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Document Pacific Conference of Churches 50th anniversary
Address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, at the conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Conference of Churches.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document A reflection on the Christian peace comitment
"Construyendo puentes. Reflexiones sobre el compromiso cristiano a favor de la paz" is a reflection by the Rev. Dr Ofelia Ortega, from the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba and the WCC president from the Latin American and Caribbean region, for the International Day of Prayer for Peace 2011. Available only in Spanish.
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC presidents
Document Messengers of Peace - DOV launch
Liturgy of a service held in the Gedächtniskirche of Berlin, Germany, on 4 February 2001 to launch the Decade to Overcome Violence.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document An Invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
The WCC 2013 Busan assembly invited Christians and people of good will everywhere to join in a pilgrimage of justice and peace. The WCC Central Committee calls all people to engage their God-given gifts in transforming actions, together.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document The role of Christian unity in a divided world
Speech by Rev. Dr Anders Wejryd, Archbishop emeritus of the Church of Sweden and president for Europe of the World Council of Churches, delivered at the International Conference of the Community of Sant'Egidio, 6 to 8 September, Tirana, Albania.
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC presidents
Document Statement on the Way of Just Peace
The Statement on the Way of Just Peace was adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document Report of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation
At the IEPC, held in May 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica, more than 1000 participants were nourished and enriched by a renewed theological, moral and spiritual incitement to unite in the call to build a culture of justice and peace.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace
Document Anders Wejryd's speech for WCC peace consultation in Sigtuna
Speech of Rev. Dr Anders Wejryd, Archbishop emeritus for the WCC consultation and workshop on Peace building and Advocacy for Just Peace, 1-5 December, Sigtuna, Sweden.
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC presidents
Document Prayer for peace
On 5 August 1983, on the eve of the Hiroshima bombing's 38th anniversary, the WCC Assembly held a night-long vigil for peace.
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Vancouver, 1983
Document Indigenous theologians' reflections on the WCC 10th Assembly theme
Reflections of theologians representing the Ao and Chang Naga, Aymara, Igorot, Maori, Maya, Mizo, Quecha, Santal, and Turtle Island, who met at Yu-Shan Theological College and Seminary, Hualien, Taiwan from 17-29 September 2012.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people