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Freedom of Religion: Documents of the CCIA
Freedom of Religion and Belief: Statements and Issues of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA). To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the WCC-CCIA has compiled a comprehensive anthology of documents pertaining to religious freedom - 550-page collection includes statements, letters, reports and background studies.
Christian Unity: Ecumenism of Mercy
Speech given by WCC president for Europe, Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd, at an interreligious conference in Italy organized by the Community of Sant’ Egidio, on 18-20 September.
Communiqué of the JWG Plenary Meeting 2016
With its 2016 plenary meeting, the Joint Working Group between the WCC and the Roman Catholic Church (JWG) returned to the Ecumenical Institute at the Château de Bossey near Geneva, where the first meeting of the group was held in 1965.
Letter from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the occasion of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 2016
Letter from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the occasion of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 2016.
Dismantling barriers - A liturgy resource toolbox
A liturgy resource toolbox prepared for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 18-24 September 2016.
Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC) and Jim Winkler (NCCCUSA)
Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA) on NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land, 14 September, 2016
The Love of Christ Compels Us
Theme song for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017​. Text: Thomas Stubenrauch 2016, English: Neville Williamson © the authors Tune: Peter Sohren 1668, Halle 1704 (GL 463 / EG 506: Wenn ich, o Schöpfer, deine Macht)
Pentecostal World Conference, address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016.
Message to Middle East Council of Churches, 8 September 2016
Message to the Middle East Council of Churches on 8 September 2016, delivered by WCC associate general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, representing the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Words of greetings at the Sunday morning worship
Words of greetings by the WCC general Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Sunday morning worship, Riverside Church, Sunday, 4 September 2016.
Letter to Cardinal Turkson on appointment as president of dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
In a letter to Cardinal Peter Turkson, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed joy and appreciation that Pope Francis has appointed Turkson as president of the newly created dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
World Methodist Conference, Theme: ONE
Ecumenical Dinner – Keynote Address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches This day, Sept 1, has become a new moment in our ecumenical calendars in recent years as The Day of Creation. This year we have as World Council of Churches, together with the Ecumenical Patriarch and other ecumenical leaders and partners,issued a unique common ecumenical call to celebrate, to pray, and to care for God’s wonderful creation. This is a meaningful sign of our Christian unity, and offers me an entry to what I want to say about being One. To be One is about life, to be together; it is about finding new ways forward together; and it is about contributing to real hope.
Bring peace, love and respect - beyond the barriers
Reflection during the Ecumenical Centre morning prayer by Marianne Ejdersten, director of communication for the WCC.
Condolences following earthquake in central Italy
Letter to the president of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, Rev. Luca Negro
People and Faith on the Move
Message from the Bossey Interreligious Course August 2016.
Condolences on the death of Juan Abelardo Schvindt
WCC general secretary addresses the Evangelical Church of the River Plate (IERP) offering condolences on the death of Rev. Juan Abelardo Schvindt.
The joint pilgrimage of justice and peace
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the launch of the International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony, 19 August 2016 in Kaduna, Nigeria.
2016 Joint Prayer for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula
The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK), based in the ROK, and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF),based in the DPRK, have, since 1989, jointly written an annual "common prayer for peace and reunification".
Order of Service 2016 Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
Order of service prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea Reconciliation and Reunification Committee, based on the 2016 Asia Sunday liturgy from the Christian Conference of Asia.
Greetings to 20th General Council of the Methodist Church in Brazil
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sends greetings to the 20th General Council of the Methodist Church in Brazil.