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Recognising the massacre of Armenians as genocide helps renew commitment to combating atrocities, says CCA General Secretary

Posted on 28 April 2021

Remembering the martyrs of the Armenian genocide during a Holy Eucharistic service held at the Cathedral of Armenian Church Catholicosate of Cilicia, which was organised in conjunction with the CCA Executive Committee meeting in Antelias, Lebanon in 2018 (File photo) CHIANG MAI: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) joins with millions of Armenians all over […]



Indian churches mourn the loss of two ecumenical leaders, who died of COVID-19

Posted on 26 April 2021

As the world is reeling under COVID-19 crisis and India became one of the worst-hit nations with the catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, two prominent church and ecumenical leaders have lost their lives during the past two days. Rev. Dr Prof. M. Emmanuel Thathapudi, Secretary of the Board of Theological Education of the […]



CCA mourns the passing away of former staff member, Rev. Dr Ngur Liana

Posted on 9 April 2021

The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) was deeply grieved to learn of the sudden death of a former member of the staff, Rev. Dr Ngur Liana. He passed away on 8 April 2021 in Tahan-Kalaymyo, Chin State, Myanmar. Rev. Dr Ngur Liana served as a programme staff of the CCA from 2017–2020 and coordinated the […]



CCA delegation participates in the United Nation’s 65th Commission on the Status of Women

Posted on 8 April 2021

An eight-member delegation representing the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) participated in the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW–65) of the United Nations (UN) from 15–26 March 2021. The CSW is a global intergovernmental body that focuses exclusively on the promotion of gender equality and the inclusion of women in all walks of […]



CCA urges Asian churches to promote a culture of health and healing

Posted on 7 April 2021

In a statement released on the occasion of the observance of World Health Day–2021, the CCA General Secretary, Dr Mathews George Chunakara said that churches in Asia should promote health-seeking behaviour and take on more responsibilities in their mission and witness towards health and healing. Dr Mathews George Chunakara also highlighted the role of churches […]



General Secretaries of WCC and CCA “affirm the sanctity of life” in Myanmar

Posted on 1 April 2021

Liturgical dancer carries candles during the opening procession of the Asia Mission Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, October 2017. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/WCC In a joint statement on 31 March, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) expressed profound dismay at the ongoing violence and the brutal attacks by military and […]



Community engagements needed to protect the right to safe water in Asia, affirms CCA webinar on World Water Day

Posted on 24 March 2021

*Ruth Mathen At a webinar on ‘Decreased Access to Safe Water in Asia: Challenges to Human Security’ organised by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in conjunction with World Water Day–2021 on 22 March 2021, a panel of experts affirmed, “Community engagement and awareness is the need of the hour to defend the right to […]



‘Decreased Access to Safe Water and Challenges to Human Security’ will be the focus of CCA’s forthcoming webinar

Posted on 18 March 2021

A webinar entitled ‘Decreased Access to Safe Water and Challenges to Human Security’ will be facilitated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), in conjunction with the World Water Day-2021.  Scheduled for Monday 22 March from 12:00 to 14:00 (12 PM to 2 PM) Thailand time, the webinar will highlight the right to water and […]



World Council of Churches to facilitate Week of Prayer on COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on 17 March 2021

Churches and ecumenical councils across the world will join together in a week of prayer from 22–27 March 2021.  Initiated by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the week of prayer on the COVID-19 pandemic will be led by church and ecumenical leaders from WCC member churches, as well as from regional and national ecumenical […]



CCA General Secretary denounces spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

Posted on 13 March 2021

The General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), Dr Mathews George Chunakara, released a statement denouncing the extrajudicial killings and arrests in Southern Tagalog, in the Philippines. On 7 March 2021, nine social workers and human rights activists were killed by the Philippines National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines […]


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