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CCA’s second virtual conference to highlight ‘Churches in Asia Responding to COVID-19 Crisis’

Posted on 3 May 2020

  The second in a series of virtual conferences (webinars) initiated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic will focus on ‘Churches in Asia Responding to COVID-19 Crisis’, and will be held on Thursday, 7 May 2020 from 12:00 to 14:00 (12 PM to 2 PM) Bangkok […]



Migrant workers bear the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis and its growing impacts, observe CCA webinar panellists

Posted on 1 May 2020

Ruth Mathen Participants (partial view) of the CCA’s virtual conference on ‘Plight of Migrant Workers amidst COVID-19 Crisis’  (Photo: Jay Roy Tipayan, CCA) CHIANG MAI | 30 April 2020: “Among the most vulnerable in wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Asia and the Arabian Gulf are migrant workers – especially those who are semi-skilled […]



CCA’s webinar to discuss plight of migrant workers amidst COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on 29 April 2020

The global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a host of critical issues including the plight of millions of migrant workers within and beyond the borders of every nation. Lockdown situations have left them stranded and unable to return to their homes and resulted in losing their jobs and livelihoods. The Christian […]



CCA initiates webinars on COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on 24 April 2020

As the novel COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the world, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) affirmed its ongoing commitment to involve and work with a greater number of churches, related organisations, other faith communities, and governmental and non-governmental organisations. As part of its advocacy efforts, the CCA has planned a series of webinars and online […]



Statement on Increasing Acts of Racism and Stigmatisation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on 24 April 2020

  Statement on Increasing Acts of Racism and Stigmatisation during the COVID-19 Pandemic After a spike in the outbreak of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, racism has reared its ugly head. The COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan, China in December 2019 has led to an increase in acts of xenophobia, discrimination, violence, […]



Postponement of CCA programmes and major events due to COVID-19

Posted on 30 March 2020

In the context of the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has decided to postpone a series of scheduled programmes and meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and elsewhere, as well as the CCA’s 15th General Assembly which was scheduled to take place from 3 to 10 September 2020. Announcing the decision […]



Ecumenical Organisations around the world affirm to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 27 March 2020

GENEVA (WCC NEWS) / CHIANG MAI (CCA NEWS): In a historic joint pastoral statement released on 26 March 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Regional Ecumenical Organizations (REOs) including the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) affirmed the urgency of standing together to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time ever, […]



CCA mourns the passing away of two Asian ecumenists

Posted on 23 March 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) mourns the passing away of two prominent Asian ecumenists, Thomas Baroi (Bangladesh Baptist Church Sangha) and Dr Saramma Varghese (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church in India). Both entered into eternal rest on Sunday, 22 March 2020 after battling illnesses for over a year. Dr  Saramma Varghese (64) served as the […]



Asia Sunday-2020 focuses on the theme ‘God, Heal Us as We are Vulnerable’

Posted on 13 March 2020

  In light of the novel COVID-19, the pandemic that has infected almost all continents in the world,  the theme of Asia Sunday-2020 is ‘God, Heal Us as We are Vulnerable’. Asia Sunday is observed by the member churches and councils of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) annually on the Sunday before Pentecost. This […]



CCA affirms its commitment to uphold an ‘Equal and Enabled World’

Posted on 6 March 2020

“Ending prejudice against women is a prerequisite for securing their fundamental rights,” observed the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara in a statement released on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2020. The CCA General Secretary’s statement commented on the importance of the theme of IWD 2020, An Equal World is an Enabled World: […]


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