Looking back at 2014

Looking back at 2014

We ushered in the New Year full of thanksgiving for the things that happened within the Reformed Church in Hungary. Looking back at 2014, some of the highlights...

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

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.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Interviews

RCH Scholarship Program: Enabling Cross-Cultural Learning

Nurturing future generations of pastors is an important task for any church denomination. In the RCH, one way this is realized is through a scholarship program where students have the opportunity to study abroad for a year.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

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.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

Roma Ministry

Roma Ministry: Frequently Asked Questions

Where do reformed Roma live? Gypsies don’t have a unified religion. They generally adopt the dominant religion of their location, hence all the types of Roma living in Hungary, for example in Bulgaria both Christians and Muslims can be found.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with sister churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical (Relations) Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Support shown to Reformed church in Ukraine

Kép: Support shown to Reformed church in Ukraine
A WCRC Europe delegation on a solidarity visit to the Reformed Church in Transcarpathia were deeply impressed by the work of the church in the face of immense challenges.

Ukraine

Bitter Christmas in Ukraine

War. The Christmas of the people living in Sub-Carpathia is shadowed by tension, fear, bitterness and inflation. The war is still going on in the Eastern parts of Ukraine and at many Christmas tables the seats of the male members of the family will be empty. Local people would like peace for Christmas.

Székely Mikó High School

Human Rights Alert Issued about Re-nationalization of Székely Mikó High School

The New York based Hungarian Human Rights Foundation issued an Alert in regard to the case of the Székely Mikó High School on 4th December. The only hope for fair decision rests in the European Court of Human Rights.

News

Hungarian Reformed Pastor's Son appointed to UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change

Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Janos Pasztor, son of the well-known Hungarian Reformed Pastor and Theologian as Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change.

Thinking Outside the Box

Hungarian-American Church Planting Project Launched in the Debrecen Reformed University Congregation

International Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue Meeting in Berekfürdő

Representatives of classical Pentecostal Chuches and the WCRC met in the House of Reconciliation (Megbékélés Háza) Reformed Conference Centre in Berekfürdő, Hungary.

Food for life at Christmas

With its Christmas campaign "Give food to give life" the Reformed Church Aid wants to raise the issue of malnutrition of children, a widespread social phenomenon in Hungary, where 40% of the minors under the age of seven live in poverty.

10th Year Anniversary of the Accra Confession from Hungarian Perspective

In light of the 10th Anniversary of the Accra Confession, which was adopted by the World Alliance of Reformed Churches' 24th General Council, we share some of our commentaries on the document that not only highlights our thoughts, but also sheds some light on our position on the document.

Election Results Published

All the four church districts announced the official results of the Elections. In three of them the current leadership was re-elected. In Debrecen the outgoing Bishop Gusztáv Bölcskei will be succeeded by the current rector Károly Fekete. The Presiding Bishop for the next six year period will be elected on 25th February 2015, at the first meeting of new General Synod.

Contact us

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Address

Ecumenical Office

Reformed Church in Hungary

1146 Budapest

Abonyi utca 21

PO Box: 1140-Budapest, 70, Pf. 5

Phone: + 36 1 460 0708

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu


Global Mission blog

We encourage you to follow our GM intern's blog during her time in Hungary.