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Moderator's Address: Walking and Serving Together for Peace and Justice
Address of moderator of the WCC Central Committee Dr Agnes Abuom, "Walking and Serving Together for Peace and Justice"
Greetings for Eid Al Fitr from the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
As the worldwide Muslim community celebrates the feast of Eid Al Fitr this week, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered written greetings of peace.
Faith leaders’ invitation to join the Season of Creation
Once every year, from September 1 to October 4, we as members of the Christian family set aside time to deepen our relationship with the Creator, each other, and all of creation. This is the Season of Creation, which began in 1989 with the first recognition of the day of prayer for creation by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church, and which is now embraced by the wider ecumenical family.
Ecumenical Prayer with Pope Francis in the Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva
Walking, Praying and Working Together: Ecumenical Prayer in the Chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on the day of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis in the year of the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches. Geneva, 21 June 2018
A Service of Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the WCC at Saint Pierre cathedral
Walking Together, Serving Justice and Peace: A Service of celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the World Council of Churches at Saint Pierre cathedral, Geneva, Switzerland - 17 June 2018
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group between the WCC and the RCC, May 2018
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church
Global Day of Prayer to End Famine: Reflection on Famine & Displacement
Global Day of Prayer to End Famine - 10 June 2018 - Famine & Displacement
Greetings to the new president of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) Rev. Christian Krieger
Greetings of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the new president of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) Rev. Christian Krieger
Message to the 97th Diocesan Synod of the Lusitanian Church [Anglican Communion]
As the Lusitanian Catholic Apostolic Evangelical Church held its synod, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent greetings.
Global Day of Prayer to End Famine: Reflection on Famine & Hunger
Reflection on Famine & Hunger for the Global Day of Prayer in End Famine 2018
Greetings from the World Council of Churches to the CEC Assembly in Novi Sad, Serbia
WCC offers condolences on passing of Rev. Dr Edwin Mulder
Upon the death of Rev. Dr Edwin Mulder, a major figure in global Protestantism in the 20th century, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed both condolences and gratitude in a letter to Mulder’s family.
Pentecost Greeting 2018
Message of the presidents of the World Council of Churches at Pentecost 2018
Luke 24:13-35 "The Walk to Emmaus", by Susan Durber (Pilgrimage Bible study)
There are all sorts of pilgrimages for which one plans and prepares, looks forward to and anticipates with excitement. This story in Luke 24:13-35 is nothing like that. This is a story about a walk that comes from grief and trauma, from profound disappointment and sorrow. It is a story that starts with the slow steps of the depressed and cast down. But it ends with the excited running of the redeemed, and the joy of finding life transformed.
WCC general secretary condolence letter to the family of Rev. Dr. James Cone and his community of faith and scholars
On 7 May 2018, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, sent a letter of condolences to the family of Rev. Dr James Cone and his beloved community of faith and scholars, upon the passing of Rev. Cone on 28 April 2018.
Statement: International Ecumenical Delegation Visit to DPRK, 3-7 May 2018
A six-person international ecumenical delegation, comprised of representatives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and led by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and WCRC general secretary Rev. Dr Chris Ferguson, visited Pyongyang on 3-7 May, at the invitation of the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Jonah 1:1-16 "Many Cultures, One Goal – Life", by Guido Dotti (Pilgrimage Bible study)
The story of the prophet Jonah tells us about a tortuous road of a call to conversion and about God’s infinite mercy both towards the reluctant prophet and towards “the great city in which there are more than a hundred twenty thousand persons … and a large number of animals” (Jonah 4:11).
WCC congratulates new general secretary of Churches Together in England
The World Council of Churches sent a congratulatory message to Rev. Dr Paul Goodliff, who was appointed new general secretary of Churches Together in England.
Message to the Churches from the Third Global Gathering of Global Christian Forum, Bogotá, Colombia
‘Let Mutual Love Continue’: Message to the Churches from the Third Global Gathering of the Global Christian Forum, Bogotá, Colombia 24-27 April 2018
WCC Annual Review 2017
This annual review of the activity of the WCC records many of the activities undertaken by the council during 2017 and continuing into 2018.