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Condolence letter in wake of Great Britain attack, 23 March 2017
As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from both Great Britain and other countries.
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre during "Seven weeks for water" Lenten campaign 2017
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches, at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during Ecumenical Water Network's Lenten campaign "Seven weeks for water", 20 March 2017
Keynote address at the consultative meeting towards developing the Ecumenical Health Strategy
Keynote address by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary, at the Consultative meeting towards developing the Ecumenical Health Strategy, 27 February 2017, Maseru, Lesotho.
Speech at “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights”, 15 March 2017
At the Geneva Centre on 15 March, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit joined a panel speaking on the theme “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights.”
Bible Study: “Pilgrimage onto already-settled land” (Genesis 12:1–9)
This is the first of a series of 12 Bible studies on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. It was written by Jione Havea, a native minister in the Methodist Church of Tonga, is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at United Theological College, Charles Sturt University, Australia, and is based on the text of Genesis 12:1–9.
Healing memories – 11 March 2017, Hildesheim
The Reconciliation Service in Hildesheim, 11 March 2017, jointly held by the Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, and the Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Landesbischof Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.
Reflection at the World Council of Churches Staff Planning Days, 2017
Reflection at the World Council of Churches Staff Planning Days 6-9 March by the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” 1 March 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” 1 March 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”, 2017
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” on 1 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Churches’ Commitments to Children
“Churches’ Commitments to Children” is an open invitation to the WCC member churches and partners to address the needs of children as an integral part of the ecumenical commitment to the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Is religion discriminatory?
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's panel contribution during a conference at a cultural center in Trondheim, Norway.
Greeting from Patriarch Matthias I, at Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 10 February 2017
Greeting from Patriarch Matthias I, at Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 10 February 2017
Message to potential hosts for the WCC 11th Assembly
Letter to the WCC member churches informing them of the March 2017 deadline for submitting official invitations to host the next WCC Assembly.
Statement on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees
Joint Statement of World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance (ACT) and The Lutheran World Federation on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees
Statement of the Participants in the Consultation on “Voices of Hope in a New Era”
Statement of the Participants in the Consultation on “Voices of Hope in a New Era”, Yangon, Myanmar, 16-20 January, 2017.
Third Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
List of speakers and topics presented at the Third Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs. 23 January 2017, United Nations secretariat, New York.
Obituary - Prof. Dr. Günther Gassmann
A tribute of the WCC to the outstanding theologian and ecumenist who shaped the work of the Commission on Faith and Order for 11 years.
A moment of truth in Davos: Address inequality now
The 2017 World Economic Forum has to some extent had a moment of truth: Economic globalization has created many problems and even conflicts that are now worrying for “the state of the world”.
ANSVAR OG GLOBALT LEIARSKAP I DAG
Heile talen til Olav Fykse Tveit (pdf, 50 KB)
Accountability in global leadership
By Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2017.