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Speech by WCC Europe president at SACC gathering, 2017
Speech by WCC Europe president at SACC gathering, 2017
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.
صلاة عيد العنصرة من أجل الوحدة والسلام العادل في الأرض المقدسة من رؤساء الكنائس في جميع أنحاء العالم
Pentecost Prayers for Unity and Just Peace in the Holy Land from Church Leaders Worldwide - Arabic version
Pentecost Prayers for Unity and Just Peace in the Holy Land from Church Leaders Worldwide
WCC Financial Report 2016, Activities Appendix
WCC Financial Report 2016, Activities Appendix
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.
Bible study: "Pilgrimage as Solidarity" (Ruth 1:1–22)
"Pilgrimage as Solidarity" (Ruth 1:1-22) - a Bible Study on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace by Yolanda Pantou
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
Call to Action to End Famine
Pentecost Prayer for Unity and Just Peace
Pentecost Ecumenical Prayer for Unity and Just Peace
Congratulations to David Beasley, WFP
As David Beasley assumed his new role of executive director of the World Food Programme, the WCC offered its congratulations via a letter from general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Greetings to the 12th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered greetings to the plenary of the 12th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, held in Windhoek, Namibia, from 10-16 May 2017.
Greetings for the Conference on Christians on the Way to Unity
Greetings for the Conference on Christians on the Way to Unity 9-13 May 2017, Mariapolis Centre, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy From Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Spirituality of Union and Dialogue of Life - Presented by Dr Martin Robra, World Council of Churches (WCC) programme executive for Ecumenical Continuing Formation
Spirituality of Union and Dialogue of Life - A Protestant Perspective on Chiara Lubich’s Commitment to Unity – Unity of the Church and of Humankind Dr Martin Robra, World Council of Churches (WCC) programme executive for Ecumenical Continuing Formation, at a Focolare ecumenical meeting entitled: “Walking together. Christians on the road to unity.”
Vesakh 2017
On Vesakh - a day commemorating the life and legacy of Gautama Buddha - WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended his greetings to Buddhists across the world.
Global Day of Prayer to End Famine
As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches together with the All Africa Conference of Churches and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017, in response to the hunger crisis.
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

WCC Annual Review 2016
This annual review of the activity of the WCC records many of the activities undertaken by the council during 2016 and continuing into 2017.
Pentecost Message 2017
Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2017