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Speeches and lectures by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches
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One God, one humanity General Secretary Lecture - Speech 07 November 2017 Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Muslim World League symposium in Geneva entitled “The Role of Religions on the Strengthening of World Peace.”
The Harvest is Plenty but the Labourers are few General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 October 2017 Inaugural Address of the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, during the Inaugural Service of the 16th Synod Meeting of the Church of North India, New Delhi.
The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 September 2017 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
The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives General Secretary Lecture - Speech 25 August 2017 The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary.
Greetings on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, Bern General Secretary Lecture - Speech 18 June 2017 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 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 June 2017 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.
Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace - with the Earth General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 June 2017 Lecture by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Ev. Akademie Hofgeismar in Germany, on 14 June 2017.
Bible study at Kirchentag 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 27 May 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.
General secretary's address at Al Azhar University, 27 April 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 27 April 2017 Address by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, 27 April 2017.
General secretary's address at Al Azhar University, 26 April 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 26 April 2017 Address by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, 26 April 2017.
Introduction to The Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, 24 April 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 April 2017 Introduction by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the occasion of the visit of The Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, 24 April 2017
Response to the address of HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 April 2017 Response to the address of HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Greeting at Chambésy by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 22 April 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 22 April 2017 Greeting at Chambésy by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 22 April 2017
Speech to the Christian Council of Norway, 25 years General Secretary Lecture - Speech 07 April 2017 Speech to the Christian Council of Norway, 25 years, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Speech at “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights”, 15 March 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 16 March 2017 At the Geneva Centre on 15 March, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit joined a panel speaking on the theme “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights.”
Reflection at the World Council of Churches Staff Planning Days, 2017 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 March 2017 Reflection at the World Council of Churches Staff Planning Days 6-9 March by the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Is religion discriminatory? General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 February 2017 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's panel contribution during a conference at a cultural center in Trondheim, Norway.
Accountability in global leadership General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 January 2017 By Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2017.
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Bethlehem, 8 December General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 December 2016 Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, in Bethlehem on 8 December 2016.
The Jubilee of the Reformation – ecumenical? General Secretary Lecture - Speech 27 October 2016 Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 27 October 2016, at the Peterskirche, the University Church of Heidelberg.
Michael Putney lecture on ecumenism - Brisbane, Australia General Secretary Lecture - Speech 19 October 2016 WCC general secretary presented a lecture on ecumenism in Brisbane, Australia, on 18 October 2016. The lecture's name pays tribute to Bishop Michael Putney.
Welcome to the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 October 2016 Welcome to the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, on 1 october 2016.
Presentation by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 30 September 2016 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 30 September 2016 Presentation by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 30 September 2016.
Welcome by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches General Secretary Lecture - Speech 29 September 2016 Words of welcome by the WCC general Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to His Eminence Professor Ahmad al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam and Sheikh Al Azhar, on 29 September 2016.
Pentecostal World Conference, address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 September 2016 WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke during the opening day of the 24th Pentecostal World Conference, in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 September 2016.
Words of greetings at the Sunday morning worship General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 September 2016 Words of greetings by the WCC general Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Sunday morning worship, Riverside Church, Sunday, 4 September 2016.
World Methodist Conference, Theme: ONE General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 September 2016 Ecumenical Dinner – Keynote Address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches This day, Sept 1, has become a new moment in our ecumenical calendars in recent years as The Day of Creation. This year we have as World Council of Churches, together with the Ecumenical Patriarch and other ecumenical leaders and partners,issued a unique common ecumenical call to celebrate, to pray, and to care for God’s wonderful creation. This is a meaningful sign of our Christian unity, and offers me an entry to what I want to say about being One. To be One is about life, to be together; it is about finding new ways forward together; and it is about contributing to real hope.
