Interview with the colleagues of RCH Refugee Ministry about the dangers of the new communication, the misconceptions about refugees and the Christian attitude towards the refugee question.
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."
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 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.
Claude Ruey, President of the Board of Trustees of HEKS paid a short visit in Hungary on June 6 and met colleagues of the Roma Ministry and Pál Huszár, Lay President of the Synod of RCH.
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!
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.
Representatives of major international ecumenical organizations visited Hungary 25-29 September to strengthen efforts in support of refugees in Europe and the Middle East.
Representatives of major international ecumenical organizations will embark on a solidarity visit to Hungary from 25 to 28 September.
St. Columba’s Church started the SOS project, aiming to provide a warm and welcoming environment where refugee families can rest for a night.
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.
The Week of Creation starts on the last Sunday of September in Hungary. During this period Churches are thinking together about energy and climate change.
With its origins in Europe, the history and traditions of the Reformation are strong across much of the continent. And yet there are member churches of the WCRC that are distinct minorities in their own countries.
Christian people are planning a pilgrimage to express their solidarity with those directly affected by climate change, and their wish to unite in protecting the environment.
“We are walking in unknown territory with this new service – this is exciting and fills us with hope” said Bishop István Bogárdi Szabó at the opening of the Adna Café.
More than seventeen thousand volunteers carried out tasks for more than one hundred thousand work-hours on the last weekend of May at the Bridge of Love, organized by the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid.