As a minister for families she also deals with homemaking. Katalin Novák, Goodwill Ambassador of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid introduced us into her spiritual home and shared her thoughts about faith, mission and education.
All over Hungary, from Mátészalka to Zsámbék, from Szeged to Encs, new Reformed kindergartens were inaugurated and groundbreaking ceremonies were held last month, within the framework of the National Kindergarten Development Programme.
Lilla Vad joined the staff team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid in February 2009 as the coordinator of the Bridge of Love program. During her more than a decade of service, she has experienced the growth of the organization and the multiplication of tasks.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) would make Christmas brighter for more than nine thousand families and elderly people living under difficult circumstances. Several relief actions have been launched, which can be joined by donating items, granting wishes to needy children or donating money.
The Hungarian Reformed Church Aid, answering the call of the Presbyterian Church in Pakistan, launched a two-week donation campaign to support the humanitarian program offering help to Afghan refugees in the country.
Mind az istentiszteleteken, mind pedig az egyházi és iskolai rendezvényeken viseljenek maszkot a résztvevők – ezt kéri a Magyarországi Református Egyház Zsinatának Elnökségi Tanácsa. Emellett arra biztatnak mindenkit, aki még nem vette fel az oltást, hogy mihamarabb tegye meg önmaga és a környezete biztonságáért.
The delegation of the István Wáli Reformed Roma Special College visited Italy, together with representatives from other similar institutions. The joint trip marked the tenth anniversary of the Network. Participants also had the opportunity to meet Pope Francis.
Every year, on the last Sunday of October, the RCH church members dedicate their offering to support the renovation of church buildings of a single congregation selected by the leadership of the four Church Districts and confirmed by the Synod of RCH.
The news of children dying of starvation or homeless people freezing to death deeply sadden and trouble all people of good will and create a sense of helplessness. In Hungary too, there are many disadvantaged families who do not have warm or even cold food on the table every day.
It is heartening to see that our church has diverse and hopeful programmes in the area of youth ministry, but we seldom talk about the ways we can provide examples to younger generations with our personal lives. Report about the annual conference of the National Reformed Roma Ministry.
The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland had invited representatives of its partner churches in Central and Eastern Europe, including RCH, to discuss together the joint responsibility of Churches in Europe in promoting democracy.
On behalf of the World Communion of Reformed Churches the Collegial General Secretariat, in a letter of solidarity, expressed its concerns over latest developments in the process of Church property restitution in Romania.
The religious differences between Western and Eastern Europe, the relationship between faith and Europeanness and the power of religion to preserve nations were also discussed at an international conference held in Debrecen last week.
One might shrug shoulders arguing that a single case does not allow us to draw far-reaching conclusions. But all the signs seem to support the assumption that restitution of Hungarian properties in Romania is no longer a legal issue, but rather a political one.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Christian Roma Colleges Network, a large delegation travelled to Rome to represent the organisation, where Pope Francis received the Hungarian Church leaders and the Roma Students.
The spirit of László Ravasz as well as the results of his building and development work are just as much alive today as the painful wound caused by a mistake he made. István Bogárdi Szabó, former Bishop of the Danubian Reformed Church District, about one of the most outstanding members of the “great generation of his predecessors”.
The bishop is “extremely friendly, a pleasant talking companion, with no sign of a brooding scholar in an ivory tower; his presentation and remarks are full of discreet and succinct humour.” Reflection commemorating the centenary of the inauguration Bishop László Ravasz.