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Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si”
Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” prepared by the EWN - International Reference Group – 2015
Greetings to the Mennonite World Assembly
Greetings to the Mennonite World Assembly by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia.
Congratulations to Bishop Hovakim
Congratulatory letter from general secretary Olav Fyske Tveit to Bishop Hovakim for his election as Bishop to the Armenian Diocese of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Greetings for Holy Muron ceremony
Greetings from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for the ceremony of the blessing of the Armenian Church of the Holy Muron in Bikfaya, Lebanon.
Eid al Fitr greetings
Eid al Fitr greetings to the worldwide Muslim community from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary.
Condolences Angel Peiro
Tribute to Rev. Angel Peiró, Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Commission on Inter-Church Aid, Refugee and World Service (CICARWS) at the WCC between 1980 and 85, by Georges Lemopoulos, WCC acting general secretary.
Congratulations to LCC
Letter of congratulations to the Liberian Council of Churches on recieving distinction of “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa” by the Liberian government.
Greetings on 600th death anniversary of Jan Hus
Greetings from the WCC on the 600th anniversary of the death of Jan Hus, presented in Prague at the anniversary observances by Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd, the WCC President for Europe.
Clare Amos ICCJ presentation
Presentation at the conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Rome, by Dr Clare Amos, WCC programme executive for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.
Statement on killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France
Statement on killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France, by WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos.
Letter of condolence on death of Bishop George Ninan
Letter of condolence for Bishop George Ninan by WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos.
Congratulations to Bishop Angaelos on receiving OBE
Congratulations letter to Bishop Angaelos on receiving the honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services in promoting human rights and religious freedom.
Tribute to Bishop Dr A. George Ninan
Tribute to Bishop Dr A. George Ninan of the Church of North India.
50th anniversary of the JWG
Greetings by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 50th anniversary of the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC.
A personal testimony by Bishop Jonas Jonson
A personal testimony by Bishop Jonas Jonson, presented at the meeting celebrating WCC-RCC Joint Working Group 50 years in Rome, 23 June 2015.
Greetings to LWF Council meeting, Geneva 2015
Delivered by Natasha Klukach, WCC programme executive for Relations with Member Churches, to the Lutheran World Federation Council during its meeting at the Ecumenical Centre.
Statement on the Encyclical Laudato Si’
Statement by the WCC general secretary on the Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si’" of Pope Francis on care for our common home
Condolences on the mass killing at Emanuel AME Church, Charleston
Message of solidarity and condolence regarding the mass killing at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
To the Churches in South Korea concerning the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus
It is with concern that we hear of the outbreak of MERS in South Korea following the identification of the first case on 20th May 2015, coming from an unfortunate traveller who had recently visited an affected area in the Middle East.
Statement on responses to migrant crises
The Executive Committee of the WCC expresses its deep concern for the lives of the increasing numbers of people globally who, fleeing from situations of violence, oppression, occupation or economic deprivation, are driven to undertake journeys of danger.