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Greetings to Hindus on the occasion of Diwali 2017
Continuing the tradition of offering greetings to interreligious partners during festive seasons, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered greetings to Hindu religious partners on the occasion of Diwali, a Hindu festival of lights.
Address of WCC president for Europe and Archbishop emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd at the conference “Just Peace with Earth”, held in Reykjavik, Finland
Address of the WCC president for Europe, archbishop emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd at the conference organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland under the theme “Just Peace with Earth” held in Reykjavik, Finland, Oct. 13-15 2017.
‘Diamond Jubilee Message’
‘Diamond Jubilee Message’ delivered on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Christian Conference of Asia, Yangon, Myanmar, 15 October, 2017 by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
Keynote by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Arctic Circle Assembly
Keynote address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Arctic Circle Assembly (Reykjavik, 13 October 2017)
World AIDS Day 2017 – Call for Prayers and Reflections for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV
The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is seeking prayers and reflections on the rights of children and adolescents living with HIV to have access to prevention, testing, treatment, care and support.
Seven prayer services for the Week of Action, 2017
These have been prepared in collaboration with churches in India, and interpret Psalm 23 from ecological, food-justice and migration perspectives.
Churches Commitments to Children - Cover letter by the WCC general secretary
Cover letter by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary to the "Churches Commitments to Children"
Nobel Peace Prize 2017 - ICAN
Link to download the statement from the Nobel Peace Prize laureate International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on 6 October 2017.
Message of LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge at the Ecumenical Strategic Forum on Diakonia and Sustainable Development
"Ecumenical Diakonia - The importance of ecumenical accompaniment for peace-building in the context of diakonia and development", presentation by Rev. Dr Martin Junge, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation at the Ecumenical Strategic Forum on Diakonia and Sustainable Development, Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 3 – 6 October 2017
9.5 Theses for a new quest for unity and peace through Ecumenical Diakonia
9.5 Theses for a new quest for unity and peace through Ecumenical Diakonia (In the month commemorating 500 years of Reformation, a modest contribution to our joint reflection and actions for a new transformation of the world towards unity, justice and peace, might be expressed in one-tenth the number of theses that initiated the transformation called the “Reformation”.)
The Harvest is Plenty but the Labourers are few
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.
Ecumenical Centre Mobility Guide
The World Council of Churches, along with sister organizations in the Ecumenical Centre, is launching a sustainable mobility plan for all employees working at the Ecumenical Centre. After becoming a Blue Community in 2016, the World Council of Churches continues to pursue its commitment to responsible stewardship. This mobility guide contains tips and links to show why Geneva is the perfect place for experimenting with ways to commute differently.
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.
Communique issued at the end of the Africa Pre-Conference of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism
At a pre-conference held 11-15 September in Kenya, representatives from the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches focused on the theme “Dignity and Transforming Discipleship: Implications for African World Mission In a communique issued at the close of the pre-conference, participants recognized that Africa will host the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania from 8-13 March, 2018.
Rosh Ha-Shanah greetings to Jewish partners
"This ‘New Year’ falls at a difficult time, when assumptions that have governed life in significant parts of our world for a generation or more have, during the last year or so, suddenly been called into question", the WCC general secretary rights in a greeting to Jewish partners on the occasion of Rosh Ha-Shanah and the High Holy Days.
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group, September 2017
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church
Letter to H.E. Margot Wallström, on Swedish ban on nuclear weapons
Letter to H.E. Margot Wallström, expressing support for Swedish ban on nuclear weapons, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
God so Loved the World
Homily by Victor W. C. Hsu at the Ecumenical Centre morning prayer during the ecumenical officers' network meeting 2017
WCC expresses grave concern for Rohingya people in Myanmar
The World Council of Churches (WCC) expresses its concern about the situation of the Rohingya people and the circumstances in Rakhine state that have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and country. According to UN and reputable media reports, some 379,000 Rohingya people have sought refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August, fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
World Mission Conference 2018: Warsha proposal application form
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting proposals for workshops to be conducted at the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism (WMC), which will take place from 8-13 March 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania, under the theme “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship”.