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Keynote speech by Mutale Mulenga-Kaunda
Keynote speech "Transforming Disciples, Transforming the Future: Young African Women and the Search for a Liberated Future", at CWME in Arusha, Tanzania.
Welcome Greetings by Dr Agnes Abuom
Welcome Greetings by Dr Agnes Abuom at CWME in Arusha, Tanzania
Opening Address of WCC general secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
Opening Address of WCC general secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at CWME 2018
Women’s Pre-Conference Message
Women in Mission: Women’s Pre-Conference Message, Arusha, Tanzania. 6 -7 March 2018
Statement on Pyongyang meeting outcomes
The WCC welcomes the historic meetings on 5-6 March 2018 between a South Korean special envoy delegation and the North Korean leadership in Pyongyang – the first high-level direct talks between the two Koreas in more than a decade.
Cultivating Peace, Proclaiming Hope
Participants of the “International Conference in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 88 Declaration” organized by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) issued a communique that welcomes the new steps toward dialogue as an historic opportunity.
Cardinal Koch at Vatican press conference announcing papal visit
Statement read by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during a joint press conference at the Vatican Press Office, during which it was formally announced that Pope Francis will visit the WCC in June 2018.
Statement on Syria, 26 February 2018
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is deeply appalled by and condemns the dramatic escalation of military actions against civilians in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria, which has led to more than 550 innocent civilians being killed, including more than 130 children as well as women and elderly people, not to mention the thousands of injured, and those who are still buried under the rubble.
Catholicos Aram's message to KAICIID conference of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders from the Arab region
The 26-27 February 2018 conference was organized by the Vienna-based International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID).
Action Alert: WCC-EAA invites interfaith chaplains and young counsellors for AIDS 2018
The World Council of Churches - Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (WCC-EAA) is inviting applications for interfaith chaplains and young counsellors to participate at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, July 2018.
Opening Address: WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award Ceremony for Heidi Specogna
Opening Address at the WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award Ceremony for Heidi Specogna Monday, 19 February 2018 at 17h00 in Golden Tulip Hotel Hamburg, Landgrafenstr. 4, D-10787 Berlin-Tiergarten
A day of prayer and fasting for peace in South Sudan the Democratic Republic of Congo - 23 February
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary on a Day of prayer and fasting for peace in South Sudan the Democratic Republic of Congo- 23 February
Statement: WCC calls for peace in Colombia
The World Council of Churches (WCC), which this year focuses its attention on Colombia in the framework of its ‘Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace’, is undertaking during these days a series of solidarity visits to communities in Colombia which continue to be affected by violence and marginalization. In light of the experiences of these communities and of other recent events in the country – including a fatal attack on a police station in Barranquilla, the bombing of an indigenous reservation in Choco province, and a recent wave of assassinations of social leaders – the WCC expresses its concern for the continuation and fulfilment of the peace process in Colombia.
Sermon: A Way in the Wilderness
Reflection brought to the Ecumenical Centre morning prayer by Bishop Dr Staccato Powell, WCC Central Committee member for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, during a meeting of the Assembly Planning Committee and on the same day as the new book of former general secretary Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser was presented to the public at the Ecumenical Centre, in the presence of the author. The event is par of a year-long series of events commemorating the WCC’s 70th anniversary.
Worship Order, World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018
Worship Order, World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018.
Message of the WCC General Secretary for the World Interfaith Harmony Week
Message of the WCC General Secretary for the World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018.
Sermon of Rev. Dr. Sang Chang, WCC Asia President at the Beijing Gangwashi Church in China
Sermon of Rev. Dr. Sang Chang, WCC Asia President, “Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven” (Matthew 6:10-12), at the Beijing Gangwashi Church in China on 14 January 2018.
"Perspectives on Migration: Displacement and Marginalization, Inclusion and Justice. An Ecumenical Vision"
"Perspectives on Migration: Displacement and Marginalization, Inclusion and Justice. An Ecumenical Vision" - Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches at the reception hosted by UNICEF, in New York, 22 January 2018, as part of as part of the 4th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs.
Homily during morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre
Reflection on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi, WCC Faith and Order programme executive.
Jerusalem: A city of shared sovereignty, a city of monotheistic religions
Intervention of His Holiness Aram I on the first day of the International Conference in Support of Jerusalem, organized by Al-Azhar, Cairo, Egypt (17-18 January 2018).