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WCC 70th anniversary celebration in Monrovia, Liberia
Address by Rev. D. Jensen Seyenkulo, Ph.D, Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, and 1st VP of the Liberian Council of Churches.
Message from the conference “Xenophobia, Racism and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration”
Conference organized jointly by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the World Council of Churches in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, in Rome, 18 - 20 September 2018.
Talking Points for Felipe Camargo, UNHCR Regional Representative Southern Europe
World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism in the Context of Global Migration, organized by the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Greetings of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit : World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism In the Context of Global Migration and Refugees
World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism, and Populist Nationalism In the Context of Global Migration and Refugees DPIHD and WCC with PCPCU 18-20 September 2018, Rome Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary
Greetings of the WCC General Secretary to the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe General Assembly
Greetings of the WCC General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe, General Assembly, 13-18 September, Basel
Luke 24: 13-35 - "You'll Never Walk Alone", by Fernando Enns (Pilgrimage Bible study)
On 23 August 2018, a great ecumenical event took place in Amsterdam, the city where the World Council of Churches was founded 70 years ago. Many international ecumenical guests came to celebrate the birthday of that “privileged instrument” of the ecumenical movement. A symposium was held in the university, a great service was celebrated in the Nieuwe Kerk in the city center, and guests were welcomed by the mayor of Amsterdam and local church representatives. And many Amsterdamers came to join the festivities. Everything was livestreamed and broadcast.
Tribute to Marie Bassili Assaad
Marie Bassili Assaad, an ecumenical leader who was WCC deputy general secretary1980-86, passed away on 30 August 2018.
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group between the WCC and the RCC, September 2018
Communiqué by the Joint Working Group between the WCC and the RCC, September 2018
Greetings to members of the Jewish community on the festival of Rosh Hashanah
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed warm greetings to members of the Jewish community on the festival of Rosh Hashanah.
On the decision by the Government of the United States of America to withdraw all funding from the UNRWA for Palestinian Refugees
The World Council of Churches regrets the decision by the Government of the United States of America to withdraw all funding from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees.
Letter of thanks for WCC sympathies and concerns about the fires and drought in Sweden
Dr Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of the Church of Sweden, responds to a letter of 31 July letter from the WCC that expressed concern and extended sympathy on behalf of the WCC fellowship.
Bishop John Victor Samuel
Letter from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the family of Bishop John Victor Samuel, one of the pioneers of the Church of Pakistan, paying tribute to his commitment for peace, unity and harmony, and his tireless work for interfaith relations, as well as for the unity of Christians in Pakistan and beyond.
Message from the delegation of the World Council of Churches and ACT Alliance to the Churches and People of Nicaragua
“We have sought to support dialogue as a means to resolve differences, and to reaffirm and strengthen calls for justice, peace and respect for diverse ways of thinking in contemporary societies”, reads a message issued by the members of an ecumenical delegation led by the World Council of Churches (WCC) that visited Nicaragua, on 28-29 August 2018.
Sermon WCC general secretary at the Ecumenical service in the Methodist church in Oslo on 26th August (English)
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary, World Council of Churches
Sermon WCC general secretary at the Ecumenical service in the Methodist church in Oslo on 26th August (Norwegian)
Olav Fykse Tveit, generalsekretær Kirkenes Verdensråd Preike på Vingardssundagen, 26. august 2018 I anledning av at KV er 70 år – økumenisk gudsteneste og markering i Metodistkirken på Grünerløkka, Oslo
Walk of Peace in Amsterdam
Booklet for Walk of Peace in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 23 August 2018
Youth Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace
Information booklet for Youth Pilgrimage in Amsterdam, August 2018
Ecumenical prayer service: 70 years of the World Council of Churches
Liturgy booklet for the Ecumenical prayer in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, Thursday 23 August 2018
“The Love of Christ Compels Us”: Sermon of the WCC General Secretary in Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
“The Love of Christ Compels Us”: Sermon of the WCC General Secretary Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam on 23 August 2018
Message of the Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm at the WCC 70th anniversary in Amsterdam
Speech of the Bishop Dr Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairperson of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany, at the WCC 70th anniversary celebration on August 23 in Amsterdam