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June 12, 2013

[World Council of Churches press release] In a World Council of Churches (WCC) consultation in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, participants reflected on “Asia’s human security challenges” today and how to strengthen efforts of working towards “sustainable peace with justice in Northeast Asia.”

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June 12, 2013

[World Council of Churches press release] “Uganda is a country of strong Christian witness. It is a country of Christian martyrs like Archbishop Janani Luwum, who lost his life at the hands of Idi Amin. It is therefore natural that we get together in Uganda to see what peace, justice and...

May 23, 2013

[World Council of Churches — Press Release] In an international conference on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), highlighted the significance of the cross as a symbol of hope for the global...

March 22, 2013

[World Council of Churches — Press Release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit attended the enthronement of Archbishop Justin Welby in England, expressing “heart-felt congratulations” and “profound prayers for his new ministry”.

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March 12, 2013

[World Council of Churches — Press Release] In a letter to Pakistani churches, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has condemned the attacks on Christians in Badami Bagh, Lahore, on Saturday, 10 March. More than a hundred houses were burned...

February 11, 2013

[World Council of Churches] The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has brought words of respect and appreciation from the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

“We have to respect fully the decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to resign,”...

December 7, 2012

By: Bronwyn

Young Christians from around the world are invited to apply to the World Council of Churches (WCC) Stewards Programme for a 3 week hands-on learning experience at the WCC 10th Assembly from 23 October to 10 November 2013. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Current High...

November 30, 2012

The newly upgraded status of Palestine in the United Nations (UN) is viewed as a positive step in the direction toward peace and a reaffirmation of the World Council of Churches (WCC) long-term commitment to a two-state solution, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary said on...

November 16, 2012

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed deep concern about the conflict in Gaza and Israel. In a recent statement he urged both sides to “cease hostilities” to ensure that “civilians will be protected”....

November 9, 2012

[World Council of Churches] Bishop Justin Welby, current bishop of Durham in the Church of England, has received congratulations and the promise of heartfelt prayers and cooperation from the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) following an announcement on 9 November...

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