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Document Speech at the University of Hanshin
Speech given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the ceremony in which he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hanshin.
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Document On the Agreement Reached at The Six Party Talks
The World Council of Churches, since the early 1980s, has monitored developments relating to peace and security in North East Asia. Of particular concern to the Council was the division of Korea and the consequential tension and the potential threat of conflict in the peninsula.
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Document Tensions on the Korean Peninsula
"It is with great concern that we received the news about the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula," said WCC general secretary Tveit on 24 November 2010 in an expression of concern over tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The crisis erupted on Tuesday, 23 November 2010, when the North launched an artillery barrage on the South Korean-controlled Yeonpyeong Island as a South Korean naval drill was taking place in nearby waters.
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Document 68th anniversary of atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Public comment by the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
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Document Kim Dae-jung
Letter of condolences from the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia to Dr Whi Ho Lee, widow of Mr Kim Dae-jung, former president of South Korea.
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Document Rev. Kim Dong Wan
Tribute to the former general secretary of the NCC Korea
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Document Tribute to Rev. Dr Kang Won Yong
Condolence message by WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia
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Document Invitation to a Global Prayer Day for the Korean Peninsula, 13 August 2017
In a letter of invitation to member churches, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and World Communion of Reformed Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson invited parishes and individuals across the world to pray for the reconciliation and healing of the divided Korean Peninsula on 13 August 2017.
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Document Bible study: One body with many members
Bible study on 1 Corinthians 12,12-14, at the Faith and Order Plenary Commission meeting 2004 by Prof. Kyung Sook LEE (Methodist Church), Korea
Located in Resources / / X. Other documents from conferences and meetings / Plenary Commission Meeting, Kuala Lumpur 2004
Document Justice, Peace and People's Security in North East Asia
Report of the Ecumenical Consultation held in Kyoto, Japan, 26 February - 3 March 2001.
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