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Phiri's speech at CCA's 14th General Assembly
Living Together in the Household of God: Isabel Phiri's speech at CCA in Jakarta A Theological Reflection 14th GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE OF ASIA D. T. NILES MEMORIAL LECTURE Friday, May 22, 2015 20- 27 May 2015, Jakarta- Indonesia
Tribute to Rev. Dr Philip A. Potter, by Evelyn Appiah
We give thanks for your life and work which spanned over 9 decades. Your journey which started on the Caribbean island of Dominica, took you to different continents.
Memorial obituary of Philip Potter, by the Very Rev. Georges Tsetsis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
It is difficult, if not impossible, to express in just a few words what Philip Potter of blessed memory meant to the Ecumenical movement, to the WCC and to me personally.
Tribute to Philip Potter by Baldwin Sjollema
Dear Bärbel, dear friends, Philip was a man of the Bible and he reminded his colleagues often of some of the key words to be found there. One of those was “righteousness”, which means to be straight, firm, steel-like…
Biblical reflection at the memorial service for the late general secretary of the WCC, Philip Potter
A pilgrimage of justice and peace. Our theme for the World Council of Churches in this period could very well have been formulated by Philip Potter. He was a pilgrim of justice and peace. He is a pilgrim - now at home with God in another way than before.
Memorial tribute to Rev. Dr Philip Potter, Ecumenical Centre chapel, 18 May 2015
I first met Dr Philip Potter in 1972 when, as the new class of Frontier Internship in Mission, we paid him a courtesy call in his office at the Ecumenical Centre.
Statement by WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit on resumption of Cyprus talks
The WCC and its member churches around the world warmly welcome the resumption on 15 May 2015 of negotiations between the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.
Greetings to the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Lesotho Evangelical Church
Greetings brought to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Lesotho Evangelical Church by the WCC’s associate general secretary Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri on behalf of the WCC general secretary.
Pentecost Message 2015
Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2015
Tribute to Somen Das, James Massey and Ninan Koshy
Tribute to Somen Das, James Massey and Ninan Koshy
The witnesses to life
Sermon at the Centennial Commemoration Service of the Armenian Genocide, at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
WCC and AACC joint message of concern over violent protests in Burundi
The World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches express their profound concern over reports of widespread and violent demonstrations in the nation of Burundi.
Preparing for pilgrimage, Participant guide
As local members of a global fellowship, we are encouraged to explore the meaning of pilgrimage in our context and in light of our faith. This three-part study series is designed as a guide to that initial process of exploration.
Preparing for pilgrimage, Leader's guide
This threepart series is designed as a guide to a process of exploration. It is intended for groups that do not have a history of involvement in justice and peace campaigns or in spiritual practice outside of formal worship.
Facebook guide book for WCC staff
An overview of Facebook functionalities and common terminology, tips for communicating effectively and rules to keep in mind.
Day of prayer for the South Sudan peace process
As the tragic situation of conflict in South Sudan moves into its 17th month, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to a special day of prayer on Sunday 10 May, for those affected by the South Sudanese conflict, for the revival of fruitful peace talks, and for new ways ahead.
Transformative Spirituality: a spirituality of encounter
Reflection by Kristine Greenaway, of the United Church of Canada, for the WCC Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace.
WCC Annual Review 2014
The WCC Annual Review 2014 is an illustrated account of WCC programmes and activities over the year.
The right to hope
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for climate change meeting organized by the Vatican, delivered on 28 April.
Letter to Indonesian president
Letter from Olav Fykse Tveit and Bishop Ketut Waspada of the Christian Protestant Church in Bali to the President ofIndonesia, H. E. Joko Widodo, asking to stop the execution of ten people on 28 April.