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Document Speech for the public event in Lengerich Germany
Speech for the public event in Lengerich, Germany, delivered by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the WCC.
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Document Religious and cultural pluralism and peaceful coexistence in Middle East
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered at the international conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” held in Athens, Greece.
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Document Statement at the opening session of the consultation "Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together"
This consultation on "Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together" comes therefore timely. It is very much needed that we come together as Christians from different confessional families and discern how we can work together in supporting those sisters and brothers that go through these challenging times. The suffering of so many makes all of us sad and vulnerable.
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Document COP21 High Level Dialogue
An address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on behalf of Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris.
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Document Service and advocacy: Matters of faith?
Speech given by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Nordic Conference on Systematic Theology, Helsinki, on 9 January, 2016
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Document Opening of WCC/UN Conference on Refugee Crisis
Opening remarks from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
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Document Caring for Our Common Home: An Ecumenical and Interreligious Concern
Comments on the encyclical letter Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis: The encyclical – earth as common home
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Document The role of religion in sustainable development and peace
Speech given by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at Partners for Change: Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 February 2016.
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Document WCC and the UN: Common heritage and shared challenges
On 6 April, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit addressed the issue of global security in a contribution to York Minster’s lecture series Global Security and the United Nations: 70 years on, in York, UK.
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Document Sustainable Development and the Future of Work in the Context of the Jubilee of Mercy
Speech delivered by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a global seminar in Rome organized by the International Labour Organization, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Caritas Internationalis.
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