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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.
Speech for 10th Anniversary of Globethics.net
Introduction to "Communication Rights: Communication for all" from Marianne Ejdersten,vice chair World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe, WCC director of communication (elect), at the 10th Anniversary of Globethics.net
Faith Communities on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Interfaith statement at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons delivered by Kimiaki Kawai (SGI)
Address from Anders Wejryd at CEC-colloquium
Address from WCC president for Europe, Anders Wejryd at the Conference of European Churches (CEC)-colloquium in Brussels, Belgium, delivered on 4 December, 2014.
Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution – A Pillar for Peace in Northeast Asia and Beyond
Address to the 4th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, delivered on 3 December, 2014
Statement on Nigeria mosque attack
Statement from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit following the attack on the Great Mosque of Kano in Nigeria on 28 November.
Anders Wejryd's speech for WCC peace consultation in Sigtuna
Speech of Rev. Dr Anders Wejryd, Archbishop emeritus for the WCC consultation and workshop on Peace building and Advocacy for Just Peace, 1-5 December, Sigtuna, Sweden.
Speech at Ecumenical Peacebuilding Consultation in Sigtuna December 2014
Speech by the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Sigtuna, 1st of December 2014 at the Ecumenical Peacebuilding Consultation and Workshop on Advocacy for Just Peace.
Economy of Life, An Invitation to Theological Reflection and Action
This document addresses churches, church communities, ecumenical organizations, theological faculties, seminaries and partners around the globe with an invitation to more intensive theological reflection and action on the Economy of Life.
Theological Reflection on Economy of Life
Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014.
A Bible Study Guide for the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC
To accompany the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC, the bible study guide uses Old and New Testament texts, from Genesis 41 to Luke 8, to shed light on the greed line and to reflect on the questions: What is greed? Why is greed pervasive?
The Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC
Responding to the enduring spiritual, structural and cultural problem of greed, the document summarizes the discussions of the WCC's Greed Line Study Group.
Economy of Life for All Now: An Ecumenical Action Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture
The document outlines action areas for churches in tackling public finance and debt, regulation of the financial sector and global economic governance with the aim of realizing ethical, democratic, just and sustainable financial and economic systems.
Forced Displacement, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Middle East
Statement by the WCC Executive Committee, meeting in Paralimni, Cyprus, 21-26 November 2014