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Olav Fykse Tveit, generalsekretær Kirkenes Verdensråd Preike i Trefoldighetskirken, Oslo, laurdag 09.12.2017
Preken dr. Olav Fyke Tveit ved den økumeniske fredsgave, som fant sted på treenighetskirken i Oslo, Norge. Feiringen ble organisert av Norges kirke sammen med representanter for ICAN i forbindelse med prisutdelingen av Nobels fredspris.
WCC general secretary sermon in Trefoldighetskirken, Oslo, 09/12/2017
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fyke Tveit at the ecumenical peace worship, that took place at the Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway. The celebration was organised by the Church of Norway together with representatives of ICAN in connection with the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize.
On US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Statement of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Christmas 2017
A greeting from the World Council of Churches
Condolence letter to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar
In a letter to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, His Eminence Professor Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed his profound condolences following an attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region in which hundreds of people were killed.
Minute on the situation in Zimbabwe
By WCC Executive Committee, Amman, Jordan, 17-23 November 2017.
Statement on Jerusalem and Status Quo
By WCC Executive Committee, Amman, Jordan, 17-23 November 2017.
Statement on the Amazon under threat
By WCC Executive Committee, Amman, Jordan, 17-23 November 2017.
Statement on Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and on 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
By WCC Executive Committee, Amman, Jordan, 17-23 November 2017.
Statement on the situation on the Korean peninsula
By WCC Executive Committee, Amman, Jordan, 17-23 November 2017.
Statement on the situation in Northern Iraq
While meeting in Amman, Jordan from 17-23 November, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee issued a statement on recent developments in Iraq affecting the prospects for sustaining religious and social diversity, and the future of the nation and its peoples.
Statement on the detention of Bishop Carlos Morales and the situation in Mindanao, Philippines.
While meeting in Amman, Jordan, from 17-23 November, the World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee issued a statement on the detention of Bishop Carlos Morales and the situation in Mindanao, Philippines.
Report of the WCC general secretary to the WCC executive committee meeting in Amman, Jordan, November 2017
"The quest for unity in the practice of the WCC", report of the WCC general secretary to the WCC executive committee meeting in Amman, Jordan, November 2017
Interfaith Statement to the Plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of COP23
Entitled “To Bonn and Beyond: Act Now with Justice and Peace”, the statement was read by Frances Namoumou, representing the WCC and the Pacific Conference of Churches, to the plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23), in Bonn, Germany, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference took place under the presidency of Fiji.
Greetings to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
Greetings of the World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the 12th meeting of the synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) in Bonn, 12 November 2017
Sermon by Bishop (em) Bärbel von Wartenberg-Potter at worship service for climate justice (12 November 2017)
Sermon by Bishop (em) Bärbel von Wartenberg-Potter at worship service for climate justice, on 12 November 2017, 9:30 St Paulus Church, Bonn, Germany
Sermon Worship Service for Climate Justice 12 November 2017, 9:30 St Paulus Church, Bonn, Germany
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary of the World Council of Churches Worship Service for Climate Justice 12 November 2017, 9:30 St Paulus Church, Bonn, Germany
One God, one humanity
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.”
Methodist Church in Fiji COP23 Statement
As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place at COP23.
COP23 media pack
COP23 media pack available from ecumenical groups representing half a billion Christians worldwide.