Breaking Down Barriers from Both Sides

Breaking Down Barriers from Both Sides

Both sides are needed in Roma Ministry to break down barriers, concluded the three-day international conference, organized by Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) in Budapest, in cooperation with the Reformed Church in Hungary. The meeting focused on ways of implementing ministry among Roma and Sinti and the responsibility of Churches in terms of advocacy, reconciliation, community building and diaconia.


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."

Roma Ministry

Churches Together for Roma and Sinti

Kép: Churches Together for Roma and Sinti

About 35 people gathered in Budapest from 9-11 March to reflect on the churches’ history, relationship and interaction with the Roma and Sinti communities. RCH hosted the conference.

Together for One Another

“We cannot cross out the Gospel passages in which Jesus tells us to include the excluded.” Interview about the significance of community development in Roma Ministry.

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.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with 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 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!

Commemoration, Not Closure

Kép: Commemoration, Not Closure
2020, a year dedicated to the National Unity, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Peace Treaty in Trianon/Versailles. An Interview with historian Balázs Ablonczy, head of the Trianon 100 Research Group, about legends, trauma, hopes and the consequences for the Hungarian Reformed community.

News

Pastoral Letter in the Light of the Pandemic

Kép: Pastoral Letter in the Light of the Pandemic

Bishop Dr. István Szabó sent a pastoral letter of encouragement to the ministers serving in RCH’s congregations, expressing his gratitude for the persistence and creativity of the pastors.

RCH Joins in Pope's Call for Prayer

RCH published the call on congregations to join the initiative of Pope Francis, supported by ecumenical organisations, to unite in praying the Lord’s Prayer on Wednesday, 25 March, at noon.

English Speaking Worship Services Online

Each Sunday at 11 AM (CET) the St. Columba's Church of Scotland in Budapest, the international community of RCH invites you to join the worpship service on its facebook page.

Test of Humanity and Companionship

Kép: Test of Humanity and Companionship

Reformatus.hu asked Dr. György Velkey, Director General of the Bethesda Children’s Hospital of RCH about the challenges of health care workers and ways of prevention against the pandemic.

All Church Events Suspended

Kép: All Church Events Suspended

In light of the coronavirus the Presidium of RCH requested congregations to suspend all church events with immediate effect. Beside restrictions, it calls for prayer, sobriety and responsibility.

Striving for Solidarity and Cooperation

The Presidium of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Bishop István Szabó and Lay President Pál Huszár calls for mutual solidarity on the occasion of the Year of National Cohesion.

Middle East

Scholarship for Young Christians

Károli Gáspár University of the RCH founded a scholarship scheme to provide study opportunities for young Christians from selected countries in the Middle-East, Asia and Africa.

Peacemaker from Pakistan visits Hungary

Eric Sarwar, Presbyterian minister and musician from Pakistan, serving as a musical peacemaker in an Islamic context will be visiting our Church in the coming days to deepen relationship.

Migration and Refugee

Toward a World of Neighbours

Representatives of RCH attended the visioning meeting in Malmö initiated by Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden as part of the World of Neighbours initiative.

Radical Hospitality

RCH delegation of 5 volunteers and students participates at the 18th Annual European Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable which is taking place in Malmö between 3 and 7 February.


Contact us

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu





Our church through American eyes

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.