Patience and Courage

2014. augusztus 01., tags: refugee, refugee ministry, reformed mission center (rmc)

“Hungarian people become angry quickly, but there are patient and kind ones too,” said Sally, the 10-year-old who came from Syria with her parents. After only a few years she had learned Hungarian so well that it is not even recognizable that her mother tongue is different. She learns a lot at the study hall of the Refugee Community Center in Budapest with other foreign young people.

Opening the Doors to Integration

2014. július 10., tags: reformed mission centre (rmc), refugee, refugee ministry

For those refugees and migrants settling in a new country, studying the language is the first step to integrating into society. But what do you do if there are no resources with which to learn?

God Loves the Refugee

2014. június 23., tags: refugee ministry, hungarian bible society, refugee, reformed mission center (rmc)

Abraham and Sarah, the newborn Jesus and the first Christians all experienced the compulsion to flee and the difficulties of integration, but all of them also knew the care of God. The Hungarian Bible Society and the Reformed Mission Centre have prepared a traveling exhibition that urges us to see the vulnerability of refugees and highlights our relations to them.

Beautiful Diversity

2014. január 08., tags: reformed mission centre (rmc), refugee ministry, interview, refugee, mission to the people

"Our mission is to provide a home to 'newcomers,' to help rebuild their lives in humanity and to give Christ's love to them," said Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy, the head of the Refugee Ministry of the Reformed Mission Center in Hungary who won the Equality Prize on the Day of Social Work. We asked Dóra about her job's attractiveness, its difficulties, and we discussed how Christmas can be celebrated together with others who have different cultural backgrounds.

The Celebration of Chance

2013. november 21., tags: homeless ministry, mission, award, mission to the people, reformed mission centre (rmc), ceremony, refugee ministry

Zoltán Balog, minister of Human Resources, presented several awards on 11 November, the Day of Social Work. The heads of the RCH's Homeless Ministry and Refugee Ministry as well as the Mohács-Kölked congregation social home and its director were among the recipients.

U.S. Teachers Excited to Teach in Hungarian Refugee Camps

2013. június 25., tags: teach overseas, refugee ministry, mission to the people, refugee

The RCH is filled with joy to welcome a group of 10 U.S. teachers to Hungary from the Teach Overseas program. They will spend the summer teaching English at refugee camps in Debrecen, Bicske, Fót and at the Refugee Mission's new community center in Budapest.

A Celebration of World Refugee Day

2013. június 20., tags: refugee ministry, unhcr, refugee

A new United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report states that the number of refugees and internally displaced people is at an 18-year high with the crisis in Syria moving to the forefront as the leading factor of this trend.

An Exciting New Community Centre for the Refugee Mission

2013. május 21., tags: mission to the people, reformed mission centre (rmc), refugee, refugee ministry

It is an extremely busy but exciting time for the RCH's Refugee Mission of the Reformed Mission Centre as it works to organize a newly acquired building in the heart of Budapest. The building will serve as the Mission's new community centre.

The ministration of American volunteers among refugees

2012. szeptember 10., tags: reformed mission centre (rmc), refugee, ministry to the people, refugee ministry, teach overseas

Ten teachers spent five weeks in the Bicske and Debrecen Refugee Reception Centres, in the Children's Centre in Fót, in the English Language Bible Study Camp organised by the Scottish Mission in Budapest and with the Roma Ministry in Jánd. The programme was a collaboration between the Synod Office of the Reformed Church in Hungary, the Refugee Mission of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Educational International Service. Just like in the past years, the project involved English lessons in groups, with the aim to give refugees a better chance in the job market.

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We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.