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Statement on Racial Justice in the USA
Statement on Racial Justice in the USA by the World Council of Churches Executive Committee, Video Conference, 1-3 June 2020
Statement on the Role of Churches in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Love, Steadfastness, Hope and Courage
Statement on the Role of Churches in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Love, Steadfastness, Hope and Courage by the World Council of Churches Executive Committee, Video Conference, 1-3 June 2020
WCC Financial Report 2019, Appendix
WCC Financial Report 2019, Appendix
WCC Financial Report 2019
WCC Financial Report 2019
Statement - WCC condemns violence, racism in US
The World Council of Churches (WCC) and its member churches resolutely condemn both racism and violence, and consistently seek to promote recognition of the image of God in all people. As part of our Christian understanding and our witness in the world, we reject the brutality of both violence and racial injustice.
“Unto the Churches of Christ Everywhere,” Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, 1920
One of the foundational moments in the modern ecumenical movement is an encyclical letter issued 100 years ago by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on 1 January 1920. As its opening words state, it was addressed “Unto the Churches of Christ everywhere” and sent as a letter to the leaders of key Christian churches. Its first words are an appeal to “Love one another earnestly from the heart,” quoting from 1 Peter 1:22.
2020 Season of Creation - celebration guide
Each year, the ecumenical steering committee that provides this Season of Creation Celebration Guide suggests a theme. The 2020 theme is Jubilee for the Earth.
The Prospective Future of the Korean Peninsula After Peaceful Reunification
Address of WCC director for International Affairs Peter Prove at the event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 18 Democratic Uprising, "The Prospective Future of the Korean Peninsula After Peaceful Reunification"
A Memorial to Rev. Prof. Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel
A Memorial to Rev. Prof. Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies-van Huffel by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee
Message to The Communion of Churches in Indonesia May 2020
Message to The Communion of Churches in Indonesia May 2020
2020 Eid Greeting
On behalf of the World Council of Churches (WCC), WCC acting general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca sent warm greetings to all Muslims around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
Joint letter to church leaders in Burundi by the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches
Joint letter to church leaders in Burundi by the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches
Joint AACC and WCC statement urging closer collaboration between churches and church-health facilities and associations
The World Council of Churches and All Africa Conference of Churches, in a joint statement, urged closer collaboration between church and church-health facilities and associations.
Calling for an Economy of Life in a Time of Pandemic - a Joint Message from the WCC, WCRC, LWF, and CWM
The current Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives in a world already plagued with immense human suffering. In response, our organizations – the World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and the Council for World Mission (CWM) – through the joint New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) initiative convened an e-conference under the theme, “Economy of Life in a time of Pandemic”, on 17 and 24 April 2020.
Healing the World: Sorrow without Fear, Bible study by Benjamin Simon
Healing the World: Sorrow without Fear, Bible study in times of Covid-19 on Psalms 42 and 43 by Benjamin Simon
Pentecost message from the WCC presidents 2020
Greetings from the World Council of Churches regional presidents to the fellowship of churches around the world celebrating the birthday of the church on Pentecost.
Joint letter to foreign ministers that are part of the European Union
World Council of Churches, Middle East Council of Churches write letter appealing to EU for firm stance against annexing occupied Palestinian territory.
Olav Fykse Tveit Preike 5. sundag i påsketida, 10. mai 2020, Nidaros domkyrkje Vigsling til biskop og insetjing som preses
Olav Fykse Tveit Preike 5. sundag i påsketida, 10. mai 2020, Nidaros domkyrkje Vigsling til biskop og insetjing som preses
Slideshow from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's time as WCC general secretary
Consecration Greetings to Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the Church of Norway
Consecration Greetings to Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the Church of Norway, 10 May 2020.