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Workshop for HEKS Supported Roma Projects

Reformed pastors and community workers of congregations who implement Roma projects supported by the Swiss Church Aid (HEKS) exchanged their experiences at a two-day interactive workshop in Budapest.

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Statement on Church Property Restitution in Romania

The General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church issued a public statement expressing serious concerns regarding recent investigation against leaders of the Reformed Church in Romania, Bishop István Csűry and Bishop Béla Kató.

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"Love Your Neighbour as Yourself"

Suicide is the third most common cause of death among 15-19 year old young people Hungary. The school year has barely started and a 16-year-old boy has already given up his life because he was bullied by his classmates. Interview with Attila Gecse, grief therapist and hospital chaplain about the Church's responsibility.

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Discorvering Local Values

Entering the life of a town is a slow process for us, which is a conscious aim of ours, as we hope to achieve organic development, says Lívia Böröcz, Head of the Development and Integration Programme of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid.

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It’s a Blessing to Always Help People

Mrs. Ferenc Gondi, host of the Morning Star After-School, an institution for Roma children in Kecskemét, is a real angel in everyday life. The National Roma Ministry of RCH recognized her ministry granting her the 2021 Reformed Roma Pedagogical Assistant of the Year Award.

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Workshop for HEKS Supported Roma Projects

Reformed pastors and community workers of congregations who implement Roma projects supported by the Swiss Church Aid (HEKS) exchanged their experiences at a two-day interactive workshop in Budapest.

It’s a Blessing to Always Help People

Mrs. Ferenc Gondi, host of the Morning Star After-School, an institution for Roma children in Kecskemét, is a real angel in everyday life. The National Roma Ministry of RCH recognized her ministry granting her the 2021 Reformed Roma Pedagogical Assistant of the Year Award.

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Migration and Refugee

Budapest - The City Of Light

Annamaria Apelt finished high school in 2019 and shortly after that she found herself in Budapest, as part of her social voluntary year. She volunteered with the Refugee Ministry of RCH, supporting the daily operation of RCH's implementing partner, the Kalunba Social Services Non-Profit.

Putting Her Plans in God’s Hands

At 23 years old Angela Canadey is serving as a coordinator for Kalunba Social Services, and member of the Churches' Commission for Migrants of Europe (CCME). Originally from Pakistan, her family fled to Hungary because of the threat their Christian faith posed to their livelihood there.

We Are Citizens Of God's Kingdom

Pakistani and Hungarian, but above all: Christian. This is how Angela Canadey, coordinator of the Refugee Ministry of RCH - who arrived in Hungary as a refugee with her family - speaks about herself.

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Christians in Minority

Journeying Together in Christ

We have been blessed in the past years by a growing partnership with the Armenian Evangelical Community in Syria. In an interview we asked Rev. Dr. Harout Selimian, president of the community, to reflect on the cooperation, the support of the Hungary Helps Program and the actual situation in the country.

The Hungarian Support Saved Reformed Schools in Lebanon

Two partner churches of the Reformed Church in Hungary (RCH) received aid through the Hungary Helps Program in the past two years, the project period closed on the end of 2020. The Hungarian help served Reformed institutions of the country which are in critical condition and made bigger investments possible.

Supporting the Near East School of Theology

During a video conference on December 22nd, the Debrecen Reformed Theological University (DRHE), the Transtibiscan Diocese and the Both Antal Theological and Cultural Foundation delivered their joint donation to the Protestant theological school in Beirut, which suffered damage in the explosions on August 4th.

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Elections 2020

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The Watershed

The church didn’t receive its mandate from the world, this is why the outgoing ministerial president of the Synod of Reformed Church in Hungary didn’t care about the expectations of society during his long service. Interview about 18 years in office with Bishop István Szabó.

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Election Almost Complete

In the past months congregations of the four Church Districts of RCH elected Bishops and Lay Presidents. The new Synod will be constituted on 17th February 2021 and will elect the Ordained and Lay President of RCH. All the candidates at a glance.

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Zoltán Balog Inaugurated as Bishop

“The consequence of forgiveness is that we can invite each other – into our congregations, our church and our Christianity” – said at his inauguration the Bishop of the Danubian Reformed Church District on January 25.

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Károly Fekete Confirmed as Bishop

The newly elected Assembly of the Transtibiscan Church District was constituted in Debrecen in form of a video conference on 30 January. Members confirmed the result of the elections and chose new officers.

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Committed to Serve in Unity

Each member of the new Synod of RCH will have a free mandate and can choose presidents and vice-presidents of the highest decisions making body freely. Communique on the election of the Presidents of RCH correcting false press statements.

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