WCRC Condemns Abduction of Children in Cameroon

2018. november 07., tags: rch, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

On Sunday, 4 November, nearly 80 children and three staff members were kidnapped from Presbyterian School Bamenda by armed men in northwest Cameroon. This was the second kidnapping of students within the week.

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. 

WCRC Executive Committee met in Seoul

2018. május 17., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The Executive Committee of the WCRC adopted a strategic plan to guide the work and witness of the organization through 2024. Representing Europe, Diána Erdélyi, ecumenical secretary of RCH, also attended the meeting.

A Light of Hope and Peace

2018. április 19., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), Middle East, middle east, rch, partnership

WCRC President, Rev. Najla Kassab visited Hungary for the first time to attend the WCRC Europe Area Council meeting. During her stay in Hungary, Rev. Kassab attended various meetings and met with officials of the government, as well as leadership of the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC).

In Solidarity with Syria

2017. december 14., tags: syria, partnership, middle east, Middle East, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

A delegation of the Reformed Church in Hungary recently paid a solidarity visit to Reformed Churches in Lebanon and Syria. Read the reflection from Diana Erdélyi, member of the delegation and RCH ecumenical secretary.

WCRC Leadership Creates a Bold Vision for the Future

2017. július 11., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), partership

Every seven years the World Communion of World Churches hosts its General Council, a gathering of reformed churches from around the world. This year’s gathering was held in Leipzig, Germany and many representatives from the RCH were in attendance. 

Solidarity Across the Continent

2017. június 23., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), reformation jubilee, pertnership

Members of the European Reformed church family send messages of support and reformation to the Hungarian church as the WCRC General Council draws closer. To strengthen the network of Reformed churches in Europe, leaders from denominations in Ireland and Italy, as well as a WCRC representative, gathered to share inspirational words of wisdom with the RCH. 

Share the Light

2016. december 21., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

In this week leading up to the celebration of the birth of our Saviour we cannot turn away from the continuing turbulence and unbridled violence ravaging our world, writes Chris Ferguson as he, on behalf of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, calls to prayer for peace.

WCRC Europe Addresses Migration

2016. november 23., tags: refugee, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The unprecedented flood of refugees into Europe prompted the Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Europe (WCRC Europe) to create a “Task Force on Migration and Refugee” to explore appropriate responses to the crisis.

WCRC Europe's Task Force on Migration

2016. november 10., tags: wcrc europe, refugee minisry, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), refugee

After its second meeting in Katerini, Greece the WCRC Europe's Task Force issued the following statement on Migration. 

Lovingly Challenging

2016. július 12., tags: wcrc, chris ferguson, general convent, WCRC, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

Rev Chris Ferguson, General Secretary of the WCRC, was recently invited to address the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Churches in Slovakia and then continued on to Budapest to talk with the RCH about ecumenical accompaniment and the vital work of the church in the wider world.

General Convent met in Slovakia

2016. július 01., tags: confession, Hungarian Reformed Church (hrc), hungarian reformed church (hrc), general convent, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church announced in its meeting in Kosice, Slovakia that a new translation of the Second Helvetic Confession is on its way. Rev Chris Ferguson, General Secretary of WCRC, was also present at the meeting to address the plenary on matters of joint importance to the HRC and the WCRC.

WCRC Statement on the Referendum on Britain’s Membership of the EU

2016. június 27., tags: referendum, brexit, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

In light of the recent UK Referendum vote, the RCH stands in solidarity with the WCRC and our partners in the UK, especially our sister church – the Church of Scotland. The RCH is aware of their unending commitment to the wider European continent and we are still bound together as one in Jesus Christ. The following is an official statement from the WCRC on the Referendum on Britain’s Membership of the EU that the RCH fully supports.

Message from Greece

2016. március 22., tags: greek evangelical church, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), refugee

As the migration situation in Europe does not seem to be waning anytime soon, reformed church leaders have continued their commitment to show solidarity for those fleeing to the European Union from conflict zones. As part of the European solidarity, Sabine Dreßler of the Reformed Alliance in Germany talked to Rev. Dimitrios Boukis, general secretary of the Evangelical Church of Greece, about challenges facing not only his church but all of those in Europe. The message posted on WCRC website is clear: The Church should become a real solution.

Mission in Secularized Contexts Seminar

2016. február 23., tags: world council of churches (wcc), world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

Representatives of different Christian traditions analyze the challenges for mission in secularized contexts during a seminar 22-26 February in Berekfürdő, Hungary. RCH's former Presiding Bishop, Rector Gusztáv Bölcskei as member of WCC Central Comittee also attends and participates.

Consultation on Human Trafficking

2015. november 05., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

About twenty delegates and experts from European churches and social organizations met from October 22nd to October 24th in Hanover to discuss the difficult topic of human trafficking. The invitation of this consultation came from the European Area of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Reformierter Bund in Germany. On behalf of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Rev. Aaron Stevens attended the consultation, who is the minister at St Columba's Church of Scotland in Budapest, English-speaking congregation of RCH.

Solidarity Visit to Zagreb Strenghtens Ties

2015. szeptember 30., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), reformed christian church in coratia (rccc), reformed christian church in serbia (rccs), solidarity, Solidarity

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 World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) that are distinct minorities in their own countries.

WCRC Letter on the Refugee Crisis

2015. szeptember 09., tags: refugee ministry, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), refugee

The WCRC sent a letter to its member churches on the refugee crisis in Europe, referring also to the Hungarian situation.

Youth Event Builds Trust Across Nations

2015. augusztus 03., tags: world communion of reformed churches (wcrc), starpoint, festival, youth

The Starpoint Reformed Youth Festival saw 3,000 Reformed Christian youth from all over the world gather in Tata, Hungary, the third week of July to share their love for life, music, fellowship and God. Duncan MacLean IV, who has been a communications intern at the World Communion of Reformed Churches this summer, attended. He reported on the event on WCRC's website.

Ecumenical Journey for Mission Continues

2015. június 01., tags: protestant church in the netherlands (pcn), evangelical church of czech bretheren (eccb), partnership, visit, world communion of reformed churches (wcrc)

The Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH), the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) and the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren (ECCB) came together in Budapest on 19th-21st of May for an exchange program hosted by the Reformed Church in Hungary.

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