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CCA initiates advocacy in collaboration with parliamentarians in Papua to combat HIV and AIDS

Posted on 6 March 2020

CCA staff with Papuan Members of Parliament In response to the increasing incidence of HIV and AIDS in West Papua, the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) initiated advocacy efforts in combatting HIV and AIDS in the region in collaboration with members of parliament in Papua. As part of the CCA’s Action Together to Combat HIV […]



CCA invites applications for HIV and AIDS Skill-building Training

Posted on 17 February 2020

Participants of HIV and AIDS Skill-building training – 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications and nominations from interested persons to be engaged in advocacy in combatting HIV and AIDS. Combatting HIV and AIDS has been a special focus of the CCA, and several skill-building and advocacy programmes have been conducted to address […]



CCA invites applications and nominations for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI-2020)

Posted on 13 February 2020

Participants of the CCA’s Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI) – 2019 The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) invites applications for the Asian Ecumenical Institute (AEI), an annual month-long ecumenical training programme that focuses on the ecumenical formation and leadership development of prospective ecclesial and ecumenical leaders. The AEI-2020 will be held from 13 August to 11...



Preparation for CCA’s Fifteenth General Assembly begins

Posted on 12 February 2020

Participants of CCA Assembly preparatory meeting CHIANG MAI, Thailand: Preparations for the 15th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) slated to be held from 3 to 10 September 2020 in Kovalam, India, began with the meeting of the Assembly Worship Committee. This was followed by a joint meeting with an expert group […]



Asian ecumenical leader Dr Soritua Nababan awarded ’Mesrop Mashtots’ medal by Armenian Catholicos of Cilicia

Posted on 4 February 2020

Asian ecumenical leader Dr Soritua Albert Ernest Nababan has been awarded the St Mesrop Mashtots medal by the Armenian Church Catholicos of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I. In the presence of prominent global ecumenical leaders as well as representatives of the Armenian community who were present at the special event held at the Armenian Catholicosate […]



CCA expresses grief on demise of prominent Indonesian Muslim cleric, Salahuddin Wahid

Posted on 4 February 2020

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed grief on the demise of Salahuddin Wahid, a prominent Muslim cleric and defender of democracy in Indonesia. Known for his commitment to promoting religious tolerance and harmony as well as interreligious cooperation, Wahid headed Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) with more than 80 million members. He […]



Asian interfaith actions proposed at interfaith consultation on strengthening HIV and AIDS advocacy in Asia

Posted on 31 January 2020

Participants at the Interfaith Consultation on Strengthening HIV and AIDS Advocacy in Asia CHIANG MAI, Thailand: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) organised a regional consultation to intensify interfaith HIV and AIDS advocacy collaborations in Asia. Held at the CCA headquarters from 27–31 January 2020, twenty-five participants representing different faith-based organisations (FBOs) and...



CCA General Secretary expresses concern over the ongoing natural disasters in Asia

Posted on 17 January 2020

While expressing sympathy with the people in recent natural disaster-affected areas in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and appealing to churches and people of goodwill around the world to pray for all affected communities, the CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara urged for the pressing need to respond actively to the impending climate crisis […]



Ecumenical Diakonia must prioritise its agenda in responding to emerging issues and be prophetic, transformative, and justice-seeking

Posted on 9 December 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: A refresher training for diaconal mission agencies of churches and related organisations facilitated jointly by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) focused on the churches’ participation and mission in prophetic diakonia within the Asian context. A coherent and coordinated approach to churches’ engagement in prophetic […]


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