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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
Constitution and Rules of the World Council of Churches
Constitution and Rules of the World Council of Churches, amended by the Central Committee of the WCC in Geneva, Switzerland, 2018
Sermon of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at Epiphany, 7 January 2019
Sermon of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary at the Morning Prayer in the Ecumenical Centre, Epiphany, 7 January 2019
Taizé Greetings WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit 28 December 2018
Taizé Greetings WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit 28 December 2018
Christmas message from the South Sudan Council of Churches (December 2018)
A message from the South Sudan Council of Churches on Christmas 2018, signed by Ret. Rev. Peter Gai Lual Marrow and Fr. James Oyet Latansio.
Address to the Czechoslovak Hussite Church
By World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, on 17 December.
Celebration Ceremony: 100 years of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren
Greetings from World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
"Climate Justice is at the Heart of Just Transitions" - Statement from the faith communities to the Plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of COP24
Statement from the faith communities to the Plenary of the High Level Ministerial Segment of the 24rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24), the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP14) - United Nations Climate Change Conference Katowice, Poland December 2018
Message by HAH Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to COP24 (10 December 2018)
Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 24), Poland, December 3-14, 2018
GEM School 2019 - Provisional Programme (version 11 December 2018)
Provisional Programme of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 - 30 August 2019
GEM School 2019 - Participant Guidelines
Participant Guidelines for the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 - 30 August 2019
GEM School 2019 - Application form and guidelines for motivation essay
Application form and guidelines for the motivation essay of the Ecumenical School on Governance, Economics and Management (GEM) for an Economy of Life Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 - 30 August 2019.
Prayers for Peace sermon by Church of Norway’s presiding bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien
Delivered at Trinity Church, Oslo, Norway on 9 December, in connection with the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.
Education for Peace seen in the light of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and of the World Council of Churches
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the UN Geneva, 10 December.
Sermon by Archbishop Anders Wejryd at the Ecumenical service in Katowice, Poland (9 December 2018) - COP24
A sermon delivered by Archbishop Anders Wejryd at the Ecumenical service in Katowice, 9 December 2018 (COP24). Texts: Gen 1-2:2, Gen 3:9-19, Isaiah 11:1-10, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:14, John 1:1-14.
Report from the Global Consultation for the Commemoration of the Culmination of the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women
Delivered at the World Council of Churches Executive Committee, Uppsala, Sweden, 2-8 November 2018
“Lent to us is the Star on which we live” - The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has recently made available a discussion paper affirming the significance of Agenda 2030 and placing specific demands upon those in positions of responsibility within politics, civil society and churches. EKD Texte 130 - “Lent to us is the Star on which we live” The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
Christmas 2018
A Christmas greeting from the World Council of Churches