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Prayer cycle

Week by week, the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle enables us to journey in prayer through every region of the world, affirming our solidarity with Christians all over the world, brothers and sisters living in diverse situations, experiencing their problems and sharing their gifts.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical worship services are celebrated.

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WCC Publications

WCC Publications is the book publishing programme of the World Council of Churches. It facilitates global Christianity’s “alternative voice” and enhances the larger visibility and cultural presence of the ecumenical movement.

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Documents

A searchable collection of official WCC documents and statements.

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E-news

Please fill in this form if you would like to receive free news and updates from the WCC by email.

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Audio

A selection of interviews, presentations and comments recorded recently at various ecumenical events around the world.

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Videos

Videos on the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.

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Logo

The ecumenical symbol was in use even before the inauguration of the WCC in 1948, and has taken several stylized variations since then. In 2001, the WCC adopted a redesigned logo in red, signalling that the WCC is looking to the future with renewed purpose and energy.

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Social media

Connect with the WCC in Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube.

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OikoumeneGPS

This interactive tool was developed by Médias-pro, the Media Department of Reformed Churches in French-Speaking Switzerland, ahead of the WCC 10th Assembly. Available in five languages, it encourages users to identify their priorities and position themselves better on the playing field of values and beliefs with regard to ethics and spirituality.

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Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice (PDF for professional printing)

This file is for professional printing of the publication. The Roadmap is an invitation to congregations, communities and churches to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.

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Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice (PDF for home printing)

This is a version for printing the publication at home. The Roadmap is an invitation to congregations, communities and churches to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.

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Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit’s address to the Seminar on Food and Water for Life (Hong Kong, 4 May 2019)

Food is central to life and our faith. It is a blessing and a gift of God, in the form of the abundant creation which we depend on for our sustenance. Food is also a reflection of the quality of our relationships with each other- our caring for the other and the sharing of resources and the hospitality we show each other. Food is central to our worship life, our liturgy and the Eucharist, which helps us to be one with God and with each other.

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Kairos for Creation: Confessing Hope for the Earth - The Wuppertal Call

After 52 participants from 22 countries from different confessional and faith traditions gathered 16-19 June in Wuppertal, Germany, they have released "Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth”.

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STOP the “bottle Divonne water project” !

Residents of Divonne and people from neighbouring cities and countries are signing a petition at Avaaz.org. The WCC Ecumenical Water Network is encouraging people of good will to sign the petition as well.

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ΚΑΙΡΟΣ για τη Δημιουργία – Ομολογώντας την Ελπίδα για τη Γη: Η έκκληση του Βούπερταλ

Μοιραστήκαμε ιστορίες από την Αφρική, την Ασία, την Ευρώπη, τη Λατινική Αμερική, τη Βόρεια Αμερική και την Ωκεανία. Ακούσαμε τις κραυγές της γης, τις κραυγές των ανθρώπων που είναι ευάλωτοι στις επιπτώσεις της κλιματικής αλλαγής, ιδιαίτερα των παιδιών και των ηλικιωμένων, τις κραυγές των νέων που απαιτούν δικαιοσύνη μεταξύ των γενεών και τις ανησυχίες των ειδικών για τις τρέχουσες τάσεις.

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WCC general secretary greetings to the 64th General Conference and 70th Anniversary of the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM)

Greetings for the 64th General Conference and 70th Anniversary of the Christian Council of Mozambique (CCM) "God of love, guide us in the path of Reconciliation, Unity in Diversity, Justice and Peace". Read by Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC Deputy General Secretary. 26-30 June 2019, Maputo province, Mozambique

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WCC moderator's address to the 15th ELCA Churchwide Assembly (8 August 2019)

"We Are Church, Journeying toward Justice", address by WCC moderator Dr Agnes Abuom to the Fifteenth ELCA Churchwide Assembly, 8 August 2019

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