WCRC Europe Council met in Budapest

WCRC Europe Council met in Budapest

The Council of WCRC Europe gathered for its annual meeting to conclude certain projects and gain direction for ongoing and future programs.

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

Dreams Do Come True

Kép: Dreams Do Come True

Special Meeting of the Christian Roma Collegium Network took place at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the 20th of January, where former and current students of the RCH's instituions were present as well.

I Stand by You

Theatre performances can overwhelm and shake the audience, all the while being educational.

Roma Mission Conference in Berekfürdő

The National Roma Mission Conference happened in Berekfürdő between October 6th and 8th.

A Little Help on the Way to Damascus

The Roma Mission of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church District and the Drop of Help Foundation for Underprivileged People participated in Family Day, a civil conference and workshop.

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!

A Light of Hope and Peace

Kép: A Light of Hope and Peace
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 HRC.

Migrants in Hungary

CCME Executive Committee meets and elects new General Secretary

The Executive Committee of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) gathered for its second meeting since its election at the CCME General Assembly 2017 from 22 to 23 March in Brussels.

Hungarian Refugee Open Choir opens in Hungary

Kép: Hungarian Refugee Open Choir opens in Hungary

An initiative for cross-cultural development has been inaugurated in Hungary with the establishment of the Hungarian Refugee Open Choir.

Scholarship for Christians from the Middle East

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

The Widow’s Offering

“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.


News

More than One Million Signatures

Kép: More than One Million Signatures

Successful Minority Safepack Initiative created a European movement for minority rights.

Politics in a Fraternal Spirit

The Reformed Church in Hungary organized a round-table event at Károli Gáspár University with the representatives of four political parties to discuss various topics.

Easter Message 2018

The Permanent Council of Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference and the Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary share a message for Easter.

Conference on World Mission and Evangelism

8-13 March 2018, the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism was held in Arusha, Tanzania, a joint conference of the International Mission Council and the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME).

Each Signature Counts

Béla Kató, Bishop of the Reformed Church District in Transylvania, believes that the Minority SafePack European Citizen’s Initiative is making a change in the case of legal uncertainty for the Hungarian minorities in Transylvania.

Simply Reformed

Kép: Simply Reformed

With their 1% pledge more than 200 000 people support annually the various ministries of RCH. The motto of this year campaign is “Simply Reformed”.

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