The South Asia Forum (SAF) met in Stuttgart from 7-9 March hosted by EMS. After several years of meeting digitally due to Covid, 18 members from over 10 nationalities gathered in person. The main purpose of the meeting was to listen, share, and see further steps in partnerships. The theme of the forum was “Integrity of Creation”, which is the focus topic of EMS for the next strategic period. Participants discussed the challenges and efforts of different global partners in the field of environmental justice. They also agreed to join in a network to address the issue of eco-justice and restoration of God's creation. A committee was formed to work on the next meeting. It will be hosted by the Church of South India in Sri Lanka in 2024. (Photos: EMS)

 Church leaders laud Hungarian support for higher education of Christian students

A high-level delegation of Hungarian government officials met with senior leaders of the Pakistani church at the Diocese of Raiwind Head Office on Monday, November 24, 2022.

The delegation led by Tristan Azbej, secretary of the Hungary Helps programme of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, and Hungarian Ambassador to Pakistan Bela Fazakas discussed the situation of Pakistani Christians as well as strengthening of the church in Pakistan with the bishops.