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Document "In Larger Freedom" High-Level Panel Report on Threats, Challenges and
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / United Nation relations
Document "SAY 'NO'", by Wolfgang Borchert
This poem was written in 1947 a few days before Borchert died at the age of 26. The following is an adaptation of the German version, first prepared by youth participants at the vigil for peace and justice at the WCC Assembly in Vancouver in 1983
Located in Resources / / Spirituality and worship / Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day
Document "When the peace came"
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary Morning prayers at the Ecumenical Centre 26 April 2010, first day of the WCC Staff Planning Week
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Document 65th anniversary of 1st atomic bombings
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document 68th anniversary of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Public comment by the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
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Document 1991 Urgent Appeal to the Leaders of the World by the Heads of the Christian Communities of the Holy Land
From Jerusalem, the City of Peace, we, the Heads of the Christian Communities of the Holy Land, address this urgent appeal to you.
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Document 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
In a statement published on Friday 7 October, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, formally acknowledged the commitment and achievements of the three women who are to be awarded this year's Nobel prize for peace. It was announced on Friday morning that the prize will be shared by Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Roberta Gwobee of Liberia and Yemeni woman's rights activist Tawakkul Karman.
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Document 2017 prayer for peaceful reunification by KCF and NCCK and additional liturgical material
Each year, Christians are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF), the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year.
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Document A Basic Framework For The Decade To Overcome Violence
Located in Resources / / Peace and disarmament / Peace concerns
Document A just and lasting peace in the Great Lakes Region
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa