WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit, January 2020

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, January 2020. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

After more than 30 years as a pastor, ecumenist and church leader, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit firmly believes that the church can change the world. As general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) for the past ten years, he has witnessed what Jesus Christ means to people of faith around the globe. By the end of this month he heads home to lead the Church of Norway as presiding bishop of its bishop’s conference.

Media has been playing a significant role in the work and life of the WCC. Tveit said: “The church ought to be seen and heard. The prophetic role of the church is often discussed in the ecumenical movement. In my opinion, it is a matter of being a clear voice, and of being both critical and constructive.”

If you are interested in a closing interview with Dr Tveit as the WCC general secretary, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We have a few slots in his calendar.

Media contacts: Please contact WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten:, +41 79 507 63 63