Hungary has a Catholic majority, but a substantial number of Protestants (about 20%), most of them Reformed. There are also several smaller Orthodox communities. Many ethnic Hungarians live outside the boundaries of the present Republic of Hungary. During the Communist period ecumenical events were used by the state to control and use religion. In the period after 1989 the first concern of all denominations was the re-establishment their own communities, including roles in education, social and political life. Ecumenical relations also developed and have led to several new institutions, councils and activities. These new developments are described in this contribution.