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Worship and background material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016
The calling shared by all the baptized to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord forms the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2016. Inspired by two verses from the First Letter of St Peter, members of different churches in Latvia prepared the resources for the week.
Faith and Order publications list
Official numbered publications of the WCC Commission on Faith and Order
Statement condemning attacks on religious sites in West Bank and Jerusalem
Statement from WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos condemning the recent attacks against a mosque in the West Bank and a Christian centre in Jerusalem.
Statement condemning attacks on Christians in Syria
Statement condemning attacks and atrocities by the so-called “Islamic State” perpetrated against Assyrian Christians in Syria.
Congratulations to president of the Protestant churches in Egypt
Congratulations letter to the new president of the Protestant churches in Egypt, Rev. Dr Andrea Zaki Stephanous, by the WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos.
Letter to Bishop of Copenhagen
Letter from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to The Rt. Rev. Peter Skov-Jakobsen, Bishop of Copenhagen, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, after attacks in Copenhagen.
Letter to Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt
Letter to Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on killings of 21 Egyptians at the hands of militants.
Statement on Ukraine ceasefire agreement
Statement from Georges Lemopoulos, WCC acting general secretary, welcoming the ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine.
Statement from Inclusive Development Planning Forum
Statement from Inclusive Development Planning Forum, sponsored by the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network representing Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) and churches implementing development programs, held in Nairobi Kenya.
Leopoldo J. Niilus
A tribute to Leopoldo J. Niilus (1930 – 2015), WCC former director for Commission of the Churches on International Affairs by the WCC acting general secretary Rev. Dr Hielke Wolters.
Richard von Weizsäcker
Condolence letter by the WCC general secretary to the widow of Richard von Weizsäcker, former German President (1984-94) and WCC Central Committee member (1968-75), in German.
Congratulations to Archbishop Urmas Viilma
Letter of ongratulations to Archbishop Urmas Viilma new archbishop of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Letter to Colombian president expressing concern over protection of human rights defenders
Letter to the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos expressing concern over protection of human rights defenders
Statement on Niger attacks
WCC statement condemning attacks on churches in Niger
Statement of concern over recent protests (against an electoral law) in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Statement of concern over recent protests (against an electoral law) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Statement on Nigeria attacks
WCC statement expressing shock over the attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, which is said to have cost the lives of more than 2,000 people, including children used in suicide bomb attacks.
Introduction to moment of silence for Charlie Hebdo
A moment of silence was held at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre to honour the victims of the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and to pray for peace.
Statement on US-Cuba relations
WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit comments on positive developments in relations between Cuba and the USA announced on 17 December 2014.
Statement on Peshawar school massacre
Following the massacre of dozens of students and staff in Peshawar on 16 December 2014, WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit extended his sympathies.
The Voice that Tells Us the Way to Justice and Peace
Sermon from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Ecumenical Advent Prayer for Peace Kyoto Catholic Cathedral, Kyoto, Japan.