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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.
Eid Al Fitr Greetings 2016
Greetings to the worldwide Muslim community as they celebrate Eid Al Fitr after keeping the fast of Ramadan for the past month.
Staffing: Election of Deputy General Secretaries
Staffing: Election of Deputy General Secretaries
Report of the Programme Committee
Report of the Programme Committee
Report of the Policy Reference Committee
Report of the Policy Reference Committee
Report of the Communications Committee, Transformation and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Report of the Communications Committee, Transformation and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Report of the Governance and Nominations Committee
Adopted by the WCC Central Committee in Trondheim, Norway.
The Gift of Being
Called to Be a Church of All and for All
Sermon Closing Prayer
By Metropolitan Dr Mor Geevarghese Coorilos, India.
Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response
With this letter issued at its Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, the WCC reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
Statement on the Forced Displacement Crisis
The WCC Central Committee calls for more concerted and coordinated international action to resolve the root causes of forcible displacement of people.
Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peace Process
He has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. (Ephesians 2.14)
Minute on Human Rights Situation in West Papua
The conflict in Tanah Papua (West Papua) has cost the lives of thousands of people since the late 1960s.
Statement on Religion and Violence
The WCC Central Committee encourages the study and adoption of the principles and practices of active non-violence, as the most legitimate and appropriate means of countering discrimination and oppression and of breaking the cycle of violence.