Christian Conference of Asia (CCA)

Conférence chrétienne d'Asie

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14 May 1959, Kuala Lumpur (Malaya Fed), as East Asia Christian Conference (EACC). Constitutional changes: 1964; 1971; 1973 (when present name was adopted); amended: 1981, 1985. Reorganized 1988. Constitution last amended by CCA Extraordinary Assembly, June 8-9 1995, Colombo (Sri Lanka).


Act as a a forum of continuing cooperation among Churches and national Christian bodies in Asia within the framework of the wider ecumenical movement; promote the equal participation of women, men, youth, clergy and laity in church and society.

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Program Units (9), each with its Program Committee: Communications; Development and Service; Education; International Affairs; Mission and Evangelism; Theological Concerns; Urban Rural Mission (URM); Women's Concerns; Youth. Special programs, each with its Working Group: Indo-China Concerns; Migrant Workers, Refugees and Internally Displaced Communities in Asia (MRIA); Joint Program with Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC); Joint Program with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); Joint program with World Student Christian Federation (WSCF). Each of these special programs has its own Working Group. Convenes pan-Asian and sub-regional conferences and seminars. Sponsors: Development Assistance and Rural Youth Development Funds, supporting action programs at national and local levels; Human Rights Fund; Asian Missionary Support Program (AMSP); Asian Ecumenical Course; Asian Ecumenical Educational Exchange (scholarships). Ecumenical Peace Program in Asia (EPPIA) is a project. Together with Office of Human Development of FABC, instrumental in setting up Asian Committee for People's Organization (ACPO). This was dissolved in Jan 1993, and the work of training trainers and community organizers is currently undertaken by the Urban Rural Mission, CCA-URM. As EACC, instrumental in setting up Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center (ARI).


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 37 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 18 countries
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