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The term "WCC document" applies to texts of many different types and levels of institutional authority. Many hundreds of such texts are available on our websites.

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Abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered on 30 August 2015 (13th Sunday after Trinitatis) at the Catedral Pentecostal, Curico, Chile (Iglesia Pentecostal de Chile)
Action Guide: Churches' Week of Action on Food
A 6-page guide for the week with a page you can modify to add specific actions or resources for your region or context.
Slide show: Local becomes national becomes global
Slides accompanying the keynote speech by WCC Communications director Marianne Ejdersten at NORDKOM 2015.
Local becomes national becomes global
Keynote speech by WCC Communications director Marianne Ejdersten at NORDKOM 2015.
The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, at a Public Event in the Chancellery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 26 August, 2015.
Tony Waworuntu
Message from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on death of Tony Waworuntu, WCC Central Committee member.
Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith
Statement on Indigenous Ecological Spiritualties and Christian Faith issued from seminar in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17-20 August 2015.
Statement on first Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
Statement on First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty issued by the WCC international affairs office.
Message on 75th anniversary of the Taizé Community
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's message to Taizé on 16 August 2015 Jubilee Celebrations - "Ora et labora" – pray and work
Reducing the gap - Interfaith riches
Reducing the gap: Interfaith riches, a common message prepared by participants of Building an Interfaith Community Summer Course, held from 27 July – 14 August 2015, Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland
Statement from Buddhist-Christian Consultation in Bangkok
Statement from a Buddhist-Christian consultation on the theme “En-Gendering Justice: Christians in Conversation with Buddhists on Religion, Gender, Sexuality and Power”, in Bangkok, Thailand, 26-30 July, on relationship between religion and gender from an interreligious perspective.
Something New after 70 Years: A Way Forward Together
Speech by Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm at 70th Anniversary Hiroshima Day Rally, World Conference Against A and H Bombs, Green Arena, Prefectural Gymnasium, Hiroshima, 6 August 2015. WCC Pilgrimage to Hiroshima and Nagasaki 5-9 August 2015.
Peacemakers for Life
Sermon for Joint Anglican-Catholic Peace Memorial Service by Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, vice-moderator of the WCC Central Committee and head of WCC delegation of Church Leaders Pilgrimage to Japan on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings.
Korean Common Prayer for Peace and Unification 2015
Joint prayer for the peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula by the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation Central Committee
What is required of us
Speech by Rev. Dr Sang Chang, WCC Asia President, Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, at the Nuclear Disarmament Symposium Hiroshima, 6 August 2015.
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.