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70th Anniversary Greetings from the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
70th Anniversary Greetings to WCC from Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Address by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee
Address by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee, on the Occasion of the Visit to the WCC of His Holiness Pope Francis, Geneva, 21 June 2018.
Speech of the WCC General Secretary on the Occasion of the Visit to the WCC of His Holiness Pope Francis
Speech of the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary, on the Occasion of the Visit to the World Council of Churches of His Holiness Pope Francis, Geneva, 21 June 2018
UNDER EMBARGO
Media resources related to the visit of Pope Francis to WCC on 21 June 2018. UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL DELIVERY.
Christian Presence in the Middle East
The central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting in Geneva from 15-21 June 2018 reiterates its grave concern regarding the alarming and rapidly deteriorating situation of Christians in the Middle East.
70th Anniversary Greetings from World Association for Christian Communication
In celebration of the World Council of Churches’ 70th anniversary, I bring warm greetings on behalf of the Board of Directors, the Members and Partners of the World Association for Christian Communication – which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
50th Anniversary of Poor People’s Campaign in the United States of America, and its Continuing Call
Fifty years ago Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. organized the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign to end poverty, discrimination, and militarism and to advocate for freedom, economic justice and civil and human rights for the most vulnerable in the United States of America.
Recent Events in Gaza and Jerusalem
The central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15-21 June 2018, is deeply concerned by recent developments in Gaza and Jerusalem, and the on-going struggle of the Christians of the Holy Land.
Situation in the Philippines
Statement on Situation in the Philippines, Central Committee 15-21 June 2018 Geneva, Switzerland
Solidarity with the People and Churches of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Statement of the WCC Central Committe, 15-21 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Statement of the WCC Central Committe, 15-21 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
Building a Just and Sustainable Peace in Colombia
Statement on Building a Just and Sustainable Peace in Colombia, Central Committee 15-21 June 2018 Geneva, Switzerland
Progress for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Statement of the WCC Central Committe, 15-21 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland
70th Anniversary Greetings from the NCCK
Greetings to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches from the general secretary of the National Council of Churches in Korea on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from the Rt Revd. Dr Mouneer Hanna Anis, bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Church of North India
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Alwan Masih, General Secretary of the Synod of the Church of North India, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
70th Anniversary Greetings from the National Dialogue for Christian Unity
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, the Methodist Church of New Zealand – Te Hahi Weteriana o Aotearoa and the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Lutheran World Federation
Greetings to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches from Rev. Dr Martin Junge, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Taizé Community
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Brother Alois, prior of the Taizé Community, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
Homily of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the 70th Anniversary of the WCC
Homily of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches at Saint Peter's Cathedral, Geneva, 17 June 2018