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Called to Transformative Action: Ecumenical Diakonia. Study Guide
Study Guide for the document Called to Transformative Action: Ecumenical Diakonia
Called to Transformative Action: Ecumenical Diakonia
The document clarifies the understanding of ecumenical diakonia and provides a common platform for acting and reflecting together. The process of developing the document was accompanied by a working group with membership from the WCC, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and ACT Alliance.
WCC offers condolences on passing of Rev. Dr Edwin Mulder
Upon the death of Rev. Dr Edwin Mulder, a major figure in global Protestantism in the 20th century, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed both condolences and gratitude in a letter to Mulder’s family.
Pentecost Greeting 2018
Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2018
Luke 24:13-35 "The Walk to Emmaus", by Susan Durber (Pilgrimage Bible study)
There are all sorts of pilgrimages for which one plans and prepares, looks forward to and anticipates with excitement. This story in Luke 24:13-35 is nothing like that. This is a story about a walk that comes from grief and trauma, from profound disappointment and sorrow. It is a story that starts with the slow steps of the depressed and cast down. But it ends with the excited running of the redeemed, and the joy of finding life transformed.
WCC general secretary condolence letter to the family of Rev. Dr. James Cone and his community of faith and scholars
On 7 May 2018, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, sent a letter of condolences to the family of Rev. Dr James Cone and his beloved community of faith and scholars, upon the passing of Rev. Cone on 28 April 2018.
Statement: International Ecumenical Delegation Visit to DPRK, 3-7 May 2018
A six-person international ecumenical delegation, comprised of representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and led by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCRC general secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson, visited Pyongyang on 3-7 May, at the invitation of the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Jonah 1:1-16 "Many Cultures, One Goal – Life", by Guido Dotti (Pilgrimage Bible study)
The story of the prophet Jonah tells us about a tortuous road of a call to conversion and about God’s infinite mercy both towards the reluctant prophet and towards “the great city in which there are more than a hundred twenty thousand persons … and a large number of animals” (Jonah 4:11).
WCC congratulates new general secretary of Churches Together in England
The World Council of Churches sent a congratulatory message to Rev. Dr Paul Goodliff, who was appointed new general secretary of Churches Together in England.
Message to the Churches from the Third Global Gathering of Global Christian Forum, Bogotá, Colombia
‘Let Mutual Love Continue’: Message to the Churches from the Third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum, Bogotá, Colombia 24-27 April 2018
WCC Annual Review 2017
This annual review of the activity of the WCC records many of the activities undertaken by the council during 2017 and continuing into 2018.
NCCK Statment on Korean Peninsula, 27 April 2018
Statement on Korean Peninsula
A Tribute to Chō Takeda Kiyoko, former WCC president for the Asia-Pacific
Chō Takeda Kiyoko passed away on 12 April 2018 at the age of 100. She was known to describe her own accomplishments with the modest phrase “lifelong homework.”
Vesakh 2018
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.
Message of the WCC general secretary to the Global Christian Forum in Bogota
Message of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum in Bogota, Colombia, April 23-28 2018 Let mutual love continue (Heb 13:1)
Message on the occasion of the 3rd United Nations Financing for Development Forum, by WCC, WCRC, CWM and LWF. New York, 23-26 April 2018
World Council of Churches - World Communion of Reformed Churches - Council for World Mission - Lutheran World Federation message on the occasion of the 3rd United Nations (UN) Financing for Development Forum. New York, 23-26 April 2018
Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture. Rodebosch United Church, Cape Town, South Africa. By Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri (24 April 2018)
Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture by WCC deputy general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri. Rodebosch United Church, Cape Town, South Africa. By Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri (24 April 2018)
Fraternal greetings from the World Council of Churches to the Episcopal Church of South Sudan at the installation of the fifth Archbishop the Most Rt. Rev. Justin Badi Arama (22 April 2018)
Fraternal greetings from the moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches to the Episcopal Church of South Sudan at the installation of the fifth Archbishop the Most Rt. Rev. Justin Badi Arama (22 April 2018)
Action alert: WCC-EAA invites workshop proposals for Faith Building Bridges, July 2018
The World Council of Churches 2018 menical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA) invites workshop proposals for Faith Building Bridges, an interfaith pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference 2018.