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WCC Youth Publication- Guidelines and Submission form
Farewell to Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary by Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca
Farewell speech to Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary by Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca, acting general secretary of the WCC
Sermon of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Farewell prayer meeting with the WCC staff
Sermon of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches at the Farewell prayer meeting with the WCC staff
From the WCC General Secretary- letter to the member churches and Council of Churches in South Sudan
A Time for Pastoral, Prophetic and Practical Christianity: A Joint Statement from the World Council of Churches and Regional Ecumenical Organizations
In a historic joint pastoral statement released on 26 March, the World Council of Churches and Regional Ecumenical Organizations affirmed the urgency of standing together to protect life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic with faith communities: some guidance for churches
This document brings some of the questions the faithful may face and answers from two World Council of Churches (WCC) medical practitioners, Dr Mwai Makoka and Dr Manoj Kurian.
WCC and ACT Alliance statement on World Water Day 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic
On the occasion of the World Water Day 2020, and with deep concern over the gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences on people in all regions of the world, especially the poor, the World Council of Churches and ACT Alliance reaffirm the responsibility of churches and faith-based organisations to ensure that people have access to clean, affordable, sufficient water to meet their physical and domestic needs, including that of hand-washing.
Pastoral letter 18 March 2020
Pastoral letter by WCC Moderator Dr Agnes Abuom and General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Letter to the members of the central committee, 28 February 2020
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
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.