The joint pilgrimage of justice and peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 August 2016 Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the launch of the International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony, 19 August 2016 in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Creation Is Not For Sale General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 June 2016 Climate Change speech in Wittenberg
Commemoration and prayer, 40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto General Secretary Lecture - Speech 12 June 2016 Commemoration and prayer, 40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto 16.06.1976
40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto, 16 June 1976 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 11 June 2016 WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was one of the keynote speakers along with government representatives and church leaders at the commemoration of the Soweto Uprising.
Europe needs repentance - a European value from the Reformation? General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 May 2016 Presentation by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Wider Outlook Works Festival in Halle, Germany.
Sustainable Development and the Future of Work in the Context of the Jubilee of Mercy General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 May 2016 Speech delivered by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a global seminar in Rome organized by the International Labour Organization, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Caritas Internationalis.
WCC and the UN: Common heritage and shared challenges General Secretary Lecture - Speech 07 April 2016 On 6 April, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addressed the issue of global security in a contribution to York Minster’s lecture series Global Security and the United Nations: 70 years on, in York, UK.
The role of religion in sustainable development and peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 February 2016 Speech given by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at Partners for Change: Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 February 2016.
Opening of WCC/UN Conference on Refugee Crisis General Secretary Lecture - Speech 18 January 2016 Opening remarks from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
Caring for Our Common Home: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Concern General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 January 2016 Comments on the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis: The encyclical – earth as common home
Service and advocacy: Matters of faith? General Secretary Lecture - Speech 12 January 2016 Speech given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Nordic Conference on Systematic Theology, Helsinki, on 9 January, 2016
COP21 High Level Dialogue General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 December 2015 An address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on behalf of Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris.
Religious and cultural pluralism and peaceful coexistence in Middle East General Secretary Lecture - Speech 19 October 2015 Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered at the international conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” held in Athens, Greece.
Speech for the public event in Lengerich Germany General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 October 2015 Speech for the public event in Lengerich, Germany, delivered by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC.
CLAI Consultation on Climate Justice General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 September 2015 Speech delivered by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary on 5 September at a Consultation on Climate Justice organized by the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) in Barranquilla, Colombia.
The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 26 August 2015 Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, at a Public Event in the Chancellery, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 26 August, 2015.
Greetings for Holy Muron ceremony General Secretary Lecture - Speech 18 July 2015 Greetings from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for the ceremony of the blessing of the Armenian Church of the Holy Muron in Bikfaya, Lebanon.
50th anniversary of the JWG General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 June 2015 Greetings by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 50th anniversary of the Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC.
Spirituality in the context of violence and peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 11 June 2015 Remarks by Olav Fykse Tveit, as part of the Spiritual Centre event on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace at the German Protestant Kirchentag, Stuttgart.
"Our life and our death are with our neighbour”: Commemorating a genocide, affirming our common humanity General Secretary Lecture - Speech 23 April 2015 “Our life and our death are with our neighbour” – this is a spiritual affirmation from the Christian tradition which we owe to Saint Anthony, a monk from Egypt of the third and fourth century. This is our common legacy from the early years of Armenia and its Christian history. To be human is to be part of the one humanity. From the first day of our life we depend on others. Today we are reminded in a dramatic way that belonging to one another is our destiny, for better or for worse. The gift of life together includes our responsibility for one another. This is a matter of being human, created by God for fellowship and unity.
A word of farewell to Philip Potter - a pilgrim of justice and peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 16 April 2015 Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the funeral of Rev. Dr Philip Potter in Lübeck, Germany.
Speech at the University of Hanshin General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 April 2015 Speech given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the ceremony in which he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hanshin.
Right to Hope General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 March 2015 Presentation on “The adverse impacts of climate change on States’ efforts progressively to realize the right to food, and policies, lessons learned and good practices” – Human Rights Council, Geneva, 2015.
Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution – A Pillar for Peace in Northeast Asia and Beyond General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 December 2014 Address to the 4th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, delivered on 3 December, 2014
Speech at Ecumenical Peacebuilding Consultation in Sigtuna December 2014 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 02 December 2014 Speech by the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Sigtuna, 1st of December 2014 at the Ecumenical Peacebuilding Consultation and Workshop on Advocacy for Just Peace.
Speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly 2014 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 22 October 2014 WCC general secretray's speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly held from 21-24 October 2014 in Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic.
Address to meeting of European Council of Religious Leaders General Secretary Lecture - Speech 13 May 2014 Address to 11th annual meeting of European Council of Religious Leaders by the WCC general secretary at the Round Table on Societies in Transition: The Role of Inter-Religious Dialogue and Cooperation, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Address to the Church of Norway General Synod General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 April 2014 WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's address to the Church of Norway General Synod, delivered on 4 April 2014, in Kristiansand, Norway.
Address to the Church of Norway General Synod - in Norwegian General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 April 2014 WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's address (in Norwegian) to the Church of Norway General Synod, delivered on 4 April 2014, in Kristiansand, Norway.
Message delivered in audience with Pope Francis General Secretary Lecture - Speech 07 March 2014 WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's speech during his audience with Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, Rome, on 7 March 2014.
Reflections on World Day of Peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 January 2014 WCC general secretary's reflections on Pope Francis' message for the World Day of Peace at the inter-religious service at the St. Nicolas de Flue church, on 20 January 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
At the award ceremony for the Ecumenical Centre re-development architectural competition General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 December 2013 “We have found reasons to hope for the re-development of the Ecumenical Centre and its surrounding property in ways that will be beneficial to the work of WCC, to tenants in this location, to the community in Grand-Saconnex and to the vision for the international zone as a Jardin des Nations,” WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said in his welcoming remarks at the award ceremony for the winning design for the development of the Ecumenical Centre and WCC offices as well as runner-up projects.
After Mandela General Secretary Lecture - Speech 16 December 2013 Opening statement by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) held in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on 16 December 2013.
Address to Religions for Peace 9th World Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 21 November 2013 Speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Religions for Peace 9th World Assembly - Vienna, Austria, 21 November 2013.
Speech of the general secretary of the WCC General Secretary Lecture - Speech 30 October 2013 Speech of the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the WCC 10th Assembly
Pacem in Terris - 50th Anniversary General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 October 2013 The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse message at the Tveit Pacem in Terris - 50th Anniversary, The Vatican, 3 October 2013.
ELCA Churchwide Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 August 2013 Greetings by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Pittsburgh, PA, United States on 15 August 2013.
52nd Annual Session - Progressive National Baptist Convention General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 August 2013 Greetings by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, to the 52nd Annual Session of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Detroit, Michigan, USA, 8 August 2013.
Address to 14th Assembly of the Conference of European Churches General Secretary Lecture - Speech 05 July 2013 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) address at the Conference of European Churches 14th Assembly in Budapest, Hungary, addressing the theme “And now what are you waiting for: CEC and its Mission in a Changing Europe”.
Greetings to the ACC-ELCIC Joint Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 05 July 2013 Greetings to the Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Canada, delivered on 5 July 2013.
Greetings to the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin General Secretary Lecture - Speech 02 July 2013 Speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin, Germany on 1 July addressing the theme “Diaconia – Healing and Wholeness for the World”.
Greetings to the AACC Jubilee Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 08 June 2013 Greetings to the AACC Jubilee Assembly Kampala, Uganda 8 June 2013 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches
The Role of Religion In Our Work for Justice and Peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 June 2013 Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at "Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century: Search for New Paradigm" A comprehensive framework for global Economy - Ecology - Education - Health - Security - Governance, at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Council Chamber, Palais des Nations, Monday, 3 June 2013
The Role of Religion in our Work for Peace and Justice General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 June 2013 Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the United Nations conference on opportunities and challenges for the 21st century
Address to the United Protestant Church of France synod General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 May 2013 Greetings from the general secretary of the World Council of Churches to the first synod of the United Protestant Church of France
A vision for a pilgrimage: working and walking together into the future General Secretary Lecture - Speech 18 April 2013 Speech by the WCC general secretary to the Pre-Assembly for Specialized Ministries at Ecumenical Institute, Bossey 18-19 April 2013
Reflections on inter-religious service for peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 22 January 2013 Brief reflections on peace at the occasion of the Interreligious Service for Peace, 21, January 2013 at the Ecumenical Centre. by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary
Reflections on female genital mutilation General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 December 2012 Charity Concert with Global Alliance against Female Genital Mutilation
The Unity We Seek: Reflections on Ecumenism Today, 13 October 2012 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 13 October 2012 The Unity We Seek: Reflections on Ecumenism Today. by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K. – Saturday 13 October 2012
St Egidio Panel Discussion of Love of the Poor General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 September 2012 WCC General Secretary's contribution to a panel discussion "Love of the Poor: The Path to Ecumenism" St Egidio - International Meeting for Peace Sarajevo, 10 September 2012
St Egidio Panel Discussion Experts in Humanity General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 September 2012 WCC General Secretary's contribution to a panel discussion "Experts in Humanity: The social and political challenge to believers" at the International Meeting for Peace, St Egidio, Sarajevo, 10 September 2012
Keynote address on theology and unity in Oslo consultation General Secretary Lecture - Speech 06 June 2012 Oslo consultation by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, WCC, on the “The future of theology in the changing landscapes of universities in Europe and beyond”, 6 June 2012.
NCC India Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 26 April 2012 XXVII Quadrennial Assembly of the National Council of Churches in India April 25-28, 2012, Bangalore, India Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit World Council of Churches General Secretary
Speech at St Andrews, Presbyterian Church, Toronto General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 March 2012 In a series of visits to the Toronto offices of WCC member churches in Canada, and in a lecture and panel discussion on the evening of Wednesday 14 March, the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, explored contemporary hopes and challenges in the pursuit of Christian unity.
International Ecumenical Forum "Pilgrimage of the Holy Robe" General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 February 2012 Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the International Ecumenical Forum, 30 January to 3 February 2012 in Trier, Germany.
Welcome Speech at Antelias Consultation General Secretary Lecture - Speech 27 January 2012 Welcome Speech at Antelias Consultation, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary
WCC/WCRC/CWM Preparatory Group Meeting General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 December 2011 Remarks of the WCC general secretary on a New International Financial Architecture
Interfaith peace meeting in Assisi General Secretary Lecture - Speech 27 October 2011 Olav Fykse Tveit's address on the Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Peace and Justice in the World
Churches and the International Arms Trade Treaty: Limitations and Possibilities General Secretary Lecture - Speech 21 October 2011 Opening remarks for the Side Event at the Church Centre for the United Nations, New York, 21 October 2011.
Finding God in Difficult Situations: Mission of the Church General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 October 2011 Olav Fykse Tveit offers a keynote address for the mission consultation of the Church of Pakistan. Although Christians in Pakistan country are a small minority, their contribution to the peace and development of Pakistan has always been highly significant through their Christian witness to the Gospel.
200th anniversary of the University of Oslo General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 September 2011 The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, spoke at the University of Oslo in the context of a series of presentations on justice, peace and the role of religion in global perspective marking the university's 200th anniversary.
Pacific Conference of Churches 50th anniversary General Secretary Lecture - Speech 31 August 2011 Address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, at the conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pacific Conference of Churches.
The Cross as a Sign of Reformation and Unity General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 August 2011 Keynote address by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 175th anniversary of the reformation of the Mar Thoma Church.
Repatriation of documents to the Brasil: Nunca Mais project General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 June 2011 Speech by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in the public event for the repatriation of documents to the Brasil: Nunca Mais project.
