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Document Greetings to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
Greetings of the World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Bonn, 12 November 2017
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Document One God, one humanity
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Muslim World League symposium in Geneva entitled “The Role of Religions on the Strengthening of World Peace.”
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Document Greetings to Hindus on the occasion of Diwali 2017
Continuing the tradition of offering greetings to interreligious partners during festive seasons, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered greetings to Hindu religious partners on the occasion of Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights.
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Document The Harvest is Plenty but the Labourers are few
Inaugural Address of the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, during the Inaugural Service of the 16th Synod Meeting of the Church of North India, New Delhi.
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Document On the occasion of Finn Church Aid marking 70 years
Sermon given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 27 September 2017, as Finn Church Aid celebrate 70 years.
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Document Rosh Ha-Shanah greetings to Jewish partners
"This ‘New Year’ falls at a difficult time, when assumptions that have governed life in significant parts of our world for a generation or more have, during the last year or so, suddenly been called into question", the WCC general secretary rights in a greeting to Jewish partners on the occasion of Rosh Ha-Shanah and the High Holy Days.
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Document Letter to H.E. Margot Wallström, on Swedish ban on nuclear weapons
Letter to H.E. Margot Wallström, expressing support for Swedish ban on nuclear weapons, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
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Document WCC expresses grave concern for Rohingya people in Myanmar
The World Council of Churches (WCC) expresses its concern about the situation of the Rohingya people and the circumstances in Rakhine state that have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and country. According to UN and reputable media reports, some 379,000 Rohingya people have sought refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August, fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
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Document The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue
The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue, by Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, in Minneapolis and Collegeville, 8 and 10 September 2017
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Document The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives
The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary.
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