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Message by HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to COP24 (10 December 2018)
Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 24), Poland, December 3-14, 2018
GEM School 2019 - Provisional Programme (version 11 December 2018)
Provisional Programme of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 - 30 August 2019
GEM School 2019 - Participant Guidelines
Participant Guidelines for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 - 30 August 2019
GEM School 2019 - Application form and guidelines for motivation essay
Application form and guidelines for the motivation essay of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 - 30 August 2019.
Prayers for Peace sermon by Church of Norway’s presiding bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien
Delivered at Trinity Church, Oslo, Norway on 9 December, in connection with the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
Education for Peace seen in the light of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and of the World Council of Churches
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the UN Geneva, 10 December.
Sermon by Archbishop Anders Wejryd at the Ecumenical service in Katowice, Poland (9 December 2018) - COP24
A sermon delivered by Archbishop Anders Wejryd at the Ecumenical service in Katowice, 9 December 2018 (COP24). Texts: Gen 1-2:2, Gen 3:9-19, Isaiah 11:1-10, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:14, John 1:1-14.
Report from the Global Consultation for the Commemoration of the Culmination of the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women
Delivered at the World Council of Churches Executive Committee, Uppsala, Sweden, 2-8 November 2018
“Lent to us is the Star on which we live” - The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has recently made available a discussion paper affirming the significance of Agenda 2030 and placing specific demands upon those in positions of responsibility within politics, civil society and churches. EKD Texte 130 - “Lent to us is the Star on which we live” The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
Christmas 2018
A Christmas greeting from the World Council of Churches
A Fellowship of Love: Transformation for Christ’s Sake
Convocation Address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in Serampore College, Serampore, 4 December 2018
COP24 - Interfaith submission to Talanoa Dialogue 2018
"Respecting Mother Earth and caring for ecological systems, the most vulnerable communities and all future generations" is an Interfaith submission to Talanoa Dialogue 2018, at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 2-15 December 2018.
Christmas Statement
Christmas Statement, signed by European church leaders – issued jointly by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants and the Conference of European Churches.
Order of Service, World AIDS Day 2018
Under the 2018 theme of "Know your status", World AIDS Day 2018 is an opportunity to remember the people who have been lost to the epidemic, to we give thanks for the progress made and make new commitments to ensuring no one is left behind.
A condolence message on the demise of Bishop Nibaron Das, Bangladesh
Hunger for Justice – the 60th anniversary of Bread for the World
Greetings of the WCC General Secretary at the 60th anniversary of Bread for the World, Berlin, Germany, November 28, 2018
Welcome address of WCC general secretary on the World Children’s Day introducing His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Welcome address of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary at the World Children’s Day event in Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 21 November 2018, introducing His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Opening speech of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary at the World Children’s Day
Opening speech of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary at the World Children’s Day event in Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 21 November 2018
Keynote Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the World Children’s Day
Keynote Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the World Children’s Day Celebratory Event in Ecumenical Center, Geneva, November 21, 2018
World Children’s Day petition, November 2019
Your signature will be handed over to world leaders on 20 November 2019 -- the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child– calling on them to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child now and for future generations.