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WCC general secretary message to public event in Uruguay on the legacy of Emilio Castro
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a message to be read at a public event held on 15 October, in Montevideo, Uruguay, in Uruguay celebrating the legacy of Emilio Castro and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit: Poverty and Inequality in a Time of Climate Change
Speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Community of Sant'Egidio in Bologna, Italy
Faith groups gather to discuss children on the move
This week a diverse group of organisations will come together for a forum at the Jesuit Curia in Rome where they will discuss how faith leaders can work together to end violence against children on the move.
Address of Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the ICAN to the WCC Central Committee meeting 2018
Address of Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons to the WCC Central Committee meeting 2018
Address of Baldwin Sjollema, the first director of the PCR to the WCC Central Committee 2018
Address of Baldwin Sjollema, the first director of the PCR to the WCC Central Committee 2018
WCC general secretary statement on the report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - 12 October 2018
The recently released report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius is more than a wake-up call for all of us. It is an alarm bell of a disaster going on. Our home, the Earth, God’s gift of creation, is endangered by the unlimited extraction of natural resources that is clearly disrupting the life-giving systems of our planet.
WCC general secretary sermon in Barbados on the occasion of the service in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the WCC - 4 October 2018
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit delivered the sermon of the ecumenical service of thanksgiving in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches, in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 October 2018.
Prayers and action to overcome hunger
Churches Week of Action on Food (15 - 22 October 2018)
2018 Global Peace Forum on Korea: Peace and Prosperity for Korea and the World
Keynote address of Peter Prove, Director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, World Council of Churches at the 2018 Global Peace Forum on Korea, New York, 29 September 2018
Welcome by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the World Council of Churches’ Central Committee – 2 October
Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women Welcome by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the World Council of Churches’ Central Committee – 2 October
Address to the Global Consultation On the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit WCC General Secretary
Gender Justice: The Vital Element in the Churches’ Journey toward Justice and Peace Address to the Global Consultation On the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit WCC General Secretary
Communiqué - International Conference on ‘The Holy Scripture in a Changing World’
Communiqué, International Conference on ‘The Holy Scripture in a Changing World’, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 27 September – 1 October 2018.
Join the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America. Louis Marcelo Illenseer was local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly.
Lead Us, God of Life
Song contributed by Louis Marcelo Illenseer, local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
On My Way
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America. Louis Marcelo Illenseer was local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly.
Peace and Justice Will Kiss
Song in Spanish (La Paz y la Justicia se besarán) contributed for the WCC 70th anniversary.
Peace in Creation
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America. Louis Marcelo Illenseer was local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly.
Prayer of the Walk
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America.
Pungent Pain
Prayer for the Somali people written by Rev. Luiz Carlos Ramos, Methodist pastor from Brasil, October 2017
Address of Pope Francis at the Conference on xenophobia, racism and populist nationalism
Address of Pope Francis to the participants of the Conference on xenophobia, racism and populist nationalism in the context of global migration, 20 September 2018