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Statements, messages and other documents

Statements, messages and other documents by WCC presidents or the moderator and vice-moderators of the WCC Central Committee

by WCC presidents and the leadership of the Central Committee

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Title EffectiveDate document_owner document_type
Address of WCC president for Europe and Archbishop emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd at the conference “Just Peace with Earth”, held in Reykjavik, Finland 16 October 2017 WCC Presidents
Address of WCC president for Europe Dr Anders Wejryd at the international interreligious meeting "Paths of Peace” 11 September 2017 WCC Presidents Message
Speech by WCC Europe president at SACC gathering, 2017 08 June 2017 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
Pentecost Message 2017 03 May 2017 WCC Presidents Message
Christian Unity: Ecumenism of Mercy 21 September 2016 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
Moderator's Address to WCC Central Committee 22 June 2016 Moderator of Central Committee Lecture - Speech
Knowing risks curbs fear 14 June 2016 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
Pentecost Message 2016 27 April 2016 WCC Presidents Message
Greetings for Vatican Synod Family 16 October 2015 Moderator of Central Committee Lecture - Speech
The role of Christian unity in a divided world 07 September 2015 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
What is required of us 31 July 2015 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
Greetings on 600th death anniversary of Jan Hus 06 July 2015 WCC Presidents Tribute
Pentecost Message 2015 12 May 2015 WCC Presidents Message
Tribute to Rev. Dr Philip Potter 16 April 2015 Moderator of Central Committee Tribute
Condolence message to those affected by the 4U9525 plane crash 31 March 2015 Moderator of Central Committee Message
Address from Anders Wejryd at CEC-colloquium 04 December 2014 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
Anders Wejryd's speech for WCC peace consultation in Sigtuna 03 December 2014 WCC Presidents Lecture - Speech
Moderator's Address 02 July 2014 Moderator of Central Committee Message
Pentecost message 2014 02 June 2014 WCC Presidents Message
In rememberance of Nelson Mandela 16 December 2013 Moderator of Central Committee Tribute
Report of the moderator of the Central Committee 29 October 2013 Moderator of Central Committee Report
Greetings from Dr Mary Tanner at the CEC's 14th Assembly 08 July 2013 WCC Presidents L
Pentecost message 2013 10 May 2013 WCC Presidents Message
Pentecost message 2012 16 May 2012 WCC Presidents M
A reflection on the Christian peace comitment 03 September 2011 WCC Presidents L
Pentecost message 2011 12 June 2011 WCC Presidents M
Meditation by Rev. Dr Ofelia Ortega Suarez 16 February 2011 WCC Presidents S
Address of the Moderator 16 February 2011 Moderator of Central Committee
Mediation by Archbishop Prof. Dr Anastasios 16 February 2011 WCC Presidents S
Pentecost message 2010 18 May 2010 WCC Presidents M
Moderator's Address 26 August 2009 Moderator of Central Committee Lecture - Speech
Pentecost message 2009 29 May 2009 WCC Presidents M
Patriarch Alexy II 05 December 2008 WCC Officers Tribute
Pentecost message 2008 05 May 2008 WCC Presidents M
Pentecost message 2007 24 May 2007 WCC Presidents M
Moderator's report 06 September 2006 Moderator of Central Committee R
Pentecost message 2006 19 May 2006 WCC Presidents M
Pentecost message 2005 04 May 2005 WCC Presidents M
Pastoral letter to Zimbabwe church leaders gathered at Victoria Falls 19 July 2001 WCC Presidents Pastoral letter
For a ceative Orthodox-Protestant dialogue 01 December 1999 Moderator of Central Committee L
Excerpts from moderator's report to the eighth assembly 01 December 1998 Moderator of Central Committee R