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Roadmap for Congregations, Communities and Churches for an Economy of Life and Ecological Justice
An invitation to congregations, communities and churches to discuss a 5-step programme to change the way we deal with the economy and our ecological surroundings.
A Resolution from the International Seminar of the Korean Church’s Coalition for North-South Exchange
Approved by the participants of the International Seminar on the Ecumenical Diaconal Ministry of North/South Korea 4-5 March 2019, Seoul
Role of the ecumenical community for healing and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
Presented by Peter Prove at the International Seminar on the Ecumenical Diaconal Ministry of North/South Korea, 4-5 March 2019, Seoul
Homily on the theme of the WCC 11th Assembly
Sermon of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit during a prayer service ("Andacht") in Karlsruhe, February 2019
Message of Greeting to the Ecclesiastical Diplomacy Conference
World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting to a conference about religious and ecclesiastical diplomacy held in Greece on 28 February - 3 March.
The future of work - new challenges to ecumenical social thought and action
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke on the future of work at an event held on 25 February 2019 in Geneva commemorating the centenary of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Statement on the political situation in Venezuela
On 14 February 2019, Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, and Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, issued a statement about the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.
TCTCV, Chinese translation
The Church: Towards a Common Vision, Chinese translation
Concept note of NIFEA Workshop on Just Taxation and Reparations, 16-20 March 2019
The concept note and provisional programme of the NIFEA Workshop on Just Taxation and Reparations, 16-20 March 2019 (arrival on 16th and departure on 20th), Durban, South Africa.
Communique from the Workshop on Interfaith Reflections on Just Transitions: Linking Climate and Economic Justice
From the 30th January to 1st February 2019 about 30 climate activists, climate injustice survivors, researchers and representatives of different religious and spiritual traditions came together in Dhaka for a workshop on “Interfaith Reflections on Just Transitions: Linking Climate and Economic Justice”.
"Sustainable Resourcing for Sustainable Development", by Bishop Ingeborg Midttømme
Presentation of Ingeborg Midttømme on financing for development at the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith Based Organizations in International Affairs “Financing for Sustainable Development: Towards an Economy of Life”, United Nations headquarters, New York, 29 January 2019
Global Conference on Human Fraternity Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates 3-4 February 2019 : Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
Global Conference on Human Fraternity Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates 3-4 February 2019 Olav Fykse Tveit General Secretary, World Council of Churches
Seminar The Prophetic Voice of the WCC, presentation by WCC Director of Communication Marianne Ejdersten 2 February, 2019
Seminar "The Prophetic Voice of the WCC", presentation by WCC Director of Communication Marianne Ejdersten 2 February, 2019 in the Cathedral of Gothenburg, Sweden
Bios of moderators and speakers of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religions and Faith Based Organisations in International Affairs (29 January 2019)
Biographic information of the moderators and speakers of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religions and Faith-Based Organisations in International Affairs (29 January 2019)
A Message of the 9th Consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Chennai 2015
Living in Tents: A Message of the 9th Consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Chennai, 25 November - 2 December 2015
A message of the 8th consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Johannesburg 2008
Going the Second Mile: A message of the 8th consultation of United and Uniting Churches, Johannesburg, 29 October – 5 November 2008
Programme of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
Tuesday, 29 January 2019: the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs will focus on financing for sustainable development and build on this vision of an economy of life as the flourishing of all life.
Reflection on Deut. 16:18-20, by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi - prayer service on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality (21 January 2019)
Reflection on Deut. 16:18-20, by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi - prayer service on the occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality, held at the Ecumenical Center, Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 January 2019
Tribute to Rev. Dr Rena Joyce Karefa-Smart
Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith, a member of the WCC Central Committee and of the WCC Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation, pays tribute to a pioneering Pan African woman leader in the ecumenical movement.
Freedom, Love and Justice
Speech of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC General Secretary at the Open University of Cyprus – Archdiocese of Constantia and Ammochostos, January 10, 2019, Paralimni