No Life is Barren – a Reformed Roma Mission conference
The dialogue between cultures, the role of education in integration, the relationship of church and the Roma community, as well as job creation were among the topics discussed by the participants of the Roma mission consultation held at the Budapest office of the Reformed Church of Hungary. The event was organised by the Mission and Foreign Offices of RCH, and was one of the Reformed Church’s several programmes related to the rotating Hungarian EU presidency.
The conference was opened with a worship led by József Steinbach, Transdanubian Bishop. In his sermon, based on Psalm 113, he talked about the God we need to praise, and also how and why we need to praise Him. One of the bishop’s remarks resurfaced several times during the day: referring to the words of the psalm, the bishop emphasised that no life is barren, nobody is destined to be useless or worthless.