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Statement on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees
Joint Statement of World Council of Churches (WCC), ACT Alliance (ACT) and The Lutheran World Federation on US Presidential Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” and its Impact on Refugees
Statement of the Participants in the Consultation on “Voices of Hope in a New Era”
Statement of the Participants in the Consultation on “Voices of Hope in a New Era”, Yangon, Myanmar, 16-20 January, 2017.
Third Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
List of speakers and topics presented at the Third Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs. 23 January 2017, United Nations secretariat, New York.
Obituary - Prof. Dr. Günther Gassmann
A tribute of the WCC to the outstanding theologian and ecumenist who shaped the work of the Commission on Faith and Order for 11 years.
A moment of truth in Davos: Address inequality now
The 2017 World Economic Forum has to some extent had a moment of truth: Economic globalization has created many problems and even conflicts that are now worrying for “the state of the world”.
ANSVAR OG GLOBALT LEIARSKAP I DAG
Heile talen til Olav Fykse Tveit (pdf, 50 KB)
Accountability in global leadership
By Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2017.
Sermon at St Johann Kirche, Davos, Switzerland
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke on 16 January at the Peace Vigil for Justice at Kirche St Johann, in Davos, organized by the Committee of Christian Churches in Davos, in support of International Bridges to Justice.
WCC Letter of Condolences to Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia upon death of archbishop Turei
In a letter to archbishops Philip Richardson and Winston Halapua, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed his sadness at the recent passing of Archbishop William Brown Turei.
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Feedback card for children
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Feedback card for children
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) Application Pack
Child Friendly Church Award (UK) resource to enable, equip and support your ministry to children and families, helping to respond effectively to the call of God, to encourage children to discover Jesus and become His followers today.
The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out – Be Protected!”
The Child-Sensitive Reporting Mechanisms toolkit “Speak Out – Be Protected!” identifies simple and user-friendly processes through which children and their families can raise child protection concerns and report to the respective child protective agencies and institutions.
Sermon by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Ås Church, Ås, 1 January 2017
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit preached on New Year’s Day in the Church of Ås in Norway, 1 January 2017
Preike Ås kyrkje, Ås, 01.01.2017 Olav Fykse Tveit, Generalsekretær i Kirkenes Verdensråd (In Norwegian)
Olav Fykse Tveit, Generalsekretær i Kirkenes Verdensråd (In Norwegian) Preike Ås kyrkje, Ås, 01.01.2017 Reformasjonsjubileum, ny relasjon stat-kyrkje i Noreg, Ås kyrkje 150 år. Tekst: Lukas 2,21
WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary)
This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.
Condolence letter on the passing of John Doom
WCC general secretary leter to the Église protestante Maohi Papeet, Tahiti, on the passing of Mr. John Doom, on 25 December 2016.
Live the Promise HIV Campaign update December 2016
An update on 2016 activities and ongoing actions for the Live the Promise HIV campaign.
Final report from the "Walking Together" meeting 2016
As part of an ongoing, multiyear project called “Walking Together,” an international and interreligious group met in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 6-8 December to explore different facets of the theme “Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace,” which undergirds the World Council of Churches' programmatic focus.
Birthday greetings to Pope Francis
As Pope Francis celebrated his 80th birthday, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting expressing gratitude for the steps Pope Francis has taken to foster the search for the visible unity of the church.
Communique of the Ecumenical forum of member churches of the WCC and the All Africa Conference of Churches, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia 5-8 December 2016
Communique of the Ecumenical forum of member churches of the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches in the DRC, including the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) delegates to the Symposium on Democratic governance and electoral process in the Democratic Republic Congo, held at Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia from 5 to 8 December 2016, at the invitation of the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches.