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Document Statement on Pyongyang meeting outcomes
The WCC welcomes the historic meetings on 5-6 March 2018 between a South Korean special envoy delegation and the North Korean leadership in Pyongyang – the first high-level direct talks between the two Koreas in more than a decade.
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Document Cultivating Peace, Proclaiming Hope
Participants of the “International Conference in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 88 Declaration” organized by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) issued a communique that welcomes the new steps toward dialogue as an historic opportunity.
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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 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.
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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 Communique of Burundian religious leaders on sustainable peace in Burundi
The communique following the meeting of Burundian religious leaders on sustaining peace in Burundi, held in Arusha, Tanzania, from 18 to 19 October 20, 2017, under the sponsorship of of the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
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Document Communiqué by the Joint Working Group, September 2017
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church
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Document 2017 prayer for peaceful reunification by KCF and NCCK and additional liturgical material
Each year, Christians are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF), the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year.
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Document Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
(Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land". (Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)
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Document Invitation to World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
Letter from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to member churches and Central Committee members, inviting their participation in the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel.
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