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ACT Alliance 10th anniversary
On behalf of the World Council of Churches, I offer our warmest congratulations to ACT Alliance on your 10th anniversary.
statement from the WCC general secretary- Hindu Muslim riots
WCC expresses concern over mob violence in India
Guidelines and Mechanics- Song writing competition
World Council of Churches 11th Assembly Youth Songwriting Competition- GUIDELINES AND MECHANICS
Entry Form_Songwriting Competiton for Youth
World Council of Churches 11th Assembly Youth Songwriting Competition- ENTRY FORM
Matthew 25: 31-46 - "Practicing Justice and Mercy", by Abilio Peña Buendía (Pilgrimage Bible study)
Following Jesus requires consistency between the proclamation of our faith, liturgy and prayer, and the practice of justice that we develop, since the peace of God is a fruit of that justice. This gospel passage allows us to ask ourselves whether we are followers of Jesus.
Luke 19:1-10 - "Acting in Justice as Jesus Taught Us", by María Eugenia León (Pilgrimage Bible study)
Justice is a topic widely discussed in different disciplines, and it nearly always includes an adjective that accompanies or complements it and helps us make sense of the type of justice under discussion. Some examples include retributive justice, punitive justice, restorative justice, transitional justice, etc. But beyond this theoretical discussion, what does it mean to act in a just way in daily life? In our path as Christian women and men, what does it mean to be just?
Ecumenical Continuing Formation on Youth Concept Paper
In June 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC) will hold its annual Ecumenical Continuing Formation on young people with a focus on Transformative Masculinity and Femininity in the Pacific region. This is a collaborative event of WCC’s programmes on Youth Engagement in the ecumenical movement, Mission from the Margins (MM), and the Just Community of Women and Men (JCWM).
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit: "What’s love got to do with it? Climate Justice and Care for the Earth"
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary delivers a speech "What’s love got to do with it? Climate Justice and Care for the Earth" at an international conference on Sustainability and Climate in Religion in Bergen, Norway.
Ecumenical Continuing Formation on Youth Transformative Masculinity and Feminity in the Pacific
In June 2020, WCC will hold its annual Ecumenical Continuing Formation (ECF) on young people with a focus on Transformative Masculinity and Femininity in the Pacific region. The Pacific Council of Churches (PCC) has identified the following concerns among young people in the region: climate justice, mental health, unemployment, and gender-based violence. In-line with the WCC pilgrimage of justice and peace theme for its 2020 Pacific regional focus of ‘Climate Justice and Nuclear Disarmament’, the ECF has a specific emphasis on the impacts of climate change on mental health, in relation to the overall theme. This joint event plans to engage 30 young people from the Pacific and around the world to go deeper on the topic of transformative masculinity and femininity in the Pacific. The youth participants are expected to produce a Call to Action statement from the seminar, which will be shared within and outside the WCC network.
WCC general secretary responds to recent allegations against WCC-EAPPI
The WCC strenuously rejects any allegations of illegality in relation to its activities in Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories. There is nothing illegal nor anything secret about the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) or other WCC activities in the region. Such activities are conducted in full public transparency.
Guidelines for submission of prayer and music resources for the 11th Assembly of the WCC
This document brings the guidelines for submission of prayer and music resources for the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2021.
WCC General Secretary welcoming remarks at the Current Dialogue launch
A special event on 7 February in Geneva marked the launch of the World Council of Churches periodical on interreligious relations Current Dialogue as an academic journal for researchers, students, interfaith practitioners, and all those interested in the study of religions. Current Dialogue thereby becomes the third WCC academic journal to be produced by publishers Wiley, alongside The Ecumenical Review and International Review of Mission.
Kairos for creation - Confessing hope for the earth
A publication on eco-theologies and climate justice, entitled "Kairos for creation - Confessing hope for the earth,” has been released in Januarz 2020 by a group of international theological experts who met in June 2019 in Wuppertal, Germany.
New Presiding Bishop of the Bishops’ Conference of Norway: "There is lots to be done, and we have lots to contribute"
Press release by Church of Norway, 30 January 2020: New Presiding Bishop of the Bishops’ Conference of Norway
2 Corinthians 6:1-10 "Kerygma: Proclamation as Living Testimony", by Prof. Dr. Iosif Bosch (Pilgrimage Bible study)
We live in the time-space of uncreated grace, a gentle urgency that encourages us to live our contingency in view of eternity.
WCC general secretary's response to Trump-Netanyahu plan for Palestine and Israel
WCC general secretary calls Trump-Netanyahu plan for Palestine and Israel an ultimatum, not a path to peace.
Letter to the H.E. Muhammadu Buhari President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria from WCC and LWF
Letter to the H.E. Muhammadu Buhari President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria from WCC and LWF general secretaries
WCC comment on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Address of the WCC general secretary to the annual assembly of the Protestant Federation of France
Address of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the annual assembly of the Protestant Federation of France
Genesis 33:1–17 - "Pilgrimage toward Reconciliation", by Yolanda Pantou
Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. 2 He put the maids with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. 3 He himself went on ahead of them, bowing himself to the ground seven times, until he came near his brother.