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Statement on the US Government’s Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, on 7-12 June 2017, expresses its deep disappointment at the recent decision by the US President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement concluded in December 2015.
Statement on Ecumenical Engagement for Peace, Reconciliation and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula
Statement on 50 Years of Occupation
This year, 2017, marks several historic anniversaries of great importance to the history and development of the situation in Israel and Palestine and to the ecumenical community’s response to this situation – including 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 50 years since the Six Day War of 1967, and 10 years since the 2007 WCC International Peace Conference "Churches together for Peace and Justice in the Middle East" in Amman, Jordan.
The report by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the WCC executive committee, June 2017
In his report to the Executive Committee, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that we are living in a time when the purpose and the objectives of the WCC are highly relevant. Based on these realities, there is a need for a new search for unity, he said. “Through the many dimensions of its work, the WCC contributes to the unity of the church, and the unity that the WCC is able to express, in turn, contributes to the unity of humankind.”
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.