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YATRA 2019 Flyer
Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), an interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following the 10th General Assembly of the WCC held in Busan, Republic of Korea.
Application form YATRA 2019
Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), a highly successful interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following the 10th General Assembly of the WCC held in Busan, Republic of Korea.
Are we closer to the mental tipping point?
Are we in a time when the message of the threats of climate change is on its way to sink into our shared consciousness? After being active in the climate debates in the ecumenical and interreligious discussions and advocacy work with not so much of a visible impact on policies and action I am wondering if we are getting closer to the point where we should have been 20 years ago. A point that says that humanity needs to choose another way if we are going to secure a decent future for coming generations and to save ecosystems and peoples opportunities to have a good and peaceful life together.
Prayers for Ethiopian Airlines flight crash victims
The World Council of Churches (WCC) held Midday Prayer for those grieving after Ethiopian Airlines flight disaster on 20 March. Prayers focused on grieving families, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones from UN agencies, the WCC and other organizations who perished in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash on 10 March.
WCC general secretary letter to member churches and members of the Central Committee: “Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice”
On 15 March 2019, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a letter to member churches and members of the Central Committee presenting the "Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice”
The Right to Communicate – the Prophetic Voice
15 December, 2018 Freedom of Religion or Belief in the Middle East Cumberland Lodge Panel Marianne Ejdersten, WCC Communication Director
Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice (PDF for home printing)
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.
WCC general secretary condolence letter to executive director of World Food Programme on plane crash in Ethiopia
It is with deep sadness that we received news of the plane crash in Ethiopia yesterday, and the news that, of the 19 UN staff who perished in the accident, seven belonged to the World Food Programme (WFP). We express our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the bereaved families and friends and to the wider WFP family.
WCC general secretary condolence letter to director general of Food and Agriculture Organization on plane crash in Ethiopia
It is with deep sadness that we received the information of the plane crash in Ethiopia yesterday and the further news that, of 19 UN staff who perished in the accident, two worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization. We express our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the bereaved families and friends, and to the wider UN family.
WCC general secretary condolence letter to UN secretary general on plane crash in Ethiopia
It is with deep sadness that we received the information of the plane crash in Ethiopia yesterday, and the further news that 19 UN staff perished in the accident. We express our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the bereaved families and friends, and to the wider UN Family.
WCC general secretary address to colleagues after the tragedy of air crash in Ethiopia and the loss of Rev. Norman Tendis
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, addressed the community of the Ecumenical Center, in Geneva, on the morning of 11 March 2019, on the news of the air crash in Ethiopia that took the lives of 157 persons, including WCC staff Rev. Norman Tendis.
Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice (PDF for professional printing)
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.
A Resolution from the International Seminar of the Korean Church’s Coalition for North-South Exchange
Approved by the participants of the International Seminar on the Ecumenical Diaconal Ministry of North/South Korea 4-5 March 2019, Seoul
Role of the ecumenical community for healing and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
Presented by Peter Prove at the International Seminar on the Ecumenical Diaconal Ministry of North/South Korea, 4-5 March 2019, Seoul
Homily on the theme of the WCC 11th Assembly
Sermon of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit during a prayer service ("Andacht") in Karlsruhe, February 2019
Message of Greeting to the Ecclesiastical Diplomacy Conference
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting to a conference about religious and ecclesiastical diplomacy held in Greece on 28 February - 3 March.
The future of work - new challenges to ecumenical social thought and action
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke on the future of work at an event held on 25 February 2019 in Geneva commemorating the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Statement on the political situation in Venezuela
On 14 February 2019, Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, and Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, issued a statement about the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.
TCTCV, Chinese translation
The Church: Towards a Common Vision, Chinese translation
Concept note of NIFEA Workshop on Just Taxation and Reparations, 16-20 March 2019
The concept note and provisional programme of the NIFEA Workshop on Just Taxation and Reparations, 16-20 March 2019 (arrival on 16th and departure on 20th), Durban, South Africa.