Welcome address of Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary at the World Children’s Day event in Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 21 November 2018, introducing His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a greeting to the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) reflecting on the main theme of this year’s synod, “The Faith of Young People.”
Some 500 youth workers and leaders from churches all over Norway gathered outside Oslo in October, for a youth and faith conference to learn and to share knowledge and visions on Christian youth work. WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was one of the keynote speakers elaborating on that subject. He sees “holy” and “common” as two very different things which at the same time are closely related.
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit sent a message to be read at a public event held on 15 October, in Montevideo, Uruguay, in Uruguay celebrating the legacy of Emilio Castro and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The recently released report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius is more than a wake-up call for all of us. It is an alarm bell of a disaster going on. Our home, the Earth, God’s gift of creation, is endangered by the unlimited extraction of natural resources that is clearly disrupting the life-giving systems of our planet.
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit delivered the sermon of the ecumenical service of thanksgiving in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches, in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8 October 2018.