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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 […]



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 […]



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...



‘Scheduled Caste status to Dalit Christians is a need of the hour’, affirms the Christian Conference of Asia

Posted on 13 August 2020

As the Dalit Christians in India have been continuing their struggle for justice over the last 70 years, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) extends support to their ongoing advocacy efforts and expresses solidarity to all those who are engaged in the struggle to earn the Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Christians. While endorsing the […]



Applications invited for ecumenical formation and leadership development through virtual training: Asian Ecumenical Institute–2020

Posted on 10 August 2020

Prof. Dr Wesley Ariarajah lectures at an AEI–2019 session The Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), an annual ecumenical training programme of CCA, will be conducted this year through a virtual (online) platform. AEI has been providing opportunities for students throughout Asia since 2016 to learn about emerging trends in ecumenism and the ecumenical movement under the […]



CCA grieves for victims of explosion in Beirut, Lebanon

Posted on 6 August 2020

A visual of the recent explosion in Beirut. Photograph by Karim Sokhn. CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) has expressed its deep sympathy for the victims of the explosion in Beirut and the victims’ families. A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, 4 August 2020, flattening much of the city’s port and damaging […]



Philippines’ Anti-Terrorism Act is reminiscent of the dark history of martial law era, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 22 July 2020

A demonstration against the Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines by Church groups (Photo by Basilio Sepe) CHIANG MAI: The Philippines’ new ‘Anti-Terrorism Act’, which took effect on Saturday, 18 July 2020, is reminiscent of the use of repressive force and human rights violations of the dark history of martial law era, stated the General Secretary […]



Christian Conference of Asia greets its former President Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan on his 90th birthday

Posted on 26 June 2020

Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan (middle) leading the thanksgiving service at the CCA Diamond Jubilee celebration held in Yangon, Myanmar in October 2017 together with Asian and global ecumenical leaders. Others in the photo from left to right: Rev. Khamphone Kounthapanya (Laos), CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara, Ephorus Emeritus Dr S.A.E. Nababan (Indonesia), […]



CCA reiterates commitment to accompany Korean churches in their struggle for reconcilation and reunification

Posted on 18 June 2020

In a solidarity message on the occasion of the 70th memorial of the Korean War and its accompanying pilgrimage of healing and unification, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) reiterated its commitment of solidarity with the people of the Korean peninsula in their struggle for justice, reconciliation, and reunification of the Korean peninsula. The CCA […]



Racism and inequality anywhere in the world are threats to humanity, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 16 June 2020

Source: ”Des Moines Protests George Floyd Murder’  accessed from Wikimedia Commons The brutal murder and ongoing atrocities perpetrated against African Americans and other marginalised communities of colour in the United States of America by police are alarming. The subsequent response unleashed through massive protest movements across the country are clear evidences of frustration...


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