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Global Ministry Team: Hungary

Our Partners:

Reformed Great Church of Debrecen (DRGC) – Hungary’s largest Protestant church

Immanuel Home – A multifunctional educational institution created by the congregation of the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen. Immanuel Home provides education, day care, and Christian love to children and young adults with multiple disabilities.

Why Hungary

Following World War II, organized religion was banned by Hungary’s Communist regime. The state confiscated the estates, schools and institutions of the Reformed Church, and many individuals suffering from disabilities were removed from sight and housed remotely. A “free church in free state” model was adopted following the collapse of communism in the 1990’s, and Hungary’s economic transition was relatively smooth. However, dissatisfaction with the government in the 21st century has coincided with targeted discrimination of vulnerable populations.

Presbyterian History of Engagement

1567 – Reformed Church of Hungary was established
1824 – Great Church of Debrecen opened it’s doors                                                                                                  1999 – MPPC established a partnership with The Great Church of Debrecen.
2009 – The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) was established as a community of Reformed churches within and outside the borders of Hungary with a common synod, the General Convent.

Current Approach

Spiritual development and relationship building with members and staff of DRGC as well as support for Immanuel Home and DRGC outreach projects.

Please reach out to Chrissy Carlton, Global Partnership Coordinator, at CCarlton@myersparkpres.org for more information on how to get involved.

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October 10, 2016