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WCC expresses grave concern for Rohingya people in Myanmar
The World Council of Churches (WCC) expresses its concern about the situation of the Rohingya people and the circumstances in Rakhine state that have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and country. According to UN and reputable media reports, some 379,000 Rohingya people have sought refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August, fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
World Mission Conference 2018: Warsha proposal application form
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting proposals for workshops to be conducted at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (WMC), which will take place from 8-13 March 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania, under the theme “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship”.
Address of WCC president for Europe Dr Anders Wejryd at the international interreligious meeting "Paths of Peace”
Address of the WCC president for Europe, archbishop emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd at the international interreligious meeting of dialogue and prayer for peace "Paths of Peace”, held in Münster and Osnabruck, Germany on 11 September, 2017.
The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue
The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue, by Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, in Minneapolis and Collegeville, 8 and 10 September 2017
Message of the WCC CCIA on the nuclear weapon test by North Korea
Message of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs on the nuclear weapon test by North Korea
The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives
The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary.
Joint Communique of the 9th Meeting for Dialogue between the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue and Civilization of Iran and the World Council of Churches
Joint Communique of the 9th Meeting for Dialogue between the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue and Civilization (CID) of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the World Council of Churches (WCC)
Christmas Message by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, 2004
Letter of condolence to people of Siera Leone from the general secretary of WCC
Letter of condolence to the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches.
Statement regarding the Separation Wall, 2003
Statement by the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem regarding the Separation Wall, 2003
To the Korean Christian Federation and the National Council of Churches in Korea
Letter of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary to the Korean Christian Federation, the National Council of Churches in Korea and WCC member churches in Republic of Korea
Sermon at the Welcome worship of the Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Fiji
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary World Council of Churches Sermon at the Welcome worship of the Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Fiji Centennial Church, Suva, Fiji August 13, 2017
2000: Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem
Message of the Patriarchs and Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem on the Occasion of the Great Jubilee in the Year 2000
WCC reaction to fresh sanctions against DPRK
The World Council of Churches (WCC) believes that the situation on the Korean peninsula fully warrants the serious and sustained attention of the international community. There is no other geographic context in which the risk of regionally and globally catastrophic conflict is greater, and no point in recent history when tensions in the region have been higher. It is of critical and urgent necessity that the risks of conflict be reduced, not heightened.
Sermon in the Centenary Chapel, The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tonga Sunday August 6, 2017
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the WCC: Sermon in the Centenary Chapel, The Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, Nuku’alofa, Tonga Sunday August 6, 2017 “The dawn from on high will break upon us” Text: Luke 1: 76-79
Reformation in our world today: Ecumenical Conversation by Dr Agnes Abuom Moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee
Reformation in our world today: Ecumenical Conversation Dr Agnes Abuom Moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee Talking Points shared at a seminar during St Olav’s Festival in July 2017
Address to the Synod of the Maohi Protestant Church, 29 July 2017
Tahiti, 29 July 2017 Address to the Synod of the Maohi Protestant Church Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary WCC
To Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, first Primate of the Anglican Province of Sudan
Congratulatory message from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo Kumir Kuku on his installation as the first Archbishop and Primate of the Province of Sudan of the Anglican Communion.
1991 Message to the Delegates of the Peace Conference in Madrid from the Patriarchs and the Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem
The churches in Jerusalem greet you in the name of the God of peace. From this Holy City we raise our prayers for all those who have worked tirelessly so that a new foundation for peace can be built. We pray as you begin your deliberations in Madrid that the Spirit of reconciliation and understanding will prevail and that justice and peace will come to our tormented land.
Invitation to a Global Prayer Day for the Korean Peninsula, 13 August 2017
In a letter of invitation to member churches, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and World Communion of Reformed Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson invited parishes and individuals across the world to pray for the reconciliation and healing of the divided Korean Peninsula on 13 August 2017.