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Message on Indigenous Peoples' Collective Right to Land for the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (April 2018)
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Ecumenical Indigenous Peoples’ Network Reference Group (EIPNRG), representing communities, churches, and ecumenical partners from the different regions of the globe, is concerned about the lack of significant advances in guaranteeing, at national and international levels, the Indigenous Peoples’ collective right to land as it is stated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP, Article 26).
Statement on Korean Peninsula
Statement of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches on Korean Peninsula
Statement on situation in Syria
Statement of the general secretary of the World Council of Churches on situation in Syria
Theological Education in the Context of Global Christianity
"Theological Education in the Context of Global Christianity" - Public lecture by Prof. Dr Rudolf von Sinner, presented at the Ecumenical Center, Visser´t Hooft Hall, Friday, 13 April, 11-12.30hs.
WCC Financial Report 2017
WCC Financial Report 2017
Message to the funeral service Daniela Di Mauro
Greetings at the funeral of Daniela Di Mauro Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary, World Council of Churches
By-Laws of Commission on Education and Ecumenical Formation
By-Laws of the World Council of Churches' Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation, amended by the Executive Committee in June 2015
WCC congratulates incoming AACC general secretary
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit congratulated Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki on 6 April as incoming general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches.
Greetings from Dr Agnes Abuom to "A.C. T. Now! Unite to End Racism", Washignton DC, 3 April 2018
Greetings from the World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered to National Council of Churches - USA -- A.C. T. Now! Unite to End Racism, 03 April 2018, Washington, St. Sophia Cathedral, by Dr Agnes Abuom, WCC Central Committee moderator
A Tribute: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
By Prof. Rev. Dr Mary-Anne Plaatjies van Huffel, WCC president from Africa
Jonah 1:4-5 and 4:1-8 "Jonah and his Selective Ecological Concern", by Liz Vuadi Vibila (Pilgrimage Bible study)
The several climatic events in the Book of Jonah present all environmental concerns: the sea calming down (1:15), making a plant grow (4:6), and the sending of a worm (4:7), and all play a particular role in God’s plan. They are used in the text as divine emissaries, human begin is the only one to oppose God’s will in these dramatic scenes. The ecological problem and the attributes associated with the creatures remain a fundamental issue from Jonah to our current daily reality. The worm, a lowly creature, is elevated as well as the ephemeral plant. Accordingly, Jonah has to learn that the plant is appointed by God. The ecological reading on the Book of Jonah invites us to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in relation to the ecological justice.
Holy Week statement of lament and solidarity
In this “Holy Week Statement of Lament and Solidarity” for Maundy Thursday, the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) demands an end to gun violence in America.
Message to the Funeral Service of Rev. Dr Dong Sung Kim
Message to the Funeral Service of Rev. Dr Dong Sung Kim from the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
The Arusha Call to Discipleship
The World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism met in Arusha, Tanzania, from 8-13 March 2018.
Bishop Brian Farrell: I Have a Dream to Share with You
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Sang Chang: I Have a Dream
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev Kathryn Mary Lohre: Embracing the Cross for the Sake of our Neighbors
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith: Carrying the Cross of the Experience of the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Prof. Dr Vuyani Vellem: The Spiritual Dimension of Embracing the Cross
Documents of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism in Arusha, Tanzania
Rev. Dr Roberto E. Zwetsch: Testimony on “Carrying the Cross of Poverty”
Equipped disciples: testimony brought by Rev. Dr Roberto E. Zwetsch to the plenary on embracing the cross of the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism