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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
Religions and Peace - Address of His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Address of His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Al-Azhar and Muslim Council of Elders' Global Peace Conference, 28 April 2017.
Joint Communique, Muslim Council of Elders and World Council of Churches
Joint Communique issued by the delegations representing the Muslim Council of Elders and the World Council of Churches at the meeting held 26 April 2017, Cairo, Egypt.
Communiqué of the Executive of the Joint Working Group, 27 April 2017
Communiqué issued on 27 April, where the group stresses that migration and peace-building in situations of violence are the two burning issues that the JWG wants to address more specifically during its present mandate.
General secretary's address at Al Azhar University, 27 April 2017
Address by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, 27 April 2017.
Address by Dr Heidi Hadsell, at Al Azhar University
Address by Dr Heidi Hadsell, president of Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, United States, at Al Azhar University, 26 April 2017.
General secretary's address at Al Azhar University, 26 April 2017
Address by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, 26 April 2017.
The WCC’s Climate Justice Work and the Blue Community
Remarks by WCC Associate General Secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, welcoming His Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, 24 April 2017
Address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Address of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the World Council of Churches, 24 April 2017
Introduction to The Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, 24 April 2017
Introduction by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the occasion of the visit of The Ecumenical Patriarch, His All Holiness Bartholomew I, 24 April 2017
Response to the address of HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Response to the address of HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Greeting at Chambésy by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 22 April 2017
Greeting at Chambésy by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 22 April 2017