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Document WCC general secretary sermon in Trefoldighetskirken, Oslo, 09/12/2017
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fyke Tveit at the ecumenical peace worship, that took place at the Trinity Church in Oslo, Norway. The celebration was organised by the Church of Norway together with representatives of ICAN in connection with the award ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Located in Resources / Documents
Document Public Statement in Support of the Multilateral Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Ban in 2017
Submitted to the 2016 UN General Assembly First Committee by Faith Communities Concerned about the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Public statement on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect
Public comment from the WCC general secretary on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect, issued on 2 April.
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Document Statement on use of drones and denial of the right to life
Statement on the use of drones and denial of the right to life adopted by the WCC Executive Committee during its meeting from 7 to 12 February 2014 in Bossey and Geneva, Switzerland.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, February 2014
Document Statement on the Way of Just Peace
The Statement on the Way of Just Peace was adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document NATO summit: Nuclear weapons in Europe
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit urges the NATO to “lead by example” and withdraw nuclear weapons still deployed in Europe.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
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
Document Speech at St Andrews, Presbyterian Church, Toronto
In a series of visits to the Toronto offices of WCC member churches in Canada, and in a lecture and panel discussion on the evening of Wednesday 14 March, the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, explored contemporary hopes and challenges in the pursuit of Christian unity.
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Document Dalit and Indigenous theologies in Asia
An International Theological Symposium was jointly organized by WCC-Just and Inclusive Communities, SCEPTRE, NCCI, Bishop's and Gossner Theological College from 13-16th December, 2011 at SCEPTRE, Shrachi Centre, 74B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-16.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
Document Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany
Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace