“Calm words and a clear framework are needed.” We continued the conversation with the colleagues of RCH Refugee Ministry about the events of the last few months.
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."
On the 16th of October, the Youth Prayer Night in the Carpathian Basin was held for the fifth time. The goal of the vigil was for the youth to experience unity in their own communities.
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.
Between the 25th and 27th of October, the Reformed Church in Hungary held a National Roma Mission Conference titled “You blessed us, You redeemed us, You welcomed us into your country.”
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!
The Presidium of the General Convent issued a statement on the European migration crisis on 11th November 2015.
Today 35 bishops and church leaders from 20 countries gathered in Munich, Germany to discuss the refugee situation and the role of the churches in Europe.
The international refugee crisis will be the focus of a consultation to be held on 29 October in Munich, Germany.
Tamas Fabiny of the Lutheran Church in Hungary spoke with members of a delegation from the WCC during their visit to Budapest.
In the recent weeks the delegation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada has visited partner churches in Romania, Ukraine and Hungary.
U.S.Teenagers Retell Refugees' Stories
Last May American students did their missions trip in Budapest with RCH Refugee Ministry and learned about refugees' ways of life and the turbulent situations that forced them to flee.
Week of Creation
CEC consultation on Pilgrimage for climate justice and the UN Climate conference in Paris, November 2015
CEC has shared a press release on its consultation on Pilgrimage for climate justice and the UN Climate conference in Paris. An RCH delegation led by the Vice-Lay President of our Synod was also present.
The Reformed Theological University of Debrecen welcomed Peter Bukowski, the former moderator of the German Reformed Alliance, as an honorary doctor.
A delegation of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church District visited Istanbul and met with His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
On 18 and 19 November, members of RCH Synod met for the second ordianry session since the New Synod was constituted in April 2015.
In October, a conference organized by the Protestant Federation of Journalists (PRÚSZ) under the title "What was given by the Reformation to Europe or the World?" took place at Károli Gáspár University of RCH.
About twenty delegates and experts from European churches and social organizations met from October 22nd to October 24th in Hanover to discuss the difficult topic of human trafficking.