The Calvin Connection

The Calvin Connection

Faculty members from Calvin College, a Reformed Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, reflect on the historic partnership between their university and Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Interviews

We serve the Church in its entirety

Kép: We serve the Church in its entirety

An interview with the Presiding Bishop István Szabó about major public church duties in 2016, the relaunch of the Church Revision Committee, the relationship between our Church and the state as well as the persecution of Christians.

Promise Fulfilled

An interview with the Presiding Bishop István Szabó, about the Christmas story and what it means that God started a new history with humankind through the death and resurrection of the Saviour.

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

God doesn’t want to stop at aid, He invites us all into His home

Between the 25th and 27th of September, the Reformed Church in Hungary held a National Roma Mission Conference titled “You blessed us, You redeemed us, You welcomed us into your country.”

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!

People Are Not the Religion

Kép: People Are Not the Religion
The RCH sits down with two Turkish students studying theology for the semester at Károli University to talk about Muslim-Christian relations.

Migrants in Hungary

Call for Respect of Human Rights against the Genocide in the Middle East

The Presidium of RCH welcomes and strongly supports the resolution passed in the European Parliament and the related statement of CEC regarding the persecution of religious minorities by the so-called ISIS/Da’esh.

WCC/UN conference calls for coordinated action on refugee crisis

Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy, head of the RCH Refugee Ministry, recently represented the RCH at the World Council of Churches/United Nations high level conference on the refugee crisis in europe, which took place at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva on 18-19 January.

Mapping Migration: New publication from CCME and the World Council of Churches

The RCH participated in the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) joint study, Mapping Migration: Mapping Churches’ Responses in Europe.

’For You Yourselves Were Foreigners’ - Partner Consultation in Rhineland

Prior to its Synod Meeting, the Praeses of EKiR, invited the leaders of the partner churches to a consultation on the refugee situation. The next meeting will be held in Budapest. A press release has also been issued.

An International Christmas

The RCH Refugee Ministry’s Christmas party sets a tone of community and joy for the year to come.

U.S.Teenagers Retell Refugees' Stories

Blog Series on mission trip with the RCH Refugee Ministry

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.

News

Supporting Sub-Carpathia

Kép: Supporting Sub-Carpathia

International partners stand in solidarity with the Hungarian population living in Sub-Carpathia, donating clothing items, monetary gifts, and showing their support through partnership visits.

Looking back at 2015

We look back at the last year, full of gratitude for the things that happened within the Reformed Church in Hungary during this vibrant and vital time.

72 Hours of Action

Around the country, 8,000 people joined in the ecumenical volunteer time of action called “72 hours – No Compromise” between in October.

Peter Bukowski became honorary doctor in Debrecen

The Reformed Theological University of Debrecen welcomed Peter Bukowski, the former moderator of the German Reformed Alliance, as an honorary doctor.

A Visit to Istanbul

A delegation of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church District visited Istanbul and met with His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

Contact us

Click here if you are interested in twinning.

 

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 GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time in Hungary.