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Flyer of Webinar on Racism, Xenophobia and discrimination in the Middle-East Context
The thematic focus of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in 2019 is Racism.The WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), organises a series of eight WCC CCIA regional expert Webinars on the issue of racism and racial justice from August to December 2019. The aim of the webinars is to explore how racism manifests itself in the respective regions, learn about the work that churches and ecumenical partners are doing in this respect, identify synergies and avenues for possible collaboration.
Joint letter by the World Council of Churches and the ACT Alliance to the President of Burkina Faso
Joint letter by the World Council of Churches and the ACT Alliance to the President of Burkina Faso on developments affecting the security and human rights of many of your people in the country.
Sermon for the FSPC Synod in Bern, 05 November 2019
The world. And God. What connects the two? Is there a connection? Yes, says Paul. But there's more: not just a connection, but reconciliation. The world needs more than a connection with God. It needs reconciliation in order to be true as God's creation.
“Where does the ecumenical movement stand today and where should the WCC take in it in the future?”
- Where is the place the WCC should take in the ecumenical movement in the future? Not at the centre of the world, as the Inquistion wanted to see earth and church against Galilieo Galilei’s better knowledge, but as an actor in a polycentric ecumenical movement, a horizontal network of churches, ecumenical organizations, and groups, with the WCC taking responsibility to convene churches and other actors in the ecumenical movement and to strengthen their common vision and cooperation in their witness to the world in the name of Christ’s love. Appropriately, “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity” is the theme of the next WCC assembly 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Greetings from the WCC general secretary on the occasion of Diwali
As the Hindu community celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered greetings on behalf of the global fellowship.
Application guidelines, WCC Stewards Programme for Central Committee 2020 (docx)
Application guidelines, WCC Stewards Programme for Central Committee 2020
The Stewards Programme brings together a dynamic and diverse group of young people from all over the world from 12th to 25th March 2020 (inclusive of travel dates). At the Central Committee meeting, the Programme will host 20 young people from different backgrounds, churches and regions.
World Food Day 2019 "Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World" - Welcome remarks from the World Council of Churches
The WCC Food for Life Campaign, with the support of the Food & Agriculture Organization, and the World Food Programme held an interactive panel discussion at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 22 October, titled “Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World,” which was the theme for World Food Day 2019.
Regional Webinar On Racial Justice: Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination in South & Central America, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean
The thematic focus of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in 2019 is Racism.The WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), organises a series of eight WCC CCIA regional expert Webinars on the issue of racism and racial justice from August to December 2019. The aim of the webinars is to explore how racism manifests itself in the respective regions, learn about the work that churches and ecumenical partners are doing in this respect, identify synergies and avenues for possible collaboration.
Race, Repentance, and Reparation: An Ecumenical Opportunity
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary, World Council of Churches, 15 October 2019, Hampton, Virginia, USA
Flyer of fourth Webinar on Racism, Xenophobia and discrimination in the African Context
The Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) of the World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting you to its fourth regional webinar on racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination, which will be focusing this time on Africa. Prof Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, and Mr Masimba Kuchera, CCIA Commissioner will be moderating the webinar.
Letter from the WCC General Secretary on the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Letter from the World Council of Churches General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to the WCC member churches and the WCC Central Committee members
Greetings to members of the Jewish community on Rosh Hashanah 2019
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed warm greetings to members of the Jewish community on the festival of Rosh Hashanah 2019
Communiqué on convening an Ecumenical Forum on the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon
Communiqué on convening an Ecumenical Forum on the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon
Do You Love Me? Sermon Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, Sunday 22 September 2019
Do You Love Me? Sermon Marble Church, New York City, Sunday 22 September 2019 Gospel reading: John 21: 15-18 Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary World Council of Churches
Resolution of Support for Engagement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America through the #ThursdaysinBlack Campaign
Whereas in 2015, the ELCA Church Council adopted the ELCA social message “Gender-based Violence” in order to increase awareness, accountability, and action across the church about the alarming degree of gender-based violence in church and society;
Humanity and Equality in God’s Creation
Reflection by Nora Carmi for WCC morning prayers - World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2019
Speech on 'One human family', at Sant’ Egidio International Meeting
Delivered by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at “Peace With No Borders: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue”, Madrid 2019.
Ecumenism: Is It Still On?
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at Sant’Egidio Conference, 16 September 2019, Madrid.
Worship and background material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020