Starting this September, it will be mandatory for all students to learn about Roma studies at the Debrecen Reformed Theological University.
In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.
Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.
For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.
Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."
The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world.
The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."
More than three hundred people gathered in the reformed church of Káposztásmegyer for the Hungarian Roma Mission’s Annual Prayer Meeting on the 9th of April.
Rev. Matthias Herren, Swiss Interchurch Aid (HEKS) secretary for Middle and Eastern Europe, along with other representatives from HEKS, recently made a trip to Hungary.
Church and Society
Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.
The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)
The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.
International Ecumenical Relations
The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.
The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.
The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.
If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!
International partners from the Presbyterian Church (USA) recently visited the RCH on a trip to trace the path of refugees through Hungary, Greece, and Germany. Now, they reflect on what they’ve learned.
International partners from the PC USA recently visited the RCH to deepen ecumenical ties between the American and Hungarian churches while tracing the path of refugees through Hungary, Greece and Germany.
Reformed church leaders continue their commitment to show solidarity for those fleeing to the EU from conflict zones. Including Rev. Boukis, General Secretary of the Greek Evangelical Church, lately interviewed by WCRC.
Refugees fleeing conflict zones are now able to gain safe passage to cooperative European member states through resettlement efforts. The NGO offshoot of the Refugee Ministry of the RCH is at the forefront of this work in Hungary.
A joint conference by the World Council of Reformed Churches and the Reformed Alliance in Germany took place in Emden, Germany between 17th-20th February. A delegation of RCH also participated.
This year’s March of the Living marked the first time that commemorative event was addressed by representatives of Hungary’s historic churches.
On the 20-21 of May, thousands of volunteers will gather together in the Carpathian Basin for the 8th edition of Bridge of Love Program – Reformed volunteer days of the Carpathian Basin.
The 95th anniversary of the YMCA Transylvania was recently celebrated at the Protestant Theological Institute of Cluj- Napoca.
The Ecumenical Council of Churches and the Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference issued a joint Message at Easter.
Three years ago, Béla Kató, Bishop of the Reformed Church District in Transylvania (Romania) was installed as Bishop at the church of the Farkas Street in Kolozsvár (Cluj). The RCH recently talked with him about many things that have happened in the last three years, like the problems of his district, the implemented steps to fix these problems, and the plans for the near future.