HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

2018. november 26., tags: refugee ministry, Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (hrca), kalunba, hungarian reformed church aid (HRCA), hungarian reformed church aid (hrca), Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA), refugee

A few Saturdays ago, on 17 November, Kalunba Social Services Ltd. hosted doctors from the emergency medical team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) and offered free health check for Kalunba beneficiaries.

Recognition of Kalunba Graduates

2018. október 02., tags: ayman jarjour, refugee, Middle East, middle east, refugee ministry

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?

2018. szeptember 05., tags: refugee, reformed intellectuals, migration, interview

What can we learn from research studies on immigration? In this day and age, is any and all movement of people happening to the detriment of the Christian world? What religious and cultural differences exist between Europe and the Islamic world? It is such questions that Hanga Horváth-Sántha, senior researcher at the Migration Research Institute, and Nikoletta Incze, researcher at the Center for the Study of Political Islam deal with during their work. They were present at the Conference of Reformed Intellectuals in Szárszó, where we talked to them about the current situation regarding Islam and Western culture.

Reformed Gathering in Szárszó

2018. augusztus 26., tags: refugee, migration

The Conference of Reformed Intellectuals opened its gate once again in Balatonszárszó from 23-26 August 2018. The conference focused on immigration and emigration.

WCRC Reaffirms Rights of Migrants

2018. július 08., tags: refugee, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The WCRC is gravely concerned with the denial of the fundamental human rights of refugees and those seeking asylum at various borders across the world. 

Erasmus+ TUT Meeting in Budapest

2018. június 25., tags: refugee, refugee minstry, erasmus+ project

The RCH hosted the Erasmus+ TUT project meeting in Budapest, taking the lead by introducing the extensive work with refugees being done in Hungary. Participants also continued discussions of the future of the project.

Those who died on the journey of hope

2018. június 18., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the Hungarian Sant'Egidio Community invites Christians to remember those fellow human beings who ’died on the journey of hope.

RCH Presiding Bishop visits Jordan

2018. április 24., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

Rev. István Szabó, the Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Church in Hungary, accompanied the Hungarian Minister of Justice on his official visit to Jordan. During their stay, they visited Christian communities, as well as shared conversations of terrorism and international cooperation.

WCRC Europe Council met in Budapest

2018. április 17., tags: Middle East, refugee, middle east, wolrd communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Europe gathered for its annual meeting to conclude certain projects and gain direction for ongoing and future programs. Highlights of the meeting included the President’s report, the report of the Task Force on Migration and Refugees, and the election of the new Steering Committee of the Council.

Hungarian Refugee Open Choir opens in Hungary

2018. március 21., tags: scottish mission, refugee ministry, Scottish Mission, refugee

The Hungarian Refugee Open Choir is dedicated to being a place for everyone, a place of tolerance for differing political and/or religious views. A couple weeks ago, the choir opened its doors and began its first rehearsals.

Scholarship for Christians from the Middle East

2018. március 01., tags: middle east, Middle East, scholarship, refugee

The Hungarian Government invites young adults from the Middle East to apply for the Scholarship Program for Christian Young People.

The Widow’s Offering

2018. február 13., tags: middle east, interview, Middle East, reformed church in subcarpathia, refugee

“We are doing everything in our power to ensure that Christianity does not disappear from its cradle of two thousand years,” said Tristan Azbej, Deputy State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, when interviewed by, adding that they are also seeking ways to enable Syrian Protestants to stay in their homeland.

CTS group visiting Central Europe

2018. február 01., tags: Columbia Theological Seminary (CTS), partnership, refugee ministry, columbia theological seminary (cts), refugee

On 11 January 2018, a student group from Columbia Theological Seminary visited the Synod Office. The group was introduced to the various ministries of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Hungarian elderly help refugees find new purpose

2018. január 08., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

In caring for others, refugees leave traumas behind and gain new friends in ‘sceptical’ Hungary.

New Co-operation in Holistic Mission

2017. december 03., tags: refugee, VEM

The Secretary General of the United Evangelical Mission (VEM), Germany, met with the representatives of our Church between 11 and 14 November and considered joint responsibility in mission co-operation and public responsibility.

#LiveTheBorder. Churches took an ecumenical stance exploring migration issues

2017. október 10., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

“Living and Witnessing the Border”, an international conference held from 30 September – 4 October in Palermo and Lampedusa, gathered a hundred participants from churches and ecumenical organizations from Europe and the US, including the WCRC Task Force on Migration and its member representing the Reformed CHurch in Hungary,

Hungary would like to be a refuge for persecuted Christians

2017. október 02., tags: refugee, refugee ministry

“Hungary would like to be a refuge for persecuted Christians”, Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog said on Friday in Budapest.

Integration Country Program in Full Swing

2017. szeptember 13., tags: heks, HEKS, refugee ministry, refugee

In February 2017, the RCH and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS/EPER) cooperated on a Country Program for Hungary, making refugee integration one of the main priorities. As the school year begins, the HEKS/EPER-funded project is in full swing, helping children at an after-school program and sensitizing the wider church about issues surrounding human migration.

Indispensable Help for Refugees

2017. augusztus 28., tags: refugee, Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA), hungarian reformed church aid (hrca), interview, hungarian reformed church aid (HRCA), refugee ministry

The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) helps refugees in Hungary by paying regular visits to the transit zones in Röszke and Tompa and also the refugee camp in Nyírbátor. They not only help with supplying food, but they have also enlarged the library, organized sports events and provided spiritual support. Christian refugees are arriving in Hungary in increasing numbers – the opportunity to talk to fellow Christians, or even pastors, is a relief for them. We asked Márton Juhász, the managing director (CEO) of HRCA, to tell us more about their services for refugees.

Living Into God’s Vision

2017. július 13., tags: scottish mission, refugee ministry, Scottish Mission, refugee

A local congregation again partnered with the RCH’s Refugee Integration non-profit to put on a superb English camp at the end of July. The camp brought together a diverse group of children and adults and was a life-changing experience for all of them.

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