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Vesakh 2018
On Vesakh - a day commemorating the life and legacy of Gautama Buddha - WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit extended his greetings to Buddhists across the world.
Message of the WCC general secretary to the Global Christian Forum in Bogota
Message of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum in Bogota, Colombia, April 23-28 2018 Let mutual love continue (Heb 13:1)
Message on the occasion of the 3rd United Nations Financing for Development Forum, by WCC, WCRC, CWM and LWF. New York, 23-26 April 2018
World Council of Churches - World Communion of Reformed Churches - Council for World Mission - Lutheran World Federation message on the occasion of the 3rd United Nations (UN) Financing for Development Forum. New York, 23-26 April 2018
Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture. Rodebosch United Church, Cape Town, South Africa. By Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri (24 April 2018)
Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lecture by WCC deputy general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri. Rodebosch United Church, Cape Town, South Africa. By Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri (24 April 2018)
Fraternal greetings from the World Council of Churches to the Episcopal Church of South Sudan at the installation of the fifth Archbishop the Most Rt. Rev. Justin Badi Arama (22 April 2018)
Fraternal greetings from the moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches to the Episcopal Church of South Sudan at the installation of the fifth Archbishop the Most Rt. Rev. Justin Badi Arama (22 April 2018)
Action alert: WCC-EAA invites workshop proposals for Faith Building Bridges, July 2018
The World Council of Churches 2018 menical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA) invites workshop proposals for Faith Building Bridges, an interfaith pre-conference to the International AIDS Conference 2018.
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.