Growing Partnership in the Middle East

Growing Partnership in the Middle East

Through many years of mutual collaboration, the partnership of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Reformed churches in the Middle East only grows stronger. A highlight of this long-standing partnership is the recent visit of Syrian church leaders to discuss opportunities of further cooperation.

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

You cannot say “I’m not a racist but Roma people…”

Kép: You cannot say “I’m not a racist but Roma people…”

Over the past three and a half years, Ágnes Nyeső has become the face of the National Roma Ministry of RCH as its mission coordinator, but now she takes on a new role as school chaplain at three institutions.

God’s Kingdom Visible in Education

Colleagues of the Reformed Church in Hungary’s Roma Mission and HEKS-RCH joint project organized a workshop on the Inclusive Reformed Primary Schools at the Synod Office.

Clinging to the talented ones like a thistle

In the primary school of Véménd, there are two groups of mostly Roma children, supported by HEKS (Swiss Interchurch Aid) for more than a year, where there has been an exemplary gifted children’s program.

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!

Starpoint 2019

Kép: Starpoint 2019
The 2019 Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival will be held on 23-27 July in Debrecen, focusing on the theme "Unity".

Migrants in Hungary

Stop Hotspot Approach, Create Safe Passages

Church asylum experts gathered in Athens to look critically at current European Asylum policies. Senior staff members of RCH’s refugee integration ministry were in attendance, including Dóra Kanizsai, head of the Ministry and vice-moderator of CCME.

Recognition of Kalunba Graduates

Kép: Recognition of Kalunba Graduates

In recognition of the recent graduates of the Interpretation course, there was a small ceremony, following a charity concert featuring internationally renowned guitarist, Ayman Jarjour in support of Kalunba Social Services Ltd.

Is Europe giving up its Values?

What can we learn from research studies on immigration? What religious and cultural differences exist between Europe and the Islamic world? An Interview reflecting on the theme of the Conference of Reformed Intellectuals, focusing on migration.


News

Strengthening Inter-Congregational Solidarity

Kép: Strengthening Inter-Congregational Solidarity

Deputy Lay President Sándor Veres has been elected to be the new Lay President of the Danubian Reformed Church District. Sándor Veres feels that while he is grateful for the support he has received, he will have some big shoes to fill. His goal in his work is to strengthen solidarity among congregations.

Former Bishop of Transylvanian Church District passes away

Rev. Géza Pap, former Bishop of the Transylvanian Reformed Church District, suddenly passed away on 13 November 2018.

Cherish the Church

Kép: Cherish the Church

On the last Sunday of October, Reformed congregations collect offerings for a seeded cause following the decision of the Synod. The selected congregation for 2018 is the Reformed Congregation in Kesznyéten, where the church has been in a non-usable condition for ten years. The offerings will go towards restoring the church so that the congregation may celebrate Sunday worship there again.

The History of Reformation in Hungary

Nicholas T. Parsons provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the history of the Reformation in Hungary. He reflects on the exhibition, “Grammar and Grace,” that was temporarily held in the Hungarian National Museum in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.

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.