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PAWEEN seminar July 2017
The PAWEEN seminar 2017 gathered high-profile scholars from leading theological institutions, church leaders, as well as executives of faith-based institutions and ecumenical bodies from and based in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe, representing the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and several historic Black Churches, mainline Protestant and Pentecostal church traditions.
2017 prayer for peaceful reunification by KCF and NCCK and additional liturgical material
Each year, Christians are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF), the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year.
Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
(Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land". (Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)
Condolences on the death of Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat
Condolence letter from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the death of Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat, former moderator of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA).
Invitation to World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
Letter from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to member churches and Central Committee members, inviting their participation in the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel.
Comment on ‘Liberation of Mosul‘
Comment on ‘Liberation of Mosul‘
Call to Action: Faith communities for overcoming hunger and sustaining justice and peace in the Horn of Africa, 29 June 2017
Call to Action: Faith communities for overcoming hunger and sustaining justice and peace in the Horn of Africa, 29 June 2017
Joint Ecumenical Communique/Statement to the 1st WHO Africa Health Forum. Kigali, Rwanda, 27 – 28 June 2017
Communique/Statement by the World Council of Churches, in conjunction with All Africa Conference of Churches, Africa Christian Health Associations Platform and Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network to the 1st WHO Africa Health Forum. Kigali, Rwanda, 27 – 28 June 2017
Preike Olav Fykse Tveit, generalsekretær i Kyrkjenes Verdsråd, Ivar Aasen-tunet 02.07.17 (In Norwegian)
Preike Olav Fykse Tveit, generalsekretær i Kyrkjenes Verdsråd Ivar Aasen-tunet 02.07.17 Nynorske festspel 2017 Tema: ER DU MED?
Presentation on Gender Justice at WCRC General Council
World Communion of Reformed Churches General Council theme presentation by Isabel Apawo Phiri, deputy general secretary of the WCC
WCC General Secretary Greetings, Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, 30 June 2017
Living God Renew and Transform Us 2017 General Council, 28 June – 1 July Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit WCC General Secretary Greetings, Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, 30 June 2017
Action Alert: Become a Champion for Children
The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is looking for Religious Leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations who are willing to become Champions for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV!
Engaging children/youth in the implementation of the Churches’ Commitments To Children
Collaboration with Children and Adolescents in the Implementation of “CHURCHES’ COMMITMENTS TO CHILDREN”: Suggestions, Background materials, and Templates for consultations
To Love Earth and Neighbour as Oneself
Sami Church Days Árviesjávrrie/Arvidsjaur, Sweden, 17 June 2017 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary, World Council of Churches A theological reflection on a more integrated way of understanding creation. Some thoughts on being on a pilgrimage for justice and peace, and why we shouldn’t be so afraid of walking in circles.
Eid al Fitr Greetings
Greetings to the worldwide Muslim community from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC
Open letter from The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine
Open letter from The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.
The cloud of witnesses to hope
Introduction to the Bethlehem Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC
Message by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Bethlehem International Peace Consultation
Message by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the Bethlehem International Peace Consultation, 20 June 2017.
Welcome by Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Patr em., June 20, 2017
Churches of the Holy Land, Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Patr em., June 20, 2017 – Beth Sahour
Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children
Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children