"Just Peace - the dream that comes true" General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 June 2011 In this document prepared for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Dresden, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, expands on the churches' vision of Just Peace. Presentation to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2 June 2011 (delivered by Martin Robra).
Presentation to the World Islamic Call Society General Secretary Lecture - Speech 10 January 2011 Presentation by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the World Islamic Call Society, Tripoli, Libya, 10 January 2011
International Congress on the Human Right to Peace General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 December 2010 Address at the opening of the International Congress on the Human Right to Peace in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 09 December 2010, by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches
Centennial Gathering and General Assembly of NCCCUSA and Church World Service General Secretary Lecture - Speech 11 November 2010 Address to the Centennial Ecumenical Gathering and General Assembly of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and Church World Service by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches.
Opening address at Muslim-Christian consultation General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 November 2010 Opening Address by the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Muslim-Christian consultation, Geneva, 1 November 2010
Welcoming address to the ACT Alliance Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 October 2010 Welcoming address to the ACT Alliance Assembly by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Arusha, Tanzania.
Greetings to the 3rd Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 October 2010 Greetings delivered by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the 3rd Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday 18 October 2010.
To Be One Voice of Advocacy for Peace and Justice General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 October 2010 The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered a speech to the CCIA meeting in Tirana, Albania, 2-8 October 2010, in which he called on the churches to speak with "one voice of advocacy for peace and justice".
Greetings to the 22nd Pentecostal World Conference General Secretary Lecture - Speech 25 August 2010 In his presentation the first ever offered by a WCC general secretary to a Pentecostal World Conference, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit highlighted the hope that comes with being invited to the conference and spoke of his personal experience with Pentecostal churches.
Greetings to the Lutheran World Federation Assembly General Secretary Lecture - Speech 21 July 2010 Greeting to the 11th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation From the World Council of Churches By the general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit Stuttgart, 21 July 2010
Greetings to the Uniting General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches General Secretary Lecture - Speech 19 June 2010 Greetings delivered 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.
Words of greeting to the Edinburgh 2010 Conference General Secretary Lecture - Speech 03 June 2010 Words of greeting to the Edinburgh 2010 Conference by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches
Ecumenism: provocative and hope-inspiring General Secretary Lecture - Speech 14 May 2010 Contribution by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to a panel at the 2. Ökumenischer Kirchentag in Munich.
Greetings to the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 April 2010 Greetings presented to the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010.
Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 April 2010 Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010.
Launch of the ACT Alliance General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 March 2010 Speech of WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit at the formal launch celebrations of the ACT Alliance in Geneva.
Religious Leadership in Response to HIV General Secretary Lecture - Speech 23 March 2010 Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on Religious Leadership in Response to HIV.
Keynote address at lobby dinner in Copenhagen General Secretary Lecture - Speech 13 December 2009 Keynote address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Delivered 13 Dec. 2009 at a Lobby Dinner in Copenhagen hosted by the WCC, Dan Church Aid and APRODEV. Invited guests included UN negotiators, government and church officials.
Consultation on the "Peace of the World Free of Nuclear Weapons" General Secretary Lecture - Speech 04 December 2009 Speech given by Samuel Kobia at the Consultation on the "Peace of the World Free of Nuclear Weapons", organized by the Asia Pacific Graduate School, Korea; the National YMCA of Korea; and the DMZ Society, Hwacheon, Korea.
Opening Address - International Consultation on Peace, Reconciliation, Reunification of the Korean Peninsula General Secretary Lecture - Speech 21 October 2009
International Conference for Dialogue, Geneva General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 October 2009 Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Conference of the Initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Inter-Religious Dialogue and its Impact in Disseminating Human Values by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia.
3rd Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 July 2009 Speech of WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia at the Kazakhstan Third Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
International Theological Conference "Promised Land" General Secretary Lecture - Speech 10 September 2008 Welcome Remarks by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC General Secretary, at International Theological Conference, "Promised Land", at Church Center Bürenpark, Bern, Switzerland. 10 - 14 September 2008.
