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Genesis 33:1–17 "Pilgrimage toward Reconciliation", by Yolanda Pantou
Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. 2 He put the maids with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. 3 He himself went on ahead of them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near his brother.
YATRA 2020- Application Form
Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), an interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following its 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. The choice of name for the programme is intended to reflect the idea of a pilgrimage of justice and peace. YATRA is a common term for the word "pilgrimage" in many Indo-Asian religions and languages. The YATRA programme is an intensive training course to equip young Christians from Asia, between the ages of 20 to 35, to build up communities of harmony and hope from an interreligious perspective.
Young Adults Training for Religious Amity - 2020
Applications are now open for YATRA (Young AdultsTraining for Religious Amity), an interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following its 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. The choice of name for the programme is intended to reflect the idea of a pilgrimage of justice and peace. YATRA is a common term for the word "pilgrimage" in many Indo-Asian religions and languages. The YATRA programme is an intensive training course to equip young Christians between the ages of 20 to 35, to build up communities of harmony and hope from an interreligious perspective.
Meditation by Fr Prof. Ioan Sauca on the great blessing of waters
Fr Prof. Ioan Sauca, Bossey Institute director and WCC deputy general secretary, on 13 January 2020 shared the meaning behind the service of “great blessing of waters”, which once a year celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River according to Orthodox tradition.
Application for Media Accreditation
Sermon by the WCC general secretary in the Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, at the Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 8 January 2020
Chiang Mai declaration for action by the WCC Eco School 2019
The 27 young people/participants of the WCC Eco School 2019 from 11 countries, who gathered at Chiang Mai, Thailand from 4th to 17th November 2019, jointly organized and hosted by the Christian Conference of Asia and World Student Christian Federation, discussed and deliberated on various ecological issues affecting our planet and people.
Letter to member churches in Australia
3 January, 2020
WCC general secretary letter to the Taizé community gathering in Wrocław, Poland (27 December 2019)
As you and the Taizé community gather this month in Wrocław, Poland, for the next stop in your Pilgrimage of Trust, I want, on behalf of the whole worldwide fellowship of Christians, to convey my greetings, promise my prayers, and send encouragement to you and to the thousands of young people journeying there.
FaithInvest: Impactful Cooperation - registration form
This is the registration form for the event FaithInvest: "Impactful Cooperation"
WCC general secretary pastoral letter on climate emergency
I write to you today out of urgent and earnest concern for our world and the advancing peril represented by climate change. Our faith in the creator, our love for creation, and our discipleship in the company of Jesus are all being put to the test by this crisis.
GEM School 2020: programme and curriculum
Programme of the 2020 Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life
GEM School 2020: participant guidelines
These are the guidelines for participants of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School). Taipei (TBC), 17-28 August 2020.
GEM School 2020: invitation to apply
This is the invitation to apply for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School). Taipei (TBC), 17-28 August 2020.
GEM School 2020 - application form
This is the application form for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management for an Economy of Life (GEM School). Taipei (TBC), 17-28 August 2020.
World Council of Churches Pastoral letter based on Pilgrim Team Visit to South Africa on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide and Xenophobia
World Council of Churches Pastoral letter based on Pilgrim Team Visit to South Africa on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide and Xenophobia
Lecture by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies, St. Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University
"Ut Unum Sint: Between Winter and Spring, Reality and Prophecy, 1995 – 2020", Lecture by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary, at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies, St. Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University (Angelicum), 12 December 2019
"World Leaders Must Act Now in the Face of Climate Emergency" - Message from the Faith-Based Organizations To the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP25
"World Leaders Must Act Now in the Face of Climate Emergency", Message from the Faith-Based Organizations to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties – COP25 to the UNFCCC. Madrid, Spain 10 December 2019
Christmas 2019 audio message in Norwegian
Christmas 2019 audio message in Norwegian
Esther: Victim and Accomplice to Shadowy Patriarchal Violence?
Bible Studies prepared by the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Theological Education.