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Listen to a selection of interviews, presentations and comments recorded recently at various ecumenical events around the world.

More recent recordings are available on the WCC SoundCloud channel.

Additional recordings are available in Spanish, French and German.

Keith Clements

Keith Clements speaking at the launch of his book "Ecumenical Dynamic: Living in More than One Place at Once".

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Interview of Rev. Garry Harriott, Jamaica, on IEPC

Rev. Gary Harriott, general secretary of the Jamaica Council of Churches and a pastor in the United Church of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, talks about the impact of the Decade to Overcome Violence and the upcoming WCC-sponsored International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC). The IEPC will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, 17-25 May, 2011. (7 minutes 32 sec.)

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Church and Society

In preparation to the plenary on Church and Society, many central committee members gave written input. This is the interview of two of them. (10 min. 03 sec.)

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Violence against women in Congo

Interview of Rev. Micheline Kasongo from Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a presbyterian Central Committee member. She talks about violence against women in the context of war. (3 min. 54 sec.)

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Church and Society 2

Metropolitan Mor Eustathius Matta Roham, Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, speaks about the issue of church in society and the role of the church in the Middle East. (7 min. 50 sec.)

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Rev. Elenie Poulos

Interview with the Rev. Elenie Poulos about the calling to be a "counter-culture church". Poulos is a Uniting Church minister in Australia and a member of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. The interview was recorded during the WCC UN Advocacy Week.

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Rev. Matheus Adadikam

Rev. Matheus Adadikam, of the Evangelical Christian Church in Tanah Papua, speaks of the situation of the indigenous peoples of West Papua and the role the church can plan in advocating for their rights.

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Peter Emberson

Peter Emberson, climate change campaigns officer with the Pacific Conference of Churches, speaks on the effects of climate change being observed in the Pacific region, the fears connected to the loss of people's homelands and their expectations towards the international community.

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Olav Kjorven

Keynote address at the WCC United Nations Advocacy Week by Olav Kjorven, director of the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme and assistant secretary-general of UNDP.

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Lois Dauway

Keynote address at the WCC United Nations Advocacy Week by Lois M. Dauway, a member of the WCC Central Committee and the interim deputy general secretary for the General Board for Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. 16 November 2009

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D. Tutu and Y. De Boer

On 13 December 2009, Archbishop Desmond Tutu handed 512,894 signatures collected at countdowntocopenhagen.org calling for a fair, ambitious and binding agreement over to the top UN climate official Yvo de Boer.

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Sadiha Hussain

Sadiha Hussain of the United Kingdom spoke to Mark Beach about her participation in the March for Climate Justice that was co-organized by the WCC.

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Olav Fykse Tveit

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary-elect, spoke about ecumenical visions and future work on climate change at this public seminar hosted by the University of Copenhagen Department of Systematic Theology and the NCC Denmark.

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Jakob Wolf

Dr Jakob Wolf, Head of Section, Dept. of Systematic Theology in Copenhagen, spoke about Theology and Climate Changes at this public seminar hosted by the University of Copenhagen Department of Systematic Theology and the NCC Denmark.

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Yumna Martin

Yumna Martin of South Africa spoke to Mark Beach about her participation in the March for Climate Justice that was co-organized by the WCC.

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Jesse Mugambi

Jesse Mugambi, from the University of Nairobi and a member of the WCC working group on climate change, was one of the speakers at a public seminar on "Creation and the climate crisis" attended by church representatives to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen on 15 December 2009.

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Michael Tweed

Michael Tweed of Northern Ireland spoke to Mark Beach about his participation in the March for Climate Justice that was co-organized by the WCC.

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Barbara Rossing

Biblical scholar Barbara Rossing, professor at the Lutheran School of Theology of Chicago, United States, was one of the speakers at a public seminar on "Creation and the climate crisis" attended by church representatives to the UN climate summit in Copenhagen on 15 December 2009.

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Cecilia Hage

Cecilia Hage of Sweden spoke to Mark Beach about her participation in the March for Climate Justice that was co-organized by the WCC.

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Gibson Ikanone

Gibson Ikanone of Nigeria spoke to Mark Beach about his participation in the March for Climate Justice that was co-organized by the WCC.

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