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Called to Dialogue
Inter-religious and Intra-Christian Dialogue in Ecumenical Conversation - A Practical Guide.
Minute on election in Myanmar
The executive committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, 13-18 November 2015, welcomes the peaceful election process recently concluded in Myanmar.
Statement on situation in Israel and Palestine
In a statement issued by the WCC Executive Committee on 18 November 2015, the WCC expresses its grave concern at recent developments in Israel and Palestine.
CID-WCC Joint Communique
8th Meeting for Dialogue between the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue (CID) from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the WCC
2015 World AIDS Day Service
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1 each year. This service helps us remember people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and people living with HIV; a time to give thanks for progress that has been made and to reflect on what still needs to be done.
Statement on terrorist attacks in Paris
The WCC has strongly condemned the latest terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, in a statement issued on 14 November by its executive committee during their meeting in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland.
Statement on UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 2015
The WCC Executive Committee states that, sfter more than 20 years of UN negotiations, COP21 has to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
Solidarity letter to member churches in the Middle East
A letter of solidarity following terrorist attacks in Beirut.
Solidarity letter to member churches in France
A letter of solidarity following terrorist attacks in Paris.
Diwali 2015
Greetings of peace and prosperity to Hindus on the occasion of Diwali.
Statement at the opening session of the consultation "Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together"
This consultation on "Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together" comes therefore timely. It is very much needed that we come together as Christians from different confessional families and discern how we can work together in supporting those sisters and brothers that go through these challenging times. The suffering of so many makes all of us sad and vulnerable.
Following Christ Together
The theme “Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together” remained in sharp focus at a Global Christian Forum consultation in Albania. The event from 1-5 November in Tirana gathered some 150 international participants, including representatives of the WCC.
Bishop Aldo Etchegoyen
Letter of condolences on the passing of Bishop Aldo Etchegoyen from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina (IEMA).
Condolence letter to His Holiness Kirill
On Monday 2 November 2015, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit wrote to express his heartfelt condolences for all those who died in the tragic airplane crash occurring in the Sinai desert in the early morning of October 31.
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance Newsletter, October 2015
This newsletter provides an update on the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance as an initiative of the World Council of Churches, with updates on activities in the Live the Promise HIV Campaign and the Food for Life Campaign.
Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis: Communique
The WCC, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria and the Evangelical Church in Germany jointly hosted a Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis, on 29 October 2015.
Pyongyang Appeal
By the Steering Group of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.
Prayers for people in Aceh Singkil
Prayers for people in Aceh Singkil
Condolence on the death of Bishop Taranath Sugar
Condolence from the General Secretary of the WCC on the death of Bishop Taranath Sugnanam Sagar, the Senior Bishop of the Methodist Church in India
Message of solidarity for Christians in Aceh Singkil
The WCC general secretary expresses solidarity and support for the member churches of the Huria Kristen Batak and other Christians in Aceh Singkil, in light of the recent burning and demolition of church buildings in the region.