Voices from the Middle East

Voices from the Middle East

As part of a developing partnership of solidarity with churches in the Middle East, four young people from the region attended this year’s Starpoint Youth Festival. During their time in Hungary they sat down to discuss their experiences in their homeland and what it was like experiencing a Christian festival of this scale in Europe.

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

God Sees Under the Surface

Kép: God Sees Under the Surface

On April 8, 2017, International Roma Day, many people gathered together in the Reformed Church in Káposztásmegyer for a day of common prayer.

Closing the Gap

Krisztina Nagy shares her first-hand experiences of Reformed schools and congregations helping disadvantaged students throughout the country.

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!

Reformation Jubilee

Hungarian Days in Wittenberg

Wittenberg, Germany will host Hungarian Days the week of August 21 as a part of their celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Migrants in Hungary

Integration Country Program in Full Swing

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.

Indispensable Help for Refugees

The Church Aid helps refugees by paying regular visits to the transit zones and the refugee camp in Nyírbátor where they supply food, organize events, and provide spiritual support.

Living Into God’s Vision

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.


News

Reformation Travels Rejuvenate Partnerships

The RCH was pleased to host a high-level delegation from the UCC from September 16-19 as they explored Europe to expand their understanding of their Reformed heritage.

Flow Like Living Water

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Korean Presbyterian community in Budapest, a joint congregation of the RCH and Presbyterian Church in Korea.

Hungary Reacts to Discriminatory Ukrainian Education Law

Ukraine has recently enacted a new piece of education legislation which will make it impossible for Hungarian minorities to receive schooling in their mother-tongue.

Communiqué regarding the Roman-Catholic Theological High School in Târgu Mureș

The Presidium of the Reformed Church in Hungary issued a statement concerning the Roman-Catholic Theological High School in Târgu Mureș answering the call of Archbishop Jakubinyi.

Reformation Today

Kép: Reformation Today

Sarah Blair, youth delegate from PC USA to the Starpoint Youth Festival of RCH shares a reflection on her time in Hungary.

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