Hungary

The Reformed Church in Hungary, with two million members, is the largest Protestant church in Hungary. It maintains its firm commitment to the Reformed tradition established in central Europe in the earliest days of the Reformation, and subsequently defended against threats from other faiths, most recently from Marxist atheism. The traditional emphasis of the Reformed Church in Hungary on the importance of education has fixed its priority concern now ΓÇô despite the diminished resources left by the period of communist rule ΓÇô on enhancing the work of its four theological schools and restoring a network of secondary church schools throughout the country. Another concern is to provide practical and moral support to the minority ethnic Hungarian Reformed Churches in all the countries surrounding Hungary. Pray for: The church to find creative responses to the new opportunities which have followed the collapse of communism. A growing commitment to reconciliation and cooperation to overcome historic tensions between Hungary and neighboring countries, especially Romania and Slovakia, where ethnic Hungarian minorities feel the pressure of discrimination and injustice. Mission Personnel Coralyn Medyesy Instructor in the Teacher Training Facility of Gaspar Karoli Reformed University Laslo Medyesy Professor of Theology, Gaspar Karoli Reformed University Zoltan Szucs Professor of Theology, Gaspar Karoli Reformed University Partners Reformed Church in Hungary

Hungary is located in Central Europe, northwest of Romania.                 

The Reformed Church in Hungary, with two million members, is the largest Protestant church in Hungary. It maintains its firm commitment to the Reformed tradition established in central Europe in the earliest days of the Reformation, and subsequently defended against threats from other faiths, most recently from Marxist atheism. The traditional emphasis of the Reformed Church in Hungary on the importance of education has fixed its priority concern now – despite the diminished resources left by the period of communist rule – on enhancing the work of its four theological schools and restoring a network of secondary church schools throughout the country. Another concern is to provide practical and moral support to the minority ethnic Hungarian Reformed Churches in all the countries surrounding Hungary.

Pray for: The church to find creative responses to the new opportunities which have followed the collapse of communism.

A growing commitment to reconciliation and cooperation to overcome historic tensions between Hungary and neighboring countries, especially Romania and Slovakia, where ethnic Hungarian minorities feel the pressure of discrimination and injustice. 

Population (2014 est) – 9,919,128

Area – 57,810mi

Capital – Budapest

Ethnic Background

Hungarian - 92.3%

Roma - 1.9%

Other or unknown - 5.8%

Exports - machinery and equipment, other manufactures, food products, raw materials, fuels and electricity

Imports - machinery and equipment, other manufactures, fuels and electricity, food products, raw materials

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 72 years     F 79 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 5.09 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 1%


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