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Documents from the Ecumenical Water Network and other WCC documents related to the issues of water and sanitation

Documents from the Ecumenical Water Network and other WCC documents related to the issues of water and sanitation

Title Description document_owner document_type EffectiveDate
Greetings on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, Bern Greetings of the WCC general secretary on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, 18 June 2017, Bern, Switzerland General Secretary Lecture - Speech 18 June 2017
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 General Secretary Sermon 20 March 2017
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 General Secretary Sermon 01 March 2017
Water in a sustainable future Statement from the 11th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 14 June 2016
Sources of water statistics for Seven Weeks for Water 2016 Presentation of sources of water statistics used by the Ecumenical Water Network for the Seven Weeks for Water campaign 2016. WCC Programmes Background document 03 March 2016
Open letter to Gatestone Institute The WCC sent an open letter to the Gatestone Institute in response to the institute’s web articles criticizing the WCC’s “Seven Weeks for Water” campaign. WCC Programmes Message 02 March 2016
Launch of Seven Weeks for Water 2016 Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem General Secretary Sermon 10 February 2016
Prayer of confession and intercession, related to SDG14, Life Below Water (©2012 Rev. James Bhagwan, Fiji) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015
Prayers related to SDG6 Water and Sanitation These materials were prepared by the Student Christian Movement India (SCMI) and first published by the WCC's Ecumenical Water Network (EWN). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015
Prayer for Everyone, Ecumenical Centre, September 2015 A special service organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 September 2015
Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” Response from EWN on the Encyclical “Laudato si” prepared by the EWN - International Reference Group – 2015 WCC Programmes Response to study document 24 July 2015
EWN reflections at morning prayer Water has a deep spiritual significance in most religions. Particularly so when it comes to the Christian faith. There are numerous instances of water mentioned in the Bible. It begins with water in Genesis and it ends with Revelation... WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 March 2015
Order of Service World Water Day 2015 The Ecumenical Water Network is in the midst of its Lenten campaign – the Seven Weeks for Water. The prayers this morning are dedicated to those millions of people who are deprived of enjoying the wonderful gift of God and the cradle of life - water. WCC Programmes Liturgical text 23 March 2015
Water crisis in Palestine Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014. WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 June 2014
Worship and background material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 Jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 is rooted in the experience of the churches in Brazil. Commission on Faith and Order Liturgical text 15 April 2014
EWN at the 10th WCC Assembly - A Report The EWN participated in the WCC 10th Assembly in 2013 to share its achievements and struggles in fulfilling the mandate given to it in the previous assembly. WCC Programmes Report 12 February 2014
EWN statement from Berlin consultation The statement "God, lead us to abundant life and peace through water justice" reflecting outcomes of discussions among participants at the strategic consultation of the Ecumenical Water Network held in Berlin, Germany from 10 to12 June 2013 WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 18 July 2013
Living Water Bible study on Acts 8:26-40 by Eleni Kasselouri-Hatzivassiliadi for the WCC Assembly, 4 November 2013: The text relates the mission of the Spirit to the symbol of the water of life. The Holy Spirit is the Life-giver, who sustains and empowers life and sends out God’s people to preach the good news of Jesus Christ. How and where do we discern God’s life-giving work, and how are we enabled to participate in God’s mission today? Assembly Study document 15 July 2013
Climate Change - Children’s challenge The cost of inaction will place a great economic burden on future generations. Children will bear the higher costs of not taking action today. Published by UNICEF. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2013
Order of prayer on water and baptism Also published in "Hallelujah!" (AWPC © 2012 WCC) WCC Programmes Liturgical text 31 December 2012
200th anniversary of the University of Oslo The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, spoke at the University of Oslo in the context of a series of presentations on justice, peace and the role of religion in global perspective marking the university's 200th anniversary. General Secretary Lecture - Speech 20 September 2011
Danube Wave of Peace Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general scretary, at the closing celebration of the Danube Wave of Peace in Ulm, Germany. General Secretary 02 July 2011
Statement on the Right to Water and Sanitation The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on water as a human right. Central Committee S 22 February 2011
"The spring of Living Water" Meditation By the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) At the Uniting General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Morning Worship Monday, 21 June, 2010 General Secretary S 21 June 2010
Asia-Pacific Women's Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology Statement from the Asia-Pacific Women's Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 02-03 November 2009. Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) Statement: public statement 03 November 2009
UNAW 2007 Report For the United Nations Advocacy Week 2007, the WCC chose to emphasize four themes, a primary focus on the Greater Horn of Africa; water, nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, with an emphasis on Palestine and Israel. Commission on International Affairs Report 01 January 2008
Letter to the President of Brazil, Lui­s Inacio Lula da Silva Letter of appeal to the President of Brazil, Lui­s Inacio Lula da Silva, inspired by his message to the 9th Assembly of the WCC, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14-23 February 2006, which strongly affirmed the role of the WCC and the need to continue together our journey in the path of social justice and the quest for human dignity. General Secretary Statement: letter 13 December 2007
Statement of the Conference "Churches for Water in Africa" WCC Programmes 25 May 2007
Environmental Justice for All Central Committee S 17 November 2006
Just Trade Central Committee S 06 September 2006
5. Statement on water for life Assembly 23 February 2006
Introduction Assembly P 23 February 2006
Water of Life - An invitation to participate the Ecumenical Water Network This brochure is produced by the Justice, Peace, Creation Team of the World Council of Churches to highlight the work on water concerns by many of the WCC member churches and ecumenical partners who have formed together the Ecumenical Water Network. WCC Programmes Background document 01 January 2006
Ecumenical Water Network - Africa Water for Life WCC Programmes Statement: public statement 11 November 2005
Water as a human right and a public good Declaration by the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches of Brazil and Switzerland Other ecumenical bodies Statement: public statement 22 April 2005
Water: preservation, responsible management, equitable distribution Dr Rogate R. Mshana, WCC programme executive for JPC/Economic Justice, presents an ecumenical perspective WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech 01 January 2005
UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD12) WCC Programmes R 30 April 2004
Water as a Gift and Right Central Committee S 30 April 2004
Waters of life - enough for all! Other ecumenical bodies S 01 June 2003
Water for life - streams of justice WCC Programmes B 01 September 2002