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Document WCC reaction to fresh sanctions against DPRK
The World Council of Churches (WCC) believes that the situation on the Korean peninsula fully warrants the serious and sustained attention of the international community. There is no other geographic context in which the risk of regionally and globally catastrophic conflict is greater, and no point in recent history when tensions in the region have been higher. It is of critical and urgent necessity that the risks of conflict be reduced, not heightened.
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Document To Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo, first Primate of the Anglican Province of Sudan
Congratulatory message from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to Archbishop Ezekiel Kondo Kumir Kuku on his installation as the first Archbishop and Primate of the Province of Sudan of the Anglican Communion.
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Document Invitation to a Global Prayer Day for the Korean Peninsula, 13 August 2017
In a letter of invitation to member churches, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and World Communion of Reformed Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson invited parishes and individuals across the world to pray for the reconciliation and healing of the divided Korean Peninsula on 13 August 2017.
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Document Condolences on the death of Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat
Condolence letter from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the death of Ambassador Bethuel Kiplagat, former moderator of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA).
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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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Document Greetings on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, Bern
Greetings of the WCC general secretary on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, 18 June 2017, Bern, Switzerland
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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 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 Pentecost prayer for unity and just peace
Pentecost prayer for unity and just peace, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Jerusalem, 5 June 2017.
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Document Bible study at Kirchentag 2017
Referring to the biblical account of the encounter between Jesus and Zacchaeus, a repentant tax collector in Jericho (Luke 19:1-10), Olav Fykse Tveit notes that Zacchaeus found peace in joyfully welcoming but he was also ready to make up for the injustice of the past by rendering justice.
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