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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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Anglican contributions to unity, particularly to the work of the World Council of Churches
Message of Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary at the Anglican Consultative Council in Hong Kong on the theme: “Anglican contributions to unity, particularly to the work of the World Council of Churches”
Tribute to Reverend Norman Tendis at the memorial service
Message of Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC Deputy General Secretary at the Reverend Norman Tendis memorial service in St. Ruprecht Church, Landskron, Carinthia, Austria on Saturday, 27th April.
Message to the DMZ Peace Human Chain Movement from the WCC general secretary
Message to the DMZ Peace Human Chain Movement from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary
Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice (PDF for home printing)
This is a version for printing the publication at home. The Roadmap is an invitation to congregations, communities and churches to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.
Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice (PDF for professional printing)
This file is for professional printing of the publication. The Roadmap is an invitation to congregations, communities and churches to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.
WCC Annual Review 2018
This annual review of the activity of the WCC records many of the activities undertaken by the council during 2018 and continuing into 2019.
WCC Financial Report 2018
WCC Financial Report 2018
WCC condemns the massacre of farmers in the Philippines
The World Council of Churches condemns the massacre earlier this month of 14 farmers by police officers in Canlaon City and Manjuyod and Santa Catalina towns in Negros Oriental in the Philippines.
Communiqué by the WCC Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration
Issued April 2019
Message of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
Meeting of the Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration in the WCC, April 2019.
Message to the Festival Visions du Réel celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.
Under the motto "50 years of freedom, 50 years of openness, 50 years of film", the Festival Visions du Réel celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. From 5.-13. April.
What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Ecumenical Future of the Churches
"What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Ecumenical Future of the Churches", Inaugural Michael Huffington Lecture by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit World Council of Churches general secretary on 3 April, 2019
The Two Brothers: A Sermon Hollywood United Methodist Church 31 March 2019 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary
The Two Brothers: A Sermon Hollywood United Methodist Church 31 March 2019 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary World Council of Churches
Freedom of religion or belief - A guide to biblical insights
The World Council of Churches has published “Freedom of Religion or Belief: A guide to biblical insights or Belief,” as part of online training offered through the Freedom of Religion or Belief Learning Platform. The guide offers reflections and focus questions on how the Bible speaks of human rights, human dignity, universalism and other subjects. It also explores the Bible and the concept of justice, as well as the importance of the freedom to have, choose, change, or leave a religion.
Letter of condolence for passing of Rev. Robina Winbush
Letter of condolence by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, expressing deep sadness at ultimely passing of Rev. Robina Winbush.
YATRA 2019 Flyer
Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), an interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following the 10th General Assembly of the WCC held in Busan, Republic of Korea.
Application form YATRA 2019
Applications are now open for YATRA (Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity), a highly successful interreligious training programme launched by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 2014 following the 10th General Assembly of the WCC held in Busan, Republic of Korea.
Are we closer to the mental tipping point?
Are we in a time when the message of the threats of climate change is on its way to sink into our shared consciousness? After being active in the climate debates in the ecumenical and interreligious discussions and advocacy work with not so much of a visible impact on policies and action I am wondering if we are getting closer to the point where we should have been 20 years ago. A point that says that humanity needs to choose another way if we are going to secure a decent future for coming generations and to save ecosystems and peoples opportunities to have a good and peaceful life together.
Prayers for Ethiopian Airlines flight crash victims
The World Council of Churches (WCC) held Midday Prayer for those grieving after Ethiopian Airlines flight disaster on 20 March. Prayers focused on grieving families, friends and colleagues who lost loved ones from UN agencies, the WCC and other organizations who perished in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash on 10 March.
WCC general secretary letter to member churches and members of the Central Committee: “Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice”
On 15 March 2019, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a letter to member churches and members of the Central Committee presenting the "Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice”