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Order of service: 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence
Order of service used at the WCC’s Ecumenical Centre for marking 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence 2019.
"Our Living Word for all Peoples"
A community of indigenous theologians has offered a message, “Our Living Word for all Peoples,” that holds particular meaning amid violence suffered by indigenous people in the Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador.The message speaks to the interrelatedness of all that surrounds us. “We flatly denounce the criminalization of our bodies, struggles, and resistances,” reads the message. “This criminalization is supported by an old colonial religious prejudice that equates us with demons, terrorists, and criminals, with the intent to disqualify bodies, struggles, and resistances.”
Order of Service, World AIDS Day 2019
World AIDS Day is commemorated on the 1st of December each year to remind us that HIV has not gone away. The theme for 2019, is "Communities make the difference".
Letter of solidarity from the WCC general secretary to the Orthodox Church of Albania upon news of the earthquake on 26 November 2019
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, in a letter to the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania, extended condolences on behalf of the WCC fellowship upon news of the devastating earthquake that struck on 26 November.
Flyer of Webinar on Racism, Xenophobia and discrimination in the Pacific Context
The thematic focus of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in 2019 is Racism. The WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), organises a series of eight WCC CCIA regional expert Webinars on the issue of racism and racial justice from August to December 2019. The aim of the webinars is to explore how racism manifests itself in the respective regions, learn about the work that churches and ecumenical partners are doing in this respect, identify synergies and avenues for possible collaboration. WEBINAR on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in The Pacific Context
Statement on the Climate Change Emergency
Statement on Situations of Concern in the Latin American Region
Statement on developments in North-East Syria
Statement on Human Rights of Stateless People
Statement on the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Minute on the legality of Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory
Minute on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems – “Killer Robots”
Moderator’s Report to the WCC Executive Committee
Moderator’s Report to the WCC Executive Committee - Dr Agnes Aboum, Anglican Church of Kenya, 20 November 2019
Report of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the WCC Executive Committee
"The One Human Family ", report of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the WCC Executive Committee meeting Bossey, Switzerland, 20-26 November 2019
Sermon of the WCC general secretary at the Seong Eun Methodist Church in Seoul, Korea
Sermon of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Seong Eun Methodist Church in Seoul, Korea, on 17 November 2019
Keynote speech of the WCC general secretary at the NCCK General Assembly, Seoul, 2019
Keynote speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the NCCK General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, 20 November 2019
Flyer of Webinar on Racism, Xenophobia and discrimination in the Middle-East Context
The thematic focus of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in 2019 is Racism.The WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), organises a series of eight WCC CCIA regional expert Webinars on the issue of racism and racial justice from August to December 2019. The aim of the webinars is to explore how racism manifests itself in the respective regions, learn about the work that churches and ecumenical partners are doing in this respect, identify synergies and avenues for possible collaboration.
Joint letter by the World Council of Churches and the ACT Alliance to the President of Burkina Faso
Joint letter by the World Council of Churches and the ACT Alliance to the President of Burkina Faso on developments affecting the security and human rights of many of your people in the country.
Sermon for the FSPC Synod in Bern, 05 November 2019
The world. And God. What connects the two? Is there a connection? Yes, says Paul. But there's more: not just a connection, but reconciliation. The world needs more than a connection with God. It needs reconciliation in order to be true as God's creation.
“Where does the ecumenical movement stand today and where should the WCC take in it in the future?”
- Where is the place the WCC should take in the ecumenical movement in the future? Not at the centre of the world, as the Inquistion wanted to see earth and church against Galilieo Galilei’s better knowledge, but as an actor in a polycentric ecumenical movement, a horizontal network of churches, ecumenical organizations, and groups, with the WCC taking responsibility to convene churches and other actors in the ecumenical movement and to strengthen their common vision and cooperation in their witness to the world in the name of Christ’s love. Appropriately, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” is the theme of the next WCC assembly 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany.