites registrations and nominations from interested persons to engage in an online (virtual) consultation on ‘Vulnerability of HIV and AIDS: Challenges and Issues of Human Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Gender Discrimination’. The upcoming online ecumenical consultation will enable participants to gain skills, tools, and knowledge that will help...

 

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