Welcome Remarks General Secretary Lecture - Speech 10 September 2008 By the Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary
Address to the General Synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands General Secretary Lecture - Speech 11 April 2008 By Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia
At the Sudan Church Leaders Conference General Secretary Lecture - Speech 02 April 2008 by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia
Address to the MECC General Assembly in Cyprus General Secretary Lecture - Speech 28 November 2007 Message from the WCC on the occasion of the Ninth General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches
EEA3, Sibiu, Romania General Secretary Lecture - Speech 05 September 2007 Greetings to the delegates and participants in the Third European Ecumenical Assembly, in Sibiu, Romania, 4-9 September 2007.
Chang Seong, Korea: Transforming Theology General Secretary Lecture - Speech 13 August 2007 Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary. Chang Seong, Korea, 13 August 2007
Great Korean Revival 100th Anniversary Conference General Secretary Lecture - Speech 09 August 2007 Speech given by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia at the 100th Anniversary Conference of the Great Korean Revival 2007, sponsored by the National Council of Churches in Korea and the Christian Council of Korea.
Peace conference, Amman General Secretary Lecture - Speech 18 June 2007 Speech by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC secretary general, at the International Peace Conference, Amman, Jordan, 17-21 June 2007.
Kirchentag General Secretary Lecture - Speech 07 June 2007 Keynote lecture by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia
Religious leaders conference, Cologne General Secretary Lecture - Speech 05 June 2007 Speech on "Enhancing Life in Dignity for the Poor" by Rev. Samuel Kobia
Church role in secularized societies General Secretary Lecture - Speech 01 June 2007 Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at Meeting with representatives of the Estonian Council of Churches, in Tallinn, Estonia, 1 June 2007.
Called to be one General Secretary Lecture - Speech 02 May 2007 Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches Birmingham, 2 May 2007
Edinburgh 2010 General Secretary Lecture - Speech 27 April 2007 Keynote Speech by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, in Edinburgh, 27 April 2007.
Global migration and new ecclesial realities General Secretary Lecture - Speech 25 April 2007 Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, in Cardiff, 25 April 2007.
The interactive relationship between spiritual formation and social concern General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 November 2006 Panel at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary (TTCS), 24 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, General Secretary, World Council of Churches.
Ecumenism in the 21st century General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 November 2006 Lecture at Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, on 17 November 2006, by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches.
New visions and challenges to ecumenism in the 21st century General Secretary Lecture - Speech 17 November 2006 Presentation by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia on "New visions and challenges to ecumenism in the 21st century" at a meeting with ministers of the Shanghai Christian Council/TSPM on 16 November 2006.
Address to the 19th World Methodist Council General Secretary Lecture - Speech 22 July 2006 Claiming A Common Future
Global challenges to North American Christians General Secretary Lecture - Speech 26 July 2005 Lecture by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches. 23rd Peter Ainslie Lecture, Disciples General, Assembly, Portland, Oregon, July 26, 2005.
Religion in global society General Secretary Lecture - Speech 24 July 2005 Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at the international conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Chicago, 24-27 July 2005
Address to Pope Benedict XVI General Secretary Lecture - Speech 16 June 2005 By the WCC general secretary Rev. Samuel Kobia
Keynote address, Korea General Secretary Lecture - Speech 23 August 2004 Keynote address by Rev. Dr Samuel at NCC Korea 80th anniversary celebration, in Kobia, Seoul, 23 August 2004.
Acceptance of election as general secretary General Secretary Lecture - Speech 28 August 2003 Remarks by the Rev. Samuel Kobia following his election as WCC general secretary
World Summit for Social Development General Secretary Lecture - Speech 15 March 1995 Address to the Plenary of the World Summit for Social Development, March 1995, by Konrad Raiser, general secretary, World Council of Churches