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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.
Pastoral Letter to Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, 22 July 2017
Dear Heads of Churches in Jerusalem My heart and my prayers are with you and your churches these days, and with all the peoples of faith in Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
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