Varrjunk!

A Kalunbának, papírforma szerint, kevés köze van a környezetvédelemhez. Mégis úgy alakult, hogy mindnyájan, akik itt dolgozunk, igyekszünk újrafelhasználni, újrahasznosítani, amit tudunk. Rendszeresen kapunk ruhaadományokat, ami nagy segítség, de mindig akad olyan ruhadarab, amit éppen senki sem tud használni, ahhoz pedig nincs elegendő helyünk, hogy nyáron téliruhákat tároljunk vagy fordítva. A tavaszi rendrakási lázban jött …

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Sewing Summer

One could claim that Kalunba’s mission has nothing very much to do with environmental protection. And one would be right. But yet, all of us working at Kalunba seem to share an interest in and enthusiasm for finding ways to reuse and recycle what we can. We fairly regularly receive clothes donations, which is of …

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UCC, PCC, OMG – Farewell to Our Long-Term Interns

Kalunba fairly regularly receives long-term interns from UCC (United Church of Christ – a Protestant Christian denomination based in the United States) and also from PCC (the Presbyterian Church in Canada). Our most recent UCC intern, Priscilla, spent two years with us, while Stephanie, our PCC intern was here for one year. I am fully …

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Summer School on Human Rights

Thanks to the generous support of the Protestant Church in Rhinland (EKiR) and UEM, RCH was able to send a young participant to the training in Wuppertal. The Hungarian participant, Nóra Kozák, will be able to implement the knowledge and skills achieved during the Summer School as a volunteer of the Refugee Integration Ministry of …

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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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