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Statement on the situation in Northern Iraq
While meeting in Amman, Jordan from 17-23 November, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee issued a statement on recent developments in Iraq affecting the prospects for sustaining religious and social diversity, and the future of the nation and its peoples.
Statement on the detention of Bishop Carlos Morales and the situation in Mindanao, Philippines.
While meeting in Amman, Jordan, from 17-23 November, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee issued a statement on the detention of Bishop Carlos Morales and the situation in Mindanao, Philippines.
Interfaith Statement to the Plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of COP23
Entitled “To Bonn and Beyond: Act Now with Justice and Peace”, the statement was read by Frances Namoumou, representing the WCC and the Pacific Conference of Churches, to the plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place under the presidency of Fiji.
Greetings to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
Greetings of the World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Bonn, 12 November 2017
Sermon by Bishop (em) Bärbel von Wartenberg-Potter at worship service for climate justice (12 November 2017)
Sermon by Bishop (em) Bärbel von Wartenberg-Potter at worship service for climate justice, on 12 November 2017, 9:30 St Paulus Church, Bonn, Germany
Sermon Worship Service for Climate Justice 12 November 2017, 9:30 St Paulus Church, Bonn, Germany
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Worship Service for Climate Justice 12 November 2017, 9:30 St Paulus Church, Bonn, Germany
One God, one humanity
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Muslim World League symposium in Geneva entitled “The Role of Religions on the Strengthening of World Peace.”
Methodist Church in Fiji COP23 Statement
As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place at COP23.
COP23 media pack
COP23 media pack available from ecumenical groups representing half a billion Christians worldwide.
Rapport annuel du COE 2016
Ce rapport annuel de l’activité du Conseil œcuménique des Églises enregistre bon nombre des initiatives prises par le Conseil au cours de l’année 2016 et se poursuivant en 2017.
ÖRK Jahresrückblick 2016
Der vorliegende Jahresrückblick der Tätigkeit des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen beschreibt zahlreiche der vom Rat im Jahr 2016 und bis ins Jahr 2017 laufenden Initiativen.
Revisión Anual del CMI 2016 (Spanish version of WCC Annual Review 2016)
Esta revisión anual de la actividad del Consejo Mundial de Iglesias recopila muchas de las iniciativas emprendidas por el Consejo durante 2016 y que continúan en 2017.
AIDS 2018: WCC-EAA Global Organizing Committee, Terms of Reference
The International AIDS Conference will be held in Amsterdam from 23-27 July 2018. The WCC-EAA has started planning for interfaith activities and is looking for a dynamic and committed group of people to make this possible. Normally, this includes planning for a pre-conference, networking zone, interfaith service and encouraging greater involvement of the faith sector in the main conference. If you have time and energy to commit, please see these Terms of Reference for being part of the Global Organizing Committee.
Faith Networking Zone - Proposal for workshop
Form to submit a proposal for a WCC-EAA workshop in the Faith Networking Zone of ICASA 2017, in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Call for Faith Networking Zone workshop proposals - ICASA 2017
The WCC-EAA is hosting a dynamic networking zone in the Global Village of ICASA 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 4-8 December 2017. We are now looking for your suggestions and abstracts for activities, workshops and events to make the Faith Networking Zone a lively, engaging and inspiring space, highlighting the important role of faith-based organizations in the global response to HIV.
Invitation to be involved in the WCC-EAA HIV Campaign
The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is deeply committed to overcoming HIV, and eliminating AIDS as a public health threat, but it can only make a significant impact through the involvement and commitment of its participating organisations. Therefore, the WCC-EAA now shares a number of opportunities for volunteers to contribute to these goals.
Letter to H.E. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Letter of the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to H.E. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
Communique of Burundian religious leaders on sustainable peace in Burundi
The communique following the meeting of Burundian religious leaders on sustaining peace in Burundi, held in Arusha, Tanzania, from 18 to 19 October 20, 2017, under the sponsorship of of the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
Final message of the WCC Conference on Just Peace with Earth (Iceland, October 2017)
On the place where the continental platforms of Eurasia and North America can be observed drifting from each other WCC conference adopted a message on Just Peace with Earth. October 11-15 2017
Greetings to Hindus on the occasion of Diwali 2017
Continuing the tradition of offering greetings to interreligious partners during festive seasons, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered greetings to Hindu religious partners on the occasion of Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights.