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Homily on the theme of the WCC 11th Assembly
Sermon of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit during a prayer service ("Andacht") in Karlsruhe, February 2019
Message of Greeting to the Ecclesiastical Diplomacy Conference
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting to a conference about religious and ecclesiastical diplomacy held in Greece on 28 February - 3 March.
The future of work - new challenges to ecumenical social thought and action
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke on the future of work at an event held on 25 February 2019 in Geneva commemorating the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Statement on the political situation in Venezuela
On 14 February 2019, Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, and Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, issued a statement about the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.
TCTCV, Chinese translation
The Church: Towards a Common Vision, Chinese translation
Concept note of NIFEA Workshop on Just Taxation and Reparations, 16-20 March 2019
The concept note and provisional programme of the NIFEA Workshop on Just Taxation and Reparations, 16-20 March 2019 (arrival on 16th and departure on 20th), Durban, South Africa.
Communique from the Workshop on Interfaith Reflections on Just Transitions: Linking Climate and Economic Justice
From the 30th January to 1st February 2019 about 30 climate activists, climate injustice survivors, researchers and representatives of different religious and spiritual traditions came together in Dhaka for a workshop on “Interfaith Reflections on Just Transitions: Linking Climate and Economic Justice”.
"Sustainable Resourcing for Sustainable Development", by Bishop Ingeborg Midttømme
Presentation of Ingeborg Midttømme on financing for development at the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith Based Organizations in International Affairs “Financing for Sustainable Development: Towards an Economy of Life”, United Nations headquarters, New York, 29 January 2019
Global Conference on Human Fraternity Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates 3-4 February 2019 : Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
Global Conference on Human Fraternity Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates 3-4 February 2019 Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Seminar The Prophetic Voice of the WCC, presentation by WCC Director of Communication Marianne Ejdersten 2 February, 2019
Seminar "The Prophetic Voice of the WCC", presentation by WCC Director of Communication Marianne Ejdersten 2 February, 2019 in the Cathedral of Gothenburg, Sweden
Bios of moderators and speakers of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religions and Faith Based Organisations in International Affairs (29 January 2019)
Biographic information of the moderators and speakers of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religions and Faith-Based Organisations in International Affairs (29 January 2019)
A Message of the 9th Consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Chennai 2015
Living in Tents: A Message of the 9th Consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Chennai, 25 November - 2 December 2015
A message of the 8th consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Johannesburg 2008
Going the Second Mile: A message of the 8th consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Johannesburg, 29 October – 5 November 2008
Programme of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
Tuesday, 29 January 2019: the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs will focus on financing for sustainable development and build on this vision of an economy of life as the flourishing of all life.
Reflection on Deut. 16:18-20, by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi - prayer service on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality (21 January 2019)
Reflection on Deut. 16:18-20, by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi - prayer service on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality, held at the Ecumenical Center, Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 January 2019
Tribute to Rev. Dr Rena Joyce Karefa-Smart
Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith, a member of the WCC Central Committee and of the WCC Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation, pays tribute to a pioneering Pan African woman leader in the ecumenical movement.
Freedom, Love and Justice
Speech of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary at the Open University of Cyprus – Archdiocese of Constantia and Ammochostos, January 10, 2019, Paralimni
Liturgy for Worship on the Occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality (18-25 January 2019)
During the week of 18-25 January, we celebrate two important events: the Week of Action to Fight Inequality and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which has as its theme for 2019, “justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16, 18-20). As Christians, we are a diverse, worldwide family. Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, to preach the good news to those that have less. Where can our worldwide network serve as a light in a world of tremendous inequalities? Where can the Holy Spirit help us to come together as one and discover our potential for enacting change?
Communique from the 2019 Annual Meeting of PCID and WCC
The Staff-members of both the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation (IRDC) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) met together for their annual meeting at the PCID premises on 10-11 January 2019.
Statement on peaceful transition of power in Democratic Republic of Congo
Statement by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on peaceful transition of power in Democratic Republic of Congo