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Letter from WCC general secretary to Ethiopian Prime Minister on the reconciliation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
In a letter addressed to the prime minister of Ethiopia Dr Abiy Ahmed, on 13 August, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), conveyed heartfelt congratulations in the decisive role played by Ahmed to ensure the reconciliation of the two synods and unity of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church after 27 years of separation.
Letter from WCC general secretary to Ethiopian Patriarchs on the reconciliation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
In a letter addressed to His Holiness Abune Mathias I and His Holiness Abunä Merkorios, on 13 August, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), conveyed heartfelt congratulations for the reconciliation of the two synods and unity of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church after 27 years of separation.
Communion of Churches in Indonesia reply to WCC condolence letter after earthquakes in Lombok
Rev. Gomar Gultom, general secretary of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia replies to the WCC letter of condolences sent on 6 August, after earthquakes rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok
WCC condolence letter to churches in Indonesia after earthquake in the island of Lombok
WCC acting general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri signed a letter of condolences to the WCC member churches in Indonesia after a strong earthquake has struck the island of Lombok on 5 August 2018.
WCC condolence letter to the President of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches over the crash of the JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft (4 August 2018)
WCC acting general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri signed a condolence letter to the president of the council of the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, Rev. Dr. Theol. Dr. H.C. Gottfried Locher, over the crash of the JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft in the Swiss Alps, on 4 August 2018.
WCC condolence letter to the President of the Swiss Confederation over the crash of the JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft (4 August 2018)
WCC acting general secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri signed a condolence letter to the president of the Swiss Confederation H.E. Alain Berset over the crash of the JU-52 HB-HOT aircraft in the Swiss Alps, on 4 August 2018.
We Bring to You Our Worries
Prayer of submission in the form of a song. Contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
Refill Us with Compassion
Song contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
Goodness Is Stronger than Evil
Song contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
May the Truth of God Be Your Truth
Sending song. Contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
For Friendship
Song contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
Despite the Wounds
Song contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
As Long as Righteousness Is Flowing
Song contributed by Rev. Per Harling, member of the Church of Sweden and of the WCC 7th Assembly worship committee, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
ZCC PASTORAL STATEMENT TO THE PRESS
ZCC PASTORAL STATEMENT TO THE PRESS
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Disciples of Christ in Argentina
Greetings (in Spanish) to the World Council of Churches from Luis Macchi, president of the Disciples of Christ in Argentina, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
Prayer for Unity
A prayer for unity written by Archbishop Dr Joris Vercammen, WCC Central Committee member from the Old-Catholic Church in the Netherlands, for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Together We Share Food
Song contributed by the Revd. Dr Lee Geonyong, member of the Anglican Church of Korea and assistant music director at WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
Holy Spirit, Revive Me
Song contributed by the Revd. Dr Lee Geonyong, member of the Anglican Church of Korea and assistant music director at WCC 10th Assembly in Busan, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
We’ve Come a Long Way, Lord
Song from Liberia contributed by Dr C. Michael Hawn, pastoral music program director and retired professor of church music in the USA, for the WCC 70th anniversary. As taught by Liberian students Isaac Chukpue-Padmore, Anna G. Kaydor, and Yatta Roslyn Young at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, in 2003.
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Conference of European Churches
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Ms Erin Green, communication coordinator for the Conference of European Churches (CEC), on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC