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Document General secretary's address at Al Azhar University, 27 April 2017
Address by World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, 27 April 2017.
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Document The report by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the WCC executive committee, June 2017
In his report to the Executive Committee, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that we are living in a time when the purpose and the objectives of the WCC are highly relevant. Based on these realities, there is a need for a new search for unity, he said. “Through the many dimensions of its work, the WCC contributes to the unity of the church, and the unity that the WCC is able to express, in turn, contributes to the unity of humankind.”
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Document The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives
The ecumenical chance of the year 2017 - review - proposals - perspectives, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary.
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Document The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue
The past as prologue: The Reformation and the future of Christian dialogue, by Rev Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, in Minneapolis and Collegeville, 8 and 10 September 2017
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Document The Harvest is Plenty but the Labourers are few
Inaugural Address of the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, during the Inaugural Service of the 16th Synod Meeting of the Church of North India, New Delhi.
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Document One God, one humanity
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at a Muslim World League symposium in Geneva entitled “The Role of Religions on the Strengthening of World Peace.”
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Document Al-Azhar Al-Sharif International Conference on Supporting Jerusalem
Address at the opening session by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, in Cairo, 17 January 2018.
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Document 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
In a statement published on Friday 7 October, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, formally acknowledged the commitment and achievements of the three women who are to be awarded this year's Nobel prize for peace. It was announced on Friday morning that the prize will be shared by Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Roberta Gwobee of Liberia and Yemeni woman's rights activist Tawakkul Karman.
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Document 65th anniversary of 1st atomic bombings
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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Document Anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Tribute to the victims of Fukushima nuclear accident from the World Council of Churches general secretary
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