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Document A Tribute to Chō Takeda Kiyoko, former WCC president for the Asia-Pacific
Chō Takeda Kiyoko passed away on 12 April 2018 at the age of 100. She was known to describe her own accomplishments with the modest phrase “lifelong homework.”
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Document 3rd International Conference on Minority Issues and Mission
Joint Statement by participants of the conference held at the Korean YMCA in Japan.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Peacemakers for Life
Sermon for Joint Anglican-Catholic Peace Memorial Service by Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, vice-moderator of the WCC Central Committee and head of WCC delegation of Church Leaders Pilgrimage to Japan on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings.
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC Central Committee
Document What is required of us
Speech by Rev. Dr Sang Chang, WCC Asia President, Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, at the Nuclear Disarmament Symposium Hiroshima, 6 August 2015.
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC presidents
Document The Voice that Tells Us the Way to Justice and Peace
Sermon from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Ecumenical Advent Prayer for Peace Kyoto Catholic Cathedral, Kyoto, Japan.
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Document Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution – A Pillar for Peace in Northeast Asia and Beyond
Address to the 4th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article Nine of the Japanese Constitution by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, delivered on 3 December, 2014
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Statement on the Re-interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution
Statement on the Re-interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document International Consultation on Justice, Peace and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
Surrounded and embraced by representatives of the wider international ecumenical community within this consultation of 54 participants representing 34 churches and related organizations from 15 countries, delegations led by the leadership of both the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) from the Republic of Korea (ROK), met at the Chateau de Bossey, Switzerland, on 17-19 June 2014.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace
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 Tribute to H.H. Pope Shenouda III
Condolence letter to the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes