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Welcome by Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee
Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women
Address to the Global Consultation on the Decade of the Churches in Solidarity with Women by the WCC general secretary
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's address on "Gender Justice: The Vital Element in the Churches’ Journey toward Justice and Peace"
Communiqué - International Conference on ‘The Holy Scripture in a Changing World’
Communiqué, International Conference on ‘The Holy Scripture in a Changing World’, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 27 September – 1 October 2018.
Join the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America. Louis Marcelo Illenseer was local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly.
Lead Us, God of Life
Song contributed by Louis Marcelo Illenseer, local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly, for the WCC 70th anniversary.
On My Way
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America. Louis Marcelo Illenseer was local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly.
Peace and Justice Will Kiss
Song in Spanish (La Paz y la Justicia se besarán) contributed for the WCC 70th anniversary.
Peace in Creation
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America. Louis Marcelo Illenseer was local director of music at the WCC 9th Assembly.
Prayer of the Walk
Song in Portuguese created during a workshop of Red Crearte, an ecumenical network of artists and musicians in Latin America.
Pungent Pain
Prayer for the Somali people written by Rev. Luiz Carlos Ramos, Methodist pastor from Brasil, October 2017
Address of Pope Francis at the Conference on xenophobia, racism and populist nationalism
Address of Pope Francis to the participants of the Conference on xenophobia, racism and populist nationalism in the context of global migration, 20 September 2018
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.