I was a stranger and you welcomed me

“Church and Migration is a topic that deals with people in church and society worldwide. Depending on the context, the challenges are different, but as a church, we are all confronted with the issue of migration,” reads the letter of invitation from the EkvW to its International Ecumenical Conference. From June 18-19, the Evangelical Church …

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“We encourage the people to stay”

The Reformed Alliance in Germany was one of the international partners that supported the work of Kalunba. Isabel Metzger, journalist of the reformiert-info.de, interviewed Dóra Kanizsai-Nagy for an update on their situation since July 2018. Here we publish the English translation of the original article printed in German. In the summer of 2018, we called for donations for …

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Christmas with Refugees

This past Thursday, December 20, friends, family and beneficiaries of Kalunba came together and celebrated the holiday season with lots of laughter, good food and great company. The celebration was hosted at the St Columba’ Church of Scotland, a special location as it was once the home of Kalunba. There were many activities for the …

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HRCA Visits Refugees at Kalunba

A few Saturdays ago, on 17 November, Kalunba Social Services Ltd. hosted doctors from the emergency medical team of the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid (HRCA) and offered free health check for Kalunba beneficiaries. The HRCA was established in 2006 by the Hungarian Reformed Church Synod. Since 2008, the organization has responded to medical emergencies worldwide. Their most recent …

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Stop Hotspot Approach, Create Safe Passages

A meeting of 150 asylum experts from churches and civil society drew strong criticism of current European asylum policies and plans in this area. The 15th European Asylum Conference took place in Athens from 15 to 20 October at the invitation of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and Diakonie Deutschland. Dóra Kanizsai, head of the …

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Recognition of Kalunba Graduates

In recognition of the recent graduates of the Interpretation course, there was a small ceremony, following a charity concert featuring internationally renowned guitarist, Ayman Jarjour in support of Kalunba. A joint project of Kalunba and the Department of Translation and Interpreting of Eötvös Loránd University, the Interpretation Course financed by the European Asylum Migration and Integration …

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A Week of Growth

St. Columba’s Scottish Mission held the annual English Day Camp 2-6 July 2018. This week proved to be a week of much growth in confidence, self-esteem, and friendship. Growing up in a church, I attended all kinds of vacation bible schools, overnight retreats, as well as week-long summer and winter camps. When I was too …

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Students’ satisfaction on our Hungarian language courses

Our licenced adult education program offering Hungarian courses on various levels started in July 1st 2016. We list the results of the satisfaction surveys submitted at the end of our courses since the beginning in the attached detailed sheet. Below you can see the general results of a point system: 1-10, 1-least good, 10-excellent: The …

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Read a new book about a friend’s journey from Iran to Hungary

We are happy and proud to announce that “Escape from Paradise”, a book written by John Chitgaran, our client from Iran, is now available on Amazon. Special thanks to Ian McMeeking, John’s volunteer mentor, for his indispensable help with both editing and publishing and translation. Many of the events portrayed in the book are based …

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Magyar nyelvi kurzusaink elégedettségmérése

2016.07.01-től induló felnőttképzésben részt vevők, magyar nyelvi modult befejezők elégedettségmérésének átlageredményeit az alábbi táblázatban foglaljuk össze. A részletes eredmények itt elérhetők. A projekt 2018.06.30-ig 240 személy magyar nyelvi képzését tűzte ki megvalósításra. A projektet a Menekültügyi, Migrációs és Integrációs Alap finanszírozza, támogatási száma: MMIA-2.2.4-2015-00006 Elégedettség 2017. évi összmutatója: 9,83 / 10 Mennyire elégedett az elvégzett képzés …

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