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Hungary


Hungary

A wonderful map of Hungary.

World Convention is currently building a global reference for the  countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 194 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.

Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at gary@worldconvention.org.

Background

Hungary is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The country’s capital and largest city is Budapest. From 1947 to 1989, it was ruled by a communist dictatorship.

Religion

As of the 2011 census 39% of the Hungarians are Roman Catholics, 11.6% are Reformed, 2.2% are Lutherans, around 2% follow other religions, and 16.7% are non-religious of which 1.5% are atheists.

Stone-Campbell Presence

In 1938, American Frank Vass (1880-1957), sponsored by Central Europe Christian Mission, worked to plant churches in Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Hungary. By the time he returned to the United States in 1939, he had convinced eighty-five Baptist congregations to become part of the Stone-Campbell Movement.

Robert and Cynthia Wells went to Vienna, Austria, in 1983 to work with the German-speaking and English-speaking churches there. As they worked in Vienna, Robert made trips to Hungary each month. The Wells returned to the States in 1989, but returned to Hungary in 1997 to Miskolc, where the church was already planted. Venezuelan Gian Monzon and his Hungarian wife, Anita, established a Church of Christ in Debrecen. Jeff and Beata McGlawn worked in Debrecen from 1997 to 2006. There is also a congregation in Szolnok.

International Churches of Christ have a church in Budapest.

Christian Churches/Churches of Christ support Impact Ministries International as a campus ministry at Szeged University.

The Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partners with the Reformed Church in Hungary.

 

Created by Gary Holloway, December 5, 2013

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