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Final preparations underway for historic Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA) to be held in Taiwan

Posted on 13 November 2019

Preparations for the Asian Ecumenical Women’s Assembly (AEWA), the first-ever major women’s summit initiated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) to be held from 21 to 27 November 2019, are being finalized by the CCA Secretariat and the Host Committee in Taiwan. Hosted by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, a member church of CCA, […]



CCA General Secretary condemns the Philippine government’s act of ‘Red-tagging’ the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

Posted on 10 November 2019

Philippine ecumenical church leaders at a press conference in Manila; from left to right – Justice Raul Victorino (Chairperson, NCCP), Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez (Roman Catholic Church), and Rev Dr Connie Semy P. Mella “Indiscriminately labeling the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) as part of some ‘front organization’ of local ‘Communist Terrorist Groups’...



Global Energy Parliament focuses on the theme, ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’

Posted on 8 November 2019

Delegates at the 9th Global Energy Parliament CHIANG MAI, Thailand: The 9th Global Energy Parliament (GEP) focused on the theme ‘Living in Harmony with Nature’ highlighted that, “consumerist culture propagated by modern world is the root cause for devastating natural disasters the world is witnessing today.” The GEP works with the objective that, “the excessive […]



“Only an ecologically sustainable world can ensure harmonious co-existence amidst all God’s creation,” says CCA General Secretary at the opening of Eco-School- 2019

Posted on 6 November 2019

Eco-School commences with traditional lamp-lighting ceremony CHIANG MAI, Thailand: Eco-School 2019 was opened after an ecumenical worship service held at the headquarters of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Chiang Mai, Thailand with the participation of interfaith representatives from different parts of the world. Eco-School was formally inaugurated in a traditional Asian ceremony by...



CCA expresses condolences on the demise of Indian Lutheran Church leader Rev Dr Augustine Jeyakumar

Posted on 1 November 2019

Rev Dr Augustine G. Jeyakumar, an illustrious ecumenist (Photo Courtesy: NCCI) The Executive Secretary of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church of India (UELCI) and the Treasurer of the National Council of Churches of India (NCCI), Rev Dr Augustine G. Jeyakumar, passed away on 31 October 2019 in Chennai, India. Rev Dr Jeyakumar, an ordained minister […]



Churches in Asia need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of children, affirm participants of CCA-WCC Consultation

Posted on 18 October 2019

Participants of the Asia Regional Consultation at the CCA Headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand CHIANG MAI, Thailand: About forty child rights activists and representatives of churches as well as organizations working on the rights and dignity of children from various countries and regions across Asia affirmed the need to combat sexual abuse and exploitation of […]



“Are Churches in Asia getting more fragmented and disunited than ever before?” asks CCA General Secretary

Posted on 18 October 2019

CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara addresses church and ecumenical leaders in Dhaka, Bangladesh DHAKA, Bangladesh: “In today’s world of changing religious configurations, Christian churches cannot remain fragmented or be diametrically opposed to each other in the name of denominations or dogmatic arguments; but need to be stimulated by the faith and witness that […]



The plight of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar Camps is a shame on humanity, says Mathews George Chunakara

Posted on 18 October 2019

CCA Solidarity Visit Team with Rohingya refugee children at a Child-Friendly Space (CFS) in a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar COX’s BAZAR, Bangladesh: Christian Conference of Asia’s General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh and stated that the manner in which Rohingya ethnic minority people […]



New Diaspora demographic trend opens up new avenues for mission initiatives, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 26 September 2019

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Addressing the opening session of the International Myanmar Baptist Fellowship (IMBF)’s second Mission Conference, the General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara stated, “The emerging new demographic trends of Asian diaspora today open new avenues and opportunities for mission and evangelism.” The CCA General Secretary...



Filipino ecumenical youth engage with HIV Advocacy and Gender Justice at CCA training

Posted on 25 September 2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – 27 youth representatives from churches and related organizations, governmental, and nongovernmental sectors came together to discuss the rapid proliferation of HIV and AIDS across the country. “Young People at the Center: An Ecumenical Youth Consultation on HIV and AIDS, Human Sexuality, and Gender Justice Advocacy” was the focus of the training […]


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