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70th Anniversary greetings from the Supreme Patriarch Catholicos of All Armenians
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch Catholicos of All Armenians on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
Biblical reflection at AACC 11th Assembly, Opening worship
Biblical reflection at the All Africa Conference of Churches' 11th Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda.
WCC letter to the Nitijeļā Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade for the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Letter to Sen. Maynard Alfred, chairperson of the Nitijeļā Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade for the Republic of the Marshall Islands from the World Council of Churches on signing and ratifying the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
The Oneness of the Ecumenical Movement
Address of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary at the 11th General Assembly of the AACC
Prayer - Litany of unity
A prayer in the form of a litany of unity from the Anglican Church of Southern Africa for the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches.
Greetings to H.B. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako from WCC general secretary
Greetings to H.B. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church of Babylon from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary
70th Anniversary Greetings from the China Christian Council
Letter of congratulations to the World Council of Churches from Rev. Dr Gao Feng, president of the China Christian Council, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
Greetings to the LWF Council meeting from WCC
Greetings to the LWF Council meeting from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary, 28 June 2018, Geneva
Worship and background material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 has been prepared by Christians from Indonesia. With a population of 265 million, 86% of whom are reckoned to be Muslim, Indonesia is well known as having the largest Muslim population of any country. However, about 10% of Indonesians are Christian from various traditions. In terms of both population and the vast extension of the country Indonesia is the biggest nation in South East Asia. The nation is founded on five principles called Pancasila, with the motto Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). Across the diversity of ethnicity, language and religion, Indonesians have lived by the principle of gotong royong which is to live in solidarity and by collaboration. This always fragile harmony is today threatened in new ways. Much of the economic growth that Indonesia has experienced in recent decades has been built on a system that has competition at its heart. This is in stark contrast to the collaboration of gotong royong. Corruption is experienced in many forms. It infects politics and business, often with devastating consequences for the environment. In particular, corruption undermines justice and the implementation of law. Moved by these concerns, the Christians of Indonesia found that the words of Deuteronomy, “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue ...” (see Deut. 16:18-20) spoke powerfully to their situation and needs. Before the people of God enter the land God has promised them they renew their commitment to the Covenant God established with them.
The address by the WCC general secretary at the conference “Religions, creeds and/or other value systems: joining forces to enhance equal citizenship rights”
The address by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the World Conference: “Religions, creeds and/or other value systems: joining forces to enhance equal citizenship rights”
“Youth and Children: Raising Hope and Making Change” - World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2018
The World Council of Churches invites member churches, faith-based communities, and civil society organizations around the world to join together for a week of prayer for just peace for all in Palestine and Israel on 16-23 September 2018.
Message from the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification & Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula
Message from the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification & Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula 22-23 June 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.
70th Anniversary Greetings from the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Patriarch Kirill on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
Address by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee
Address by Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee, on the Occasion of the Visit to the WCC of His Holiness Pope Francis, Geneva, 21 June 2018.
Speech of the WCC General Secretary on the Occasion of the Visit to the WCC of His Holiness Pope Francis
Speech of the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary, on the Occasion of the Visit to the World Council of Churches of His Holiness Pope Francis, Geneva, 21 June 2018
UNDER EMBARGO
Media resources related to the visit of Pope Francis to WCC on 21 June 2018. UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL DELIVERY.
Christian Presence in the Middle East
The central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) meeting in Geneva from 15-21 June 2018 reiterates its grave concern regarding the alarming and rapidly deteriorating situation of Christians in the Middle East.
70th Anniversary Greetings from World Association for Christian Communication
Greetings to the World Council of Churches from Philip Lee, general secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the WCC
50th Anniversary of Poor People’s Campaign in the United States of America, and its Continuing Call
Fifty years ago Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. organized the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign to end poverty, discrimination, and militarism and to advocate for freedom, economic justice and civil and human rights for the most vulnerable in the United States of America.
Recent Events in Gaza and Jerusalem
The central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15-21 June 2018, is deeply concerned by recent developments in Gaza and Jerusalem, and the on-going struggle of the Christians of the Holy Land.