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Christmas 2018
A Christmas greeting from the World Council of Churches
A Fellowship of Love: Transformation for Christ’s Sake
Convocation Address by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in Serampore College, Serampore, 4 December 2018
COP24 - Interfaith submission to Talanoa Dialogue 2018
"Respecting Mother Earth and caring for ecological systems, the most vulnerable communities and all future generations" is an Interfaith submission to Talanoa Dialogue 2018, at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 2-15 December 2018.
Christmas Statement
Christmas Statement, signed by European church leaders – issued jointly by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants and the Conference of European Churches.
Order of Service, World AIDS Day 2018
Under the 2018 theme of "Know your status", World AIDS Day 2018 is an opportunity to remember the people who have been lost to the epidemic, to we give thanks for the progress made and make new commitments to ensuring no one is left behind.
A condolence message on the demise of Bishop Nibaron Das, Bangladesh
Hunger for Justice – the 60th anniversary of Bread for the World
Greetings of the WCC General Secretary at the 60th anniversary of Bread for the World, Berlin, Germany, November 28, 2018
Welcome address of WCC general secretary on the World Children’s Day introducing His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Welcome address of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary at the World Children’s Day event in Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 21 November 2018, introducing His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Opening speech of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary at the World Children’s Day
Opening speech of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary at the World Children’s Day event in Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 21 November 2018
Keynote Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the World Children’s Day
Keynote Address by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the World Children’s Day Celebratory Event in Ecumenical Center, Geneva, November 21, 2018
World Children’s Day petition, November 2019
Your signature will be handed over to world leaders on 20 November 2019 -- the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child– calling on them to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child now and for future generations.
Dinesh Suna: Reflection on UN World Toilet Day 2018
Reflection by Dinesh Suna on UN World Toilet Day 2018 in the Ecumenical Center Chapel, Geneva.
Decision of the 12th Synod of the EKD on withdrawing from coal for energy production
Synod advocates a rapid withdrawal from electrical power production by coal (lignite and anthracite), which would implement the Paris Climate Agreement and contribute to reaching the German climate targets without further delay. For that to be possible, half of the coal-fired power stations, preferably the oldest and most inefficient, must be shut down in the near future.
Address to the general assembly of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy in Rome on 16 November, World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
“For a Europe of solidarity and rights” – Addressing together Xenophobia, Racism and Nationalist Populism Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit – WCC General Secretary
What Does Mutual Accountability Mean for Christians and the Christian Life?
What Does Mutual Accountability Mean for Christians and the Christian Life? Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary, World Council of Churches Centro Pro Unione, 15 November 2018
Message of Congratulations to VID on the 175th Anniversary
Message of Congratulations to VID on the 175th Anniversary by Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee
Dr Agnes Abuom: "Life in Fullness: Challenges and Prospects for Church/Mission"
"Life in Fullness: Challenges and Prospects for Church/Mission", acceptance address of Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee for award of Honorary Doctorate VID – Stavanger, 10-11-2018
Greetings to EKD synod 2018
The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting to the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) reflecting on the main theme of this year’s synod, “The Faith of Young People.”
A Clarion Christian Call to Justice and Peace: Ending Global Inequality and Climate injustice
Dr. Agnes Abuom, moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee, offered a speech entitled “A Clarion Christian Call to Justice and Peace: Ending Global Inequality and Climate injustice” at the Justice Conference in Oslo, Norway on 9 November.
WCC Communication strategy 2018-2021
WCC Communication strategy 2018-2021, approved by WCC Executive Committee in Uppsala 2018.