World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Tveit greets Sami Church festival

Tveit greets Sami Church festival

At the Sami Church Days in Sweden, a festival held 14-16 June, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit described how indigenous people lead the world in caring for creation.

WCC mourns the death of Oscar Bolioli

WCC mourns the death of Oscar Bolioli

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, sent a letter of condolences to the Methodist Church in Uruguay on the passing of Rev. Oscar Bolioli, on 18 June.

Christian organizations in Palestine release open letter

Christian organizations in Palestine release open letter

At an International Peace Consultation on 20 June, the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine issued on open letter to the WCC and the ecumenical movement, stating, “There is still no justice in our land.” In today’s Palestine, discrimination and inequality, military occupation and systematic oppression are the rule, the letter states: “Today, we stand in front of an impasse and we have reached a deadlock. Despite all the promises, endless summits, UN resolutions, religious and lay leader’s callings – Palestinians are still yearning for their freedom and independence, and seeking justice and equality.”