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Document Pentecost Greeting 2018
Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2018
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Document Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace - with the Earth
Lecture by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Ev. Akademie Hofgeismar in Germany.
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Document Ruth 1:1–22 "Pilgrimage as Solidarity", by Yolanda Pantou
The migration of Ruth to Bethlehem can be understood as a kind of pilgrimage because she chose to immigrate as a form of solidarity with her mother-in-law, Naomi. Her journey of migration changes Ruth’s beliefs, values, and path of life. The text speaks about two stories of immigration—the first one is caused by scarcity of basic provisions, and the second one is propelled by solidarity. We can see similarities between pilgrimage and immigration. There are shared elements of journey, importance, unpredictability, encounters, conversion, solidarity, openness, closeness, and divine providence. The story of Ruth and Naomi provides a biblical understanding of pilgrimage of justice and peace in relation to immigration.
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Document Genesis 12:1–9 “Pilgrimage onto already-settled land”, by Jione Havea
Abram’s journey in Genesis 12 as a response to God’s guidance becomes a pilgrimage of blessings. The unnamed destination of his pilgrimage is encountering people and their land. Abram will become a a kind of “platform” of blessings among other peoples and nations, rather than an exemplar of the exercise of power and control over those peoples and their land. As God commissioned Abram to go forth as a source of blessings, God calls us to go in the pilgrimage of blessings.
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Document Final report from the "Walking Together" meeting 2016
As part of an ongoing, multiyear project called “Walking Together,” an international and interreligious group met in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 6-8 December to explore different facets of the theme “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace,” which undergirds the World Council of Churches' programmatic focus.
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Document The pilgrimage of healing, justice and peace
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Knox Church, Christchurch, New Zealand on 9 October 2016.
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Document International Peace Consultations, Berlin 2016
How to become a Just Peace Church – Social Change and the Renewal of the Churches through the Spirit of a Just Peace. By Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee.
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Document Bring peace, love and respect - beyond the barriers
Reflection during the Ecumenical Centre morning prayer by Marianne Ejdersten, director of communication for the WCC.
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Document The joint pilgrimage of justice and peace
Speech by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the launch of the International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony, 19 August 2016 in Kaduna, Nigeria.
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Document Creation Is Not For Sale
Climate Change speech in Wittenberg
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