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WCC General Secretary Greetings, Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, 30 June 2017
Living God Renew and Transform Us 2017 General Council, 28 June – 1 July Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit WCC General Secretary Greetings, Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, 30 June 2017
Action Alert: Become a Champion for Children
The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is looking for Religious Leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations who are willing to become Champions for Children and Adolescents Living with HIV!
Engaging children/youth in the implementation of the Churches’ Commitments To Children
Collaboration with Children and Adolescents in the Implementation of “CHURCHES’ COMMITMENTS TO CHILDREN”: Suggestions, Background materials, and Templates for consultations
To Love Earth and Neighbour as Oneself
Sami Church Days Árviesjávrrie/Arvidsjaur, Sweden, 17 June 2017 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary, World Council of Churches A theological reflection on a more integrated way of understanding creation. Some thoughts on being on a pilgrimage for justice and peace, and why we shouldn’t be so afraid of walking in circles.
Eid al Fitr Greetings
Greetings to the worldwide Muslim community from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC
Open letter from The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine
Open letter from The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement. The WCC leadership will bring the letter to the next meeting of its Executive Committee in November 2017 in Amman, Jordan. The WCC also invited its members churches and partners worldwide to read and share the letter as a local voice from today’s Palestine.
The cloud of witnesses to hope
Introduction to the Bethlehem Consultation on 50 Years of Occupation, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC
Message by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Bethlehem International Peace Consultation
Message by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the Bethlehem International Peace Consultation, 20 June 2017.
Welcome by Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Patr em., June 20, 2017
Churches of the Holy Land, Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Patr em., June 20, 2017 – Beth Sahour
Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children
Resources and tools available for the implementation of Churches’ Commitments to Children
Parenting adolescents is not an easy task
Sermon in the United Methodist Church In Blantyre, Malawi, by Pauline Njiru, WCC-EHAIA
Greetings on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, Bern
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
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.
Words of welcome to the Executive Committee meeting - June 2017
Dr Agnes Abuoum, moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, words of welcome to the meeting of the Executive Committee, 7-12 une 2017.
Launch of the new World Vision campaign ‘It takes a World to End Violence against Children’
Closing remarks by Prof Isabel Apawo Phiri, Deputy General Secretary World Council of Churches. June 13, Geneva, Restaurant Vieux Bois.
Call to Action: Act now for children and adolescents living with HIV
Through this Call to Action, religious leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations remind governments of their commitments agreed in the June 2016 United Nations’ Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that there should be “special emphasis on providing 1.6 million children (0-14 years of age) with antiretroviral therapy by 2018,” while also committing themselves to act for children living with HIV and tuberculosis.
Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace - with the Earth
Lecture by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Ev. Akademie Hofgeismar in Germany, on 14 June 2017.
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.