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Tveit tar for seg globalt leiarskap på Verdas økonomiske forum

Under deltaking på Verdas økonomiske forum (World Economic Forum, WEF) i Davos, Sveits, frå 17. til 20. januar, oppmoda generalsekretær i Kyrkjenes Verdsråd Olav Fykse Tveit verdas leiarar til å ta ansvar for menneskeheita på grunn av rettferd og fred for alle.

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United Methodist Church hosts WCC as plans for mission conference unfold

The General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), a mission agency of The United Methodist Church, hosted representatives from the World Council of Churches Commission on World Mission and Evangelism this week for a meeting to plan a World Mission Conference scheduled for March 2018.

Tveit addresses accountability in global leadership at World Economic Forum

While participating in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland from 17-20 January, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit urged the world’s leaders to be accountable to humanity for the sake of justice and peace for all.

“Justice is a gift from God,” affirms WCC general secretary

Speaking at a peace vigil on the evening of 16 January in support of International Bridges for Justice, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit described the life-giving environment of justice, and its role in faith.

WCC offers condolences upon death of Anglican Archbishop Turei

In a letter to archbishops Philip Richardson and Winston Halapua, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed his sadness at the recent passing of Archbishop William Brown Turei.

Молитвы за единство: память о Реформации и примирение

Совет христианских церквей в Германии примет с 18-25 января отмечающуюся во всем мире Неделю молитв за единство христиан. Поскольку в 2017 году отмечается годовщина Реформации, неделя молитв будет посвящена наследию Реформации и пройдет в духе примирения в Христе.

Unity prayers to recall Reformation, celebrate reconciliation

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, celebrated worldwide from 18-25 January, will be hosted this year by the Council of Christian Churches in Germany (ACK). As 2017 marks the commemoration of the Reformation, the week of prayer will reflect on the legacy of the Reformation and the current spirit of reconciliation in Christ.

The work of the Spirit and discipleship in Christian mission

In the new issue of International Review of Mission, a dozen authors from a variety of regional and confessional contexts explore the theme of the forthcoming world mission conference, to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, 8-13 March 2018.

WCC general secretary denounces Middle East violence, urges strengthened peace efforts

Repeated and new forms of violence in Middle East, notably in Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad, is strongly condemned, and calls for more prayer and strengthened peace efforts to halt extremists seeking do divide humanity, says the World Council of Churches’ (WCC) general secretary.

Tveit reflects on hope, reformation and salvation in New Year’s sermon

World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit preached on New Year’s Day in the Church of Ås in Norway. Tveit not only observed the first day of 2017 but also commemorated the 150th anniversary of Ås Church, as well as 500 years of Reformation.

Northern European consultation explores multiple religious belonging

The World Council of Churches, Council for World Mission and United Reformed Church, held a joint consultation on Multiple Religious Belonging, 14-16 December, at Queen’s Ecumenical Centre, Birmingham UK. The consultation which included members of different faith groups, renowned theologians and grassroots interfaith activists extended and enriched continuing conversations on the lived reality of multiple religious belonging and religious hybridity. The consultation included panel discussions from inter-religious; theological; ritual and socio-anthropological; and interdisciplinary perspectives.

WCC condemns terrorist attack in Istanbul on innocent New Year revellers

The WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, condemns the latest terrorist attack against people in Istanbul celebrating the New Year.

Subject: Interview opportunities during WEF 2017: Responsible leadership must be built on our common interests

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.We would like to offer you a one-on-one interview with Rev. Dr Tveit in person, on the phone, or via Skype. Dr Tveit can offer unique perspectives on the theme of the Annual Meeting - “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”:

Church and political leaders send messages of hope to Taizé meeting

The Taizé religious community from the east of France is meeting over the New Year’s period in Riga, Latvia and world church leaders from many traditions have bestowed greetings of hope on its annual gathering.

سماحة البطريرك المسكوني "برثلماوس": بطريرك التضامن

حصل على لقب "بطريرك الخضر" بصفته زعيما دينيا تناول، خلال العقدين الأخيرين، المسائل التي تهدد البيئية. وفي عام 2008م، اختارت مجلة "تايم" سماحة البطريرك المسكوني "برثلماوس" من ضمن الشخصيات 100 الأكثر تأثيرا في العالم من خلال "تعريفه حماية البيئة بصفتها مسؤولية روحية".

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Его Святейшество Вселенский патриарх Варфоломей I: Патриарх Солидарности

Духовного лидера также называют “Зеленым Патриархом” за его заслуги в области окружающей среды, деятельности, которой он занимается на протяжении более двух десятилетий. В 2008 году, журнал “Time” включил архиепископа Константинополя-Нового Рима и Вселенского патриарха Варфоломея в сотню самых влиятельных людей в мире, за то, что защита окружающей среды для него - духовная ответственность.

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WCC mourns the death of Polynesian nuclear fighter John Doom

John Doom lived in a small place on the planet, but he was committed to big things through his faith, fighting to stem atomic testing in the fragile ecosystem of his homeland French Polynesia.

أطفال بيت لحم يلعبون دورا محوريا في خطاب المعايدة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي بمناسبة عيد المسيح

في الوقت الذي ينتظر فيه المسيحيون حلول ميلاد الطفل المقدس عند نهاية شهر ديسمبر/كانون الأول، يلعب فيه أطفال بيت لحم دورا محوريا لاسيما في التحضير لخطاب المعايدة لمجلس الكنائس العالمي (WCC) بمناسبة عيد المسيح لهذه السنة.

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His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Solidarity

He earned the title “Green Patriarch” as a religious leader addressing alarming environmental issues over at least two decades. In 2008, Time Magazine named His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as one of 100 Most Influential People in the World, for “defining environmentalism as spiritual responsibility”.

Children from Bethlehem in key role, as WCC shares Christmas message

As Christians worldwide await the arrival of the Holy Child in late December, children in Bethlehem have been playing a particular role in preparation of the WCC's Christmas message this year.