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Parenting adolescents is not an easy task
Sermon in the United Methodist Church In Blantyre, Malawi, by Pauline Njiru, WCC-EHAIA
Greetings on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, Bern
Greetings of the WCC general secretary on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, 18 June 2017, Bern, Switzerland
Tveit: Samiske kirkedagar, Arviesjavrrie/Arvidsjaur, Sverige, 17.06.2017 Å elske jorda og sin neste som seg sjølv
Arviesjavrrie/Arvidsjaur, Sverige, 17.06.2017 Å elske jorda og sin neste som seg sjølv En teologisk refleksjon om å forstå skapelsen på ein meir integrert måte. Nokre tankar om å vere på ei pilgrimsferd for rettferd og fred, og kvifor vi ikkje skal vere så redde for å gå i ring.
Words of welcome to the Executive Committee meeting - June 2017
Dr Agnes Abuoum, moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, words of welcome to the meeting of the Executive Committee, 7-12 une 2017.
Launch of the new World Vision campaign ‘It takes a World to End Violence against Children’
Closing remarks by Prof Isabel Apawo Phiri, Deputy General Secretary World Council of Churches. June 13, Geneva, Restaurant Vieux Bois.
Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV
Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis.
Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace - with the Earth
Lecture by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Ev. Akademie Hofgeismar in Germany, on 14 June 2017.
Statement on the US Government’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, on 7-12 June 2017, expresses its deep disappointment at the recent decision by the US President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement concluded in December 2015.
Statement on Ecumenical Engagement for Peace, Reconciliation and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
Statement on 50 Years of Occupation
This year, 2017, marks several historic anniversaries of great importance to the history and development of the situation in Israel and Palestine and to the ecumenical community’s response to this situation – including 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 50 years since the Six Day War of 1967, and 10 years since the 2007 WCC International Peace Conference "Churches together for Peace and Justice in the Middle East" in Amman, Jordan.
The report by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the WCC executive committee, June 2017
In his report to the Executive Committee, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that we are living in a time when the purpose and the objectives of the WCC are highly relevant. Based on these realities, there is a need for a new search for unity, he said. “Through the many dimensions of its work, the WCC contributes to the unity of the church, and the unity that the WCC is able to express, in turn, contributes to the unity of humankind.”
Speech by WCC Europe president at SACC gathering, 2017
Speech by WCC Europe president at SACC gathering, 2017
Pentecost prayer for unity and just peace
Pentecost prayer for unity and just peace, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Jerusalem, 5 June 2017.
صلاة عيد العنصرة من أجل الوحدة والسلام العادل في الأرض المقدسة من رؤساء الكنائس في جميع أنحاء العالم
Pentecost Prayers for Unity and Just Peace in the Holy Land from Church Leaders Worldwide - Arabic version
Pentecost Prayers for Unity and Just Peace in the Holy Land from Church Leaders Worldwide
WCC Financial Report 2016, Activities Appendix
WCC Financial Report 2016, Activities Appendix
Bible study at Kirchentag 2017
Referring to the biblical account of the encounter between Jesus and Zacchaeus, a repentant tax collector in Jericho (Luke 19:1-10), Olav Fykse Tveit notes that Zacchaeus found peace in joyfully welcoming but he was also ready to make up for the injustice of the past by rendering justice.
Bible study: "Pilgrimage as Solidarity" (Ruth 1:1–22)
"Pilgrimage as Solidarity" (Ruth 1:1-22) - a Bible Study on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace by Yolanda Pantou
Sermon at the ecumenical worship and prayer Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 May, 2017
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary World Council of Churches Sermon at the ecumenical worship and prayer Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 May, 2017
Call to Action to End Famine