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The term "WCC document" applies to texts of many different types and levels of institutional authority. Many hundreds of such texts are available on our websites.

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Message on Jerusalem by the WCC GS Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
Communiqué World Council of Churches [WCC] and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations [IJCIC]
A Meeting of the World Council of Churches [WCC] and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations [IJCIC] “The normalization of hatred: challenges for Jews and Christians today” 25-27 June, 2019 Paris, France
Kairos for Creation: Confessing Hope for the Earth - The Wuppertal Call
After 52 participants from 22 countries from different confessional and faith traditions gathered 16-19 June in Wuppertal, Germany, they have released "Kairos for Creation – Confessing Hope for the Earth”.
Address by Rev. Wu Wei, President of the China Christian Council, to Faith and Order Commission, Nanjing, China, June 2019
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission held a meeting 12-19 June 2019, in Nanjing, China. Hosted by the China Christian Council, the commission met to discuss and make decisions about the results of the work of its three study groups on ecclesiology, moral discernment and the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The venue of the meeting raised awareness on important ecclesiological issues in the hosting country.
Report of Rev. Dr Susan Durber, Faith and Order Moderator, to Faith and Order Commission, Nanjing, China, June 2019
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission held a meeting 12-19 June 2019, in Nanjing, China. Hosted by the China Christian Council, the commission met to discuss and make decisions about the results of the work of its three study groups on ecclesiology, moral discernment and the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The venue of the meeting raised awareness on important ecclesiological issues in the hosting country.
Ending Slavery Today: Ecumenical Theological Considerations
Report of Rev. Dr Odair Pedroso Mateus, Faith and Order Director, to Faith and Order Commission, Nanjing, June 2019, China
The World Council of Churches (WCC) Faith and Order Commission held a meeting 12-19 June 2019, in Nanjing, China. Hosted by the China Christian Council, the commission met to discuss and make decisions about the results of the work of its three study groups on ecclesiology, moral discernment and the pilgrimage of justice and peace. The venue of the meeting raised awareness on important ecclesiological issues in the hosting country.
One Planet Living Event 20 June, 2019
Message of "Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement" (a living document) - Bossey, May 2019
Green Reformation: Ecology, Religion, Education and the Future of the Ecumenical Movement. An International Consultation, 12-15 May 2019, Ecumenical Institute Bossey, Switzerland
WCC EcoSchool 2019 brochure
The third edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice will be held 4-17 November 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, hosted by the Christian Conference of Asia.
WCC EcoSchool 2019 guidelines
These are the guidelines of third edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice to be held 4-17 November 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, hosted by the Christian Conference of Asia.
WCC EcoSchool 2019 application form
This is the application form for the third edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice will be held 4-17 November 2019 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, hosted by the Christian Conference of Asia.
Greetings of WCC general secretary the Council of the Lutheran World Federation
Greetings of WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Lutheran World Federation Council meeting in Geneva
WCC General Secretary’s introductory comments at Building Bridges 11 June 2019
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary World Council of Churches WCC General Secretary’s introductory comments at Building Bridges 11 June 2019
Concept note for 2019 World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI)
Each year during the week that includes the International Day of Peace (21 September), churches, related organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to participate in worship services, educational events, and acts of support for a just and sustainable peace for both Palestinians and Israelis.
Opening remarks of the WCC General Secretary at the Nathan Söderblom Seminar
Opening remarks of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches at the Nathan Söderblom Seminar, 3 June, 2019 at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva
World Council of Churches General Secretary Greeting to Muslims at Eid al-Fitr, 2019
I am glad to have this opportunity to greet the many Muslim friends and colleagues of the World Council of Churches, and indeed all Muslims, as you celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr. And as we greet you warmly at this festive time and give thanks for all the good things that God gives us in our relationships with you, we are also aware of the many difficult challenges in the world that we are surely called to face together on the basis of our shared commitment to justice and peace for all people.
The WCC Executive Committee Statement: Attacks and Persecution of Christian Communities in Asia
Throughout history, religious communities living in contexts in which other religions predominate have been among the most vulnerable groups in society. In many parts of the world today, Christians in such contexts are among the most persecuted communities. With the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) focus on Asia this year, we observe the challenges faced by Christian communities in several countries and territories in this region.
Bringing Justice to Victory: Sermon by bishop Mary Ann Swenson
Sermon by bishop Mary Ann Swenson, Vice-moderator of the WCC Central Committee
The WCC Executive Committee Statement: The Global Biodiversity Crisis and the Urgent Need For Structural Change
The report points out that underlying these disturbing trends are “production and consumption patterns, human population dynamics and trends, trade, technological innovations and local through global governance.” In every single area of recommended action, churches are well-placed to make significant contributions. We have the capacity and the responsibility to act.