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"...and who is my neighbour?"
Opening Sermon at Thanksgiving Worship, Doorn, Utrecht, Holland, 14 June.
At the closing of the WCC United Nations Advocacy Week 2010
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, at the closing day of the United Nations Advocacy Week, 27 September - 1 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.
Bible study: Christ alone?
Bible study on Matthew 25: 31-46 by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC general secretary)
Danube Wave of Peace
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general scretary, at the closing celebration of the Danube Wave of Peace in Ulm, Germany.
"Discipleship amidst the unknown"
Sermon on "Discipleship amidst the Unknown"at United Methodist Church, Tampa, US on 1 May
The Ecumenical Movement of the Cross
Sermon for the service of installation of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit as general secretary of the World Council of Churches. Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Tuesday 23 February 2010
"God of Life and the Ecumenical Movement of Creation"
Sermon at the Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre
God will speak peace to his people
A sermon given by Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary on January 27 in Seoul, Korea.
Homily at the final ceremony of "A world without violence" in Naples
A homily by REv. Dr Samuel Kobia at the concluding ceremony of the interfaith dialogue "A world without violence" in Naples, October 2007.
Launch of the ACT Alliance
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit held the sermon at the prayer service at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.
Living together is the future
Meditation by WCC general secretary by Sant’Egidio Prayers for Peace – Sarajevo September 11, 2012
"No one created to be excluded"
Reflections on Colossians 1:15-20 at Ecumenical Centre 14 January 2013
Olav Fykse Tveit's 1st sermon as WCC general secretary
This is the dream we carry through the world that something fantastic will happen that it has to happen that time will open by itself
"Rich toward God", St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, June 6, 2010
Sermon at Chaoyang Church, Beijing
Sermon by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia to the congregation of the Bong Soo Church, Pyongyang, North Korea
On Sunday morning 18 October 2009, the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, preached at the Bong Soo Church in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Service of induction of AACC general secretary Bishop M. Dandala
Sermon by WCC general secretary Konrad Raiser at the service of induction of Bishop M. Dandala as General Secretary of AACC, Johannesburg, 10th August 2003
The gift of unity
"The journey is home" - Sermon at Holy Trinity Church Dubai
The Peace of Freedom
"The spring of Living Water"
Meditation By the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) At the Uniting General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Morning Worship Monday, 21 June, 2010
Valedictory sermon: "Signs of the Times"
Valedictory sermon by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia at the Ecumenical Centre chapel on Monday, 7 December 2009.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2011
Sermon for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, during a prayer service organized by the Rassemblement des Eglises et Communautés Chrétiennes de Genève in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 19 January 2011
"When the peace came"
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary Morning prayers at the Ecumenical Centre 26 April 2010, first day of the WCC Staff Planning Week
Sermon at memorial service for Emilio Castro
This is the English version of the sermon delivered by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the memorial service for Emilo Castro
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
Sermon at the Neighbourhood Church of the Brethren in Montgomery, Illinois, United States.
Sermon at Swiss ecumenical celebration
Sermon titled "God of Life, lead us to justice and peace", preached by the WCC general secretary at the ecumenical celebration hosted by the Swiss churches at the Cathedral of Lausanne ahead of the WCC assembly.
The Voice that Tells Us the Way to Justice and Peace
Sermon from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Ecumenical Advent Prayer for Peace Kyoto Catholic Cathedral, Kyoto, Japan.
Sermon at the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan 150 years anniversary
Sermon at the celebration of the 150 years anniversary of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan, Taipei by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, on Easter morning. Text: Matthew 28:1-10. Theme: “Do not be afraid!”
The witnesses to life
Sermon at the Centennial Commemoration Service of the Armenian Genocide, at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC.
Sermon, German Kirchentag
Theme: The soil and our faith. These wonderful texts about the power of life are really about the earth, the soil, the black dirt...
Abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered on 30 August 2015 (13th Sunday after Trinitatis) at the Catedral Pentecostal, Curico, Chile (Iglesia Pentecostal de Chile)
Sermon in Brasilia - The Day for Creation
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered on 1 September 2015 – The Day for Creation, at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Brasilia, Brazil.
To stop and to walk for justice and peace
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary 6 September, 2015, Bogota, Colombia, at the ecumenical prayer service organized by the Presbyterian Church of Colombia.
Unity in love
On 25 November, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit gave a sermon in Chennai, India, on the topic of "Unity in love".
Meditation at the Sant'Egidio evening prayer in Santa Maria in Trastevere
Meditation by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, at the Sant’Egidio evening prayer in Santa Maria in Trastevere on 14 December 2015.
Launch of Seven Weeks for Water 2016
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem
The pilgrimage of healing, justice and peace
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Knox Church, Christchurch, New Zealand on 9 October 2016.
Sermon at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney, 16 October 2016.
Sermon at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney, 16 October 2016. Ecumenical Multicultural Worship Service Text: Luke 24
Preike Ås kyrkje, Ås, 01.01.2017 Olav Fykse Tveit, Generalsekretær i Kirkenes Verdensråd (In Norwegian)
Olav Fykse Tveit, Generalsekretær i Kirkenes Verdensråd (In Norwegian) Preike Ås kyrkje, Ås, 01.01.2017 Reformasjonsjubileum, ny relasjon stat-kyrkje i Noreg, Ås kyrkje 150 år. Tekst: Lukas 2,21
Sermon by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Ås Church, Ås, 1 January 2017
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit preached on New Year’s Day in the Church of Ås in Norway, 1 January 2017
Sermon at St Johann Kirche, Davos, Switzerland
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke on 16 January at the Peace Vigil for Justice at Kirche St Johann, in Davos, organized by the Committee of Christian Churches in Davos, in support of International Bridges to Justice.
Accountability in global leadership
By Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2017.
OFT Accountability, Nynorsk
Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” 1 March 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” 1 March 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre during "Seven weeks for water" Lenten campaign 2017
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches, at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during Ecumenical Water Network's Lenten campaign "Seven weeks for water", 20 March 2017
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
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.
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.
Pentecost prayer 2017, OFT_AR
Pentecost prayer 2017, OFT_HE
On the occasion of Finn Church Aid marking 70 years
Sermon given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 27 September 2017, as Finn Church Aid celebrate 70 years.