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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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The hidden treasure and the pearl of great price
A prayer written by Rev. Martin Hoegger, Reformed Church of the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif International Conference on Supporting Jerusalem
Address at the opening session by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, in Cairo, 17 January 2018.
Collect
A prayer written by Rev. Canon Jeremy Worthen, secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology, Church of England, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Anniversary prayer from the Uniting Church in Australia (2)
A prayer written by Dr Jill Tabart, national president, UCA, 1994-1997; consensus mentor, WCC 9th Assembly; for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
An anniversary prayer from the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
A prayer written by Rev. Silvio Schneider, Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil, adviser for Global Mission and Ecumene, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Anniversary prayer from the Uniting Church in Australia (1)
A prayer written by the Rev. Dr Chris Walker, national consultant for Christian Unity, Doctrine and Worship, Uniting Church in Australia, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches
An anniversary prayer from the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad
A prayer written by Archishop Lauma Zusevics, of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Prayers by a former Bossey student from Aotearoa New Zealand
A set of prayers written by Rev. John Stewart Murray, (1929-2017), Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, and former Bossey student in 1955/56.
An anniversary prayer from the Uniting Church in Sweden
A prayer written by Gerard Willemsen, Uniting Church in Sweden, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
An anniversary prayer from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
A prayer written by Rev. Irja Askola, Bishop of Helsinki, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
An anniversary prayer from the National Council of Churches in Australia
A prayer written by Bishop Philip Huggins, president of the National Council of Churches in Australia, remembering a WCC meeting with the theme: “The Church is to be a sign of the coming unity of the whole human family”.
Anniversary prayers from the Uniting Church in Australia
A series of prayers written by the Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon, retired Australian Uniting Church minister, former national director for Mission of the Uniting Church in Australia (1993), for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches. She was the first woman to moderate the Worship Committee preparing a WCC Assembly.
GEM School 2018 - provisional programme
Provisional programme of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Mexico City, Mexico, 19 August – 31 August 2018.
GEM School 2018 - Participant guidelines
Participant guidelines of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Mexico City, Mexico, 19 August – 31 August 2018.
GEM School 2018 - Application form
Application Form for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life - Mexico City, Mexico, 19 August – 31 August 2018
Sermon in Chongwenmen Church, Beijing, 7 January 2018
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary World Council of Churches Sermon in Chongwenmen Church, Beijing, 7 January 2018 Theme: Jesus Christ – the Joy of the World
Bible Study 4 for Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Bible Study 4, "Equipped Disciples: Embracing the Cross", Luke 24:1–12
Bible Study 3 for Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Bible Study 3, "Transforming the World: Equipping Disciples", 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Bible Study 2 for Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Bible Study 2, "Transforming the World, according to Jesus’ Vision of the Kingdom", Matthew 5:1-16
Bible Study 1 for Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Bible Study 1, "Following Jesus: Becoming Disciples", Mark 6:1–13