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We’ve Come a Long Way, Lord
Song from Liberia contributed by Dr C. Michael Hawn, pastoral music program director and retired professor of church music in the USA, for the WCC 70th anniversary. As taught by Liberian students Isaac Chukpue-Padmore, Anna G. Kaydor, and Yatta Roslyn Young at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, in 2003.
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Conference of European Churches
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Ms Erin Green, communication coordinator for the Conference of European Churches (CEC), on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
Greetings from Rev. Jerzy Samiec, senior bishop of the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
An anniversary prayer from the World Young Women's Christian Association
A prayer from the World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Letter to new moderator of United Church of Canada, 2 August 2018
Congratulatory letter to Rev. Dr Richard Bott upon election as moderator of the United Church of Canada.
Letter to the Church of Sweden, 31 July 2018
As wildfires affected thousands of people in Sweden, WCC acting general secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri expressed concern and extended sympathy on behalf of the WCC fellowship.
Letter to the Church of Greece, 31 July 2018
As wildfires affected thousands of people in Greece, WCC acting general secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri expressed concern and extended sympathy on behalf of the WCC fellowship.
Letter to the Uniting Church in Sweden, 31 July 2018
As wildfires affected thousands of people in Sweden, WCC acting general secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri expressed concern and extended sympathy on behalf of the WCC fellowship.
Letter to United Church of Canada, 31 July 2018
World Council of Churches acting general secretary Isabel Apawo Phiri expressed heartfelt sympathies to churches and people in Toronto after a gunman shot and killed two people and injured 13 others who were visiting shops and restaurants in the Canadian city.
Application Guidelines for 2018 Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice
The second edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice will be held from 1-12 November 2018 in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Brochure of the 2018 Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice
The Eco-School 2018 will take place in El Salvador, 1-12 November. It aims to motivate and prepare young people to contribute to the work of the churches at the regional and local level on issues related to water, food, nutrition, health and climate change towards a sustainable future.
Application form of 2018 Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice
The second edition of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Eco-School on Water, Food and Climate Justice will be held from 1-12 November 2018 in San Salvador, El Salvador. This year the Eco-School will focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Applications are open until 31 August 2018.
Signs of the Times in the Ecumenical Movement
Isabel Apawo Phiri at the United Church of Canada General Council 43, Dinner hosted by the moderator, Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell and general secretary Nora Sanders 24 July 2018
God is Love and Commandment to Love One Another
Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri at the United Church of Canada General Council 43, Morning worship of 25 July 2018
"Peace Now!" - Statement by the heads of churches of South Susan Council of Churches, 19 July 2018
In this statement, the South Sudan Council of Churches reflects on recent developments in the country: “The winds of violence and conflict have continued to obscure our road to light and peace, while the international community remains discouraged and frustrated by the absence of peace. It is well known that the church has historically played a key moral and spiritual role in healing and mediation at various points in our history to stop bloodshed and make peace.”
Speech of the Pope Francis during the Ecumenical meeting at the WCC
Speech of the Pope Francis during the Ecumenical meeting at the WCC Ecumenical Centre, 21 June 2018
Homily of the Pope Francis during the Ecumenical prayer at the WCC
Homily of the Pope Francis during the Ecumenical prayer at the WCC Ecumenical Centre, 21 June 2018
Invitation to World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel
Invitation to World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel to the World Council of Churches member churches
Lecture by the WCC general secretary at the Pro Oriente summer course
Lecture by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the summer course offered by the foundation Pro Oriente
Luke 24: 13-35 - “Outside of their comfort zone”, by Jennifer Martin (Pilgrimage Bible study)
The Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace is dedicated to the accompaniment of persons as they move along their journey, regardless of what their current circumstance might be. At times persons may be so overwhelmed by their past and present that they are incapable to grasp the help which is at hand. Pilgrims often need a patient, listening ear before they can draw the strength to carry on with their physical and spiritual pilgrimages.