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Document After Mandela
Opening statement by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) held in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on 16 December 2013.
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Document At the award ceremony for the Ecumenical Centre re-development architectural competition
“We have found reasons to hope for the re-development of the Ecumenical Centre and its surrounding property in ways that will be beneficial to the work of WCC, to tenants in this location, to the community in Grand-Saconnex and to the vision for the international zone as a Jardin des Nations,” WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said in his welcoming remarks at the award ceremony for the winning design for the development of the Ecumenical Centre and WCC offices as well as runner-up projects.
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Document Pacem in Terris - 50th Anniversary
The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse message at the Tveit Pacem in Terris - 50th Anniversary, The Vatican, 3 October 2013.
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Document Reflections on World Day of Peace
WCC general secretary's reflections on Pope Francis' message for the World Day of Peace at the inter-religious service at the St. Nicolas de Flue church, on 20 January 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Document Message delivered in audience with Pope Francis
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's speech during his audience with Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church in the Vatican, Rome, on 7 March 2014.
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Document Address to the Church of Norway General Synod
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's address to the Church of Norway General Synod, delivered on 4 April 2014, in Kristiansand, Norway.
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Document Address to the Church of Norway General Synod - in Norwegian
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's address (in Norwegian) to the Church of Norway General Synod, delivered on 4 April 2014, in Kristiansand, Norway.
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Document Address to meeting of European Council of Religious Leaders
Address to 11th annual meeting of European Council of Religious Leaders by the WCC general secretary at the Round Table on Societies in Transition: The Role of Inter-Religious Dialogue and Cooperation, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Document Speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly 2014
WCC general secretray's speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly held from 21-24 October 2014 in Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic.
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Document Speech at Ecumenical Peacebuilding Consultation in Sigtuna December 2014
Speech by the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in Sigtuna, 1st of December 2014 at the Ecumenical Peacebuilding Consultation and Workshop on Advocacy for Just Peace.
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