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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. 24 July 2017 04:04 PM
Call to Action to End Famine 18 May 2017 01:52 PM
A Call for a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine Letter of invitation, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and Rev. Dr André Karamaga
 04 May 2017 09:16 AM
Joint Communique, Muslim Council of Elders and World Council of Churches Joint Communique issued by the delegations representing the Muslim Council of Elders and the World Council of Churches at the meeting held 26 April 2017, Cairo, Egypt. 27 April 2017 05:13 PM
Statement on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees Joint Statement of World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance (ACT) and The Lutheran World Federation on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees 31 January 2017 10:11 AM
Joint Communique issued by the delegations representing the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders Joint Communique issued by the delegations representing the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders at the meeting held 30 September – 1 October 2016 Geneva, Switzerland. 01 October 2016 02:00 AM
Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC) and Jim Winkler (NCCCUSA) Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA) on NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land, 14 September, 2016 15 September 2016 02:00 AM
Pursuing peace and strengthening presence: The Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land At a first-ever summit of churches in the USA and the Holy Land, in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on 19-20 April 2016, participants issued a peace statement on the theological and ethical urgency for a just peace in the Holy Land. 25 April 2016 02:00 AM
Advocacy for refugee resettlement to Europe On 22 March 2016, the CCME, CEC and WCC sent a letter to member churches and partner organizations in Europe urging increased advocacy for more refugee resettlement with their national governments and parliaments. 23 March 2016 01:00 AM
Negotiations should end the conflict and bring political transition in Syria Negotiations should end the conflict and bring political transition in Syria, urged the World Council of Churches and Pax Christi International in a joint statement issued 15 March. 16 March 2016 01:00 AM
Peace message from WCC and AACC to all parties in Burundi On 1 March 2016, a delegation on behalf of the WCC and AACC sent a peace message to all parties in Burundi, preceding a solidarity visit on 1-4 March, to encourage peace and dialogue in the country. 10 March 2016 01:00 AM
Statement on the situation in Burundi In a joint statement issued on 18 December, WCC and AACC have come together in expressing grave concern for the people of Burundi. 18 December 2015 01:00 AM
Statement from the South Sudan Council of Churches on the deteriorating situation in South Sudan In a statement issued in Juba on 26 May 2015, the South Sudan Council of Churches spoke of the deteriorating situation in South Sudan. 27 May 2015 02:00 AM
WCC and AACC joint message of concern over violent protests in Burundi The World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches express their profound concern over reports of widespread and violent demonstrations in the nation of Burundi. 05 May 2015 02:00 AM
WCC and CCA call for urgent action in earthquake-hit Nepal The World Council of Churches and the Christian Conference of Asia issued a joint statement following the earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. 26 April 2015 01:44 PM
We stand together to make peace, now Joint statement from the South Sudan Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches Consultation on Peace in South Sudan. 14 – 15 April 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 16 April 2015 02:00 AM
Ending extreme poverty: A moral and spiritual imperative Over 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations today launched a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group. 09 April 2015 01:00 PM
Interfaith statement on climate change The statement produced at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change 2014, presented to the deputy-secretary general of the UN, Jan Eliasson. The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change was hosted by the WCC and Religions for Peace in New York. 21 September 2014 02:00 AM
WCC-RABIIT joint statement on the bombings in Jos, Nigeria Joint statement from the WCC and the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (RABIIT) on the bombings in Jos, Nigeria. 21 May 2014 05:05 PM
WCC-LWF-ACT Alliance letter to Swiss authorities The World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation and the ACT Alliance joint letter expressing concerns over Swiss immigration vote in an official letter to François Longchamp, president of the state council of Geneva, sent on to him on 20 February. 20 February 2014 12:00 AM
CEC-WCC open letter to the European Union Joint letter by the general secretaries of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches to the European Union about the situation in Greece. 21 November 2012 06:08 PM
Statement on destruction of church property in Khartoum The general secretaries of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) have expressed their shock and profound concern following the demolition of an Episcopal parish church in Khartoum on orders of Sudanese government authorities. 22 June 2012 06:44 PM
Joint statement Christian Muslim delegation to Nigeria A joint statement issued on 25 May at the press conference in Abuja, by the WCC and the Royal Jordanian Aal Al Bayt Institute delegation's visit to Nigeria. 25 May 2012 07:30 AM
Message for the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Call for joining with the Armenian people in offering prayers for Armenians and other victims of genocide. 14 April 2011 04:08 PM
Follow-up on the adoption of NATO's Strategic Concept Following up on their earlier calls for nuclear disarmament, four global, regional and national ecumenical organizations told leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union and Russia that NATO and its member states should seize the opportunity of the Defence and Deterrence Review in 2011 to take bold steps and end the anachronistic policy of nuclear sharing including the deployment of United States tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. 16 March 2011 11:20 PM
Letter to NATO, EU, USA and Russia on nuclear disarmament "Now is the time to continue the trend" toward nuclear disarmament, four global, regional and national ecumenical organizations told leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union and Russia. "The present opportunity must be transformed into conclusive actions." 28 October 2009 05:11 PM
Joint WCC-CEC letter concerning Camp Ashraf, Iraq 18 September 2009 06:00 AM
Joint call on Zimbabwean leaders 14 November 2008 11:16 PM
WCC LWF letter to the Prime Minister of India The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) jointly call on the President of India to end the violence in the state of Orissa. 04 September 2008 07:22 PM
Public comment on the situation in Georgia The World Council of Churches and the Conference of European Churches express alarm and distress at the use of force in the dispute over South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 12 August 2008 07:22 PM
Joint Global Ecumenical Leaders Statement on the Zimbabwe Political Parties Pact 24 July 2008 08:48 PM
Joint WCC-WSCF letter on Zimbabwe 24 June 2008 07:22 PM
WCC/LWF/WARC appeal for end to violence Joint appeal for an end to violence in the Middle East by the World Council of Churches, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Lutheran World Federation. 08 August 2006 04:28 PM
Letter to His All Holiness Bartholomew I Joint letter by the general secretaries of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches. 13 December 2004 04:35 PM
Letter from REOs to Kofi Annan 04 September 2004 10:28 PM
Reflection by the WCC general secretary Reflection in a service of prayer for peace at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva March 2003 21 March 2003 12:37 AM
Reflection by the papal nuncio in Geneva Reflection in a service of prayer for peace at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva March 2003 21 March 2003 12:37 AM
Ecumenical prayer service for peace in Iraq On 20 February 2003, the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches called for churches around the world to join in prayer for peace in Iraq on the first day of Lent. An ecumenical prayer service for peace was held 20 March 2003 at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva. 21 March 2003 12:27 AM
Spirituality of Unity Dr Chiara Lubich, the founder and president of the Focolare movement for spiritual and social renewal, visited the World Council of Churches (WCC) on October 28 for worship and discussions on the "spirituality for unity" in all areas of life and humanity. After a rich exchange, Dr Lubich and Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser, WCC general secretary, issued a joint reflection on the theme to emphasize the "renewed hope for our common ecumenical journey". 28 October 2002 11:33 PM
Joint statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Issued jointly by Mr Jean Fischer, general secretary of the Conference of European Churches, the Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, the Rev. Dr Milan Opocenski, general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser of the World Council of Churches. 19 March 1997 12:00 AM