The Presidium of the General Convent of the Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) held its meeting on the 10th-11th November in Balatonfüred. Bishops and Lay Presidents of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed Churches issued a statement on the European migration crisis urging global solution for the root causes and unconditional solidarity with all the people affected including persecuted Christians in the Middle East. (Read also the Reformed Church in Hungary's previous statement here.)
Moving past the Hostility--"Calm words and clear framework are needed." We continued the conversation with the colleagues of RCH Refugee Ministry as they shared their thoughts on the events of last few months: the general public's fear regarding migration, the importance of integration, and the work of the Ministry. U.S. Teenagers Retell Refugees' Stories in Hungary
Week of Creation: Cyclists of Hope--Bicycling for your neighbour, goes the motto of a group of Hungarian cyclists from the Carpathian Basin, who set out on bike during the Week of Creation, travelling from east to west. The cycling relay, taking place between Beregszász (Berehove, Ukraine) and Sopron, Hungary, is part of the Ecumenical Pilgrimage in Europe, whose final destination is the UN Climate Change Conference.
RCH Synod Elected New General Secretary--On 18 and 19 November, members of RCH Synod met for the second ordinary session since the new Synod was constituted in April 2015. The new General Secretary was elected. Mission co-workers represented the RCH partner churches.