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Document A word of farewell to Philip Potter - a pilgrim of justice and peace
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the funeral of Rev. Dr Philip Potter in Lübeck, Germany.
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Document Philip Potter, 85th birthday
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Document Philip Potter's 90th birthday
Tribute to Philip A. Potter, WCC general secretary from 1972-84, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, on 19 August 2011.
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Document Philip Potter
Philip Potter, 1921-2015, a tribute by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary.
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Document Memorial tribute to Rev. Dr Philip Potter, Ecumenical Centre chapel, 18 May 2015
I first met Dr Philip Potter in 1972 when, as the new class of Frontier Internship in Mission, we paid him a courtesy call in his office at the Ecumenical Centre.
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Document Biblical reflection at the memorial service for the late general secretary of the WCC, Philip Potter
A pilgrimage of justice and peace. Our theme for the World Council of Churches in this period could very well have been formulated by Philip Potter. He was a pilgrim of justice and peace. He is a pilgrim - now at home with God in another way than before.
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Document Tribute to Philip Potter by Baldwin Sjollema
Dear Bärbel, dear friends, Philip was a man of the Bible and he reminded his colleagues often of some of the key words to be found there. One of those was “righteousness”, which means to be straight, firm, steel-like…
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Document Memorial obituary of Philip Potter, by the Very Rev. Georges Tsetsis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
It is difficult, if not impossible, to express in just a few words what Philip Potter of blessed memory meant to the Ecumenical movement, to the WCC and to me personally.
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Document Tribute to Rev. Dr Philip A. Potter, by Evelyn Appiah
We give thanks for your life and work which spanned over 9 decades. Your journey which started on the Caribbean island of Dominica, took you to different continents.
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Document Peace Vigil Meditation by Dr Philip Potter
A night-long vigil for peace on 5 August 1983 at the WCC 6th Assembly in Vancouver commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 38 years earlier. Meditation by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Philip Potter
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Vancouver, 1983