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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.
Spirituality in the context of violence and peace
Remarks by Olav Fykse Tveit, as part of the Spiritual Centre event on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace at the German Protestant Kirchentag, Stuttgart.
Statement on the centenary of the Armenian genocide
During the centenary year of the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire, the executive committee of the WCC is meeting in this country on 8-13 June 2015, hosted by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, to honour the martyrs and victims of the genocide.
Congratulation letter to Rev. Dr Samuel W. Meschak
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed his strong appreciation of the recent election of Rev. Dr Samuel W. Meschak as President of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC).
WCC mourns the loss of Anglican ecumenist Kodwo E. Ankrah
In a letter of consolation to the family and friends of Canon Kodwo E. Ankrah of the Church of the Province of Uganda, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Tveit has expressed sympathy following the death on 29 May of “this great Pan-Africanist and ecumenist.”
Sermon, German Kirchentag
Theme: The soil and our faith. These wonderful texts about the power of life are really about the earth, the soil, the black dirt...
Greetings to Rev. Dr Meschak, WACC
WCC congratulates Rev. Dr Samuel W. Meschak on his election as President of the World Association for Christian Communication.
Top Economists and Global Finance Ministers Launch Declaration Calling for International Corporate Tax Reform
Today, the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) launched a global declaration