World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

You are here: Home / Resources / Documents

Documents

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.

List of documents by publication date (most recent documents on top):

Please use the advanced search tool to find documents based on their type and topic.

Congratulations to Prof. Dr Jürgen Moltmann on the awarding of an honorary doctorate by University of Pretoria
WCC general secretary congratulates Prof. Dr Jürgen Moltmann on the special occasion of the awarding of an honorary doctorate by University of Pretoria, as proposed by the Theological Faculty.
Statement on attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria
Statemtent by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria, April 2017.
Pastoral message to the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) and the people of South Sudan from the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan (ENSS)- European Hub
A letter on behalf of the European Hub of the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan, as the people of South Sudan are facing an unprecedented crisis of violent conflicts, starvation, death and displacement that is tearing the nation apart.
Condolence letter in wake of St Petersburg attack, 4 April 2017
The WCC general secretary offers condolences to the Russian people after the tragic and senseless deaths of eleven people and injury to dozens more in subway bombing in St. Petersburg on 3 April.
2017 Easter Joint North-South Prayer
The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) have worked together to prepare the “2017 Easter Joint North-South Prayer.”
Ending domestic abuse: A Pack for Churches
Resources for churches by Restored international Christian alliance, "Ending domestic abuse: A Pack for Churches"
Worship and background material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 has been prepared by Christians from Indonesia. With a population of 265 million, 86% of whom are reckoned to be Muslim, Indonesia is well known as having the largest Muslim population of any country. However, about 10% of Indonesians are Christian from various traditions. In terms of both population and the vast extension of the country Indonesia is the biggest nation in South East Asia. The nation is founded on five principles called Pancasila, with the motto Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). Across the diversity of ethnicity, language and religion, Indonesians have lived by the principle of gotong royong which is to live in solidarity and by collaboration. This always fragile harmony is today threatened in new ways. Much of the economic growth that Indonesia has experienced in recent decades has been built on a system that has competition at its heart. This is in stark contrast to the collaboration of gotong royong. Corruption is experienced in many forms. It infects politics and business, often with devastating consequences for the environment. In particular, corruption undermines justice and the implementation of law. Moved by these concerns, the Christians of Indonesia found that the words of Deuteronomy, “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue ...” (see Deut. 16:18-20) spoke powerfully to their situation and needs. Before the people of God enter the land God has promised them they renew their commitment to the Covenant God established with them.
Condolence letter in wake of Great Britain attack, 23 March 2017
As Great Britain continued to cope with grief and trauma in the wake of the country’s deadliest terror attack in 12 years, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit offered sympathy for those who lost loved ones from both Great Britain and other countries.
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre during "Seven weeks for water" Lenten campaign 2017
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches, at the Chapel of Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, during Ecumenical Water Network's Lenten campaign "Seven weeks for water", 20 March 2017
Keynote address at the consultative meeting towards developing the Ecumenical Health Strategy
Keynote address by Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary, at the Consultative meeting towards developing the Ecumenical Health Strategy, 27 February 2017, Maseru, Lesotho.
Speech at “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights”, 15 March 2017
At the Geneva Centre on 15 March, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit joined a panel speaking on the theme “Islam and Christianity, the Great Convergence: Working jointly towards equal citizenship rights.”
Genesis 12:1–9 “Pilgrimage onto already-settled land”, by Jione Havea
Abram’s journey in Genesis 12 as a response to God’s guidance becomes a pilgrimage of blessings. The unnamed destination of his pilgrimage is encountering people and their land. Abram will become a a kind of “platform” of blessings among other peoples and nations, rather than an exemplar of the exercise of power and control over those peoples and their land. As God commissioned Abram to go forth as a source of blessings, God calls us to go in the pilgrimage of blessings.
Healing memories – 11 March 2017, Hildesheim
The Reconciliation Service in Hildesheim, 11 March 2017, jointly held by the Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, and the Chair of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Landesbischof Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm.
Reflection at the World Council of Churches Staff Planning Days, 2017
Reflection at the World Council of Churches Staff Planning Days 6-9 March by the WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” 1 March 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” 1 March 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water”, 2017
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches at the Opening service of Lenten campaign “Seven Weeks for Water” on 1 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Churches’ Commitments to Children
“Churches’ Commitments to Children” is an open invitation to the WCC member churches and partners to address the needs of children as an integral part of the ecumenical commitment to the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Is religion discriminatory?
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's panel contribution during a conference at a cultural center in Trondheim, Norway.
Greeting from Patriarch Matthias I, at Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 10 February 2017
Greeting from Patriarch Matthias I, at Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 10 February 2017
Message to potential hosts for the WCC 11th Assembly
Letter to the WCC member churches informing them of the March 2017 deadline for submitting official invitations to host the next WCC Assembly.