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Emilio Castro memorial service
This is the programme from the 31 May, 2013 memorial service for Rev. Dr Emilio Castro, former general secretary of the World Council of Churches
03 June 2013
Sermon on forgiveness at Witnessing Together in Geneva
A sermon on forgiveness delivered by Deenabandhu Manchala on Day of Encounter organized to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the John Knox Centre and 500 Anniversary of the birth of John Knox at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva on 2 June 2013
03 June 2013
Communique from church leaders on situation in Syria
Church leaders and representatives from Syria, the Middle East Council of Churches, the WCC, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Holy See gathered in Etchmiadzin for a consultation to address the challenges for faith communities in the ongoing crisis in Syria.
13 June 2014
A call to health and healing: Declaration Tübingen III
A call to health and healing - Declaration Tübingen III from the participants of the Symposium “Christian Responses to Health and Development” held at the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM), Tübingen, Germany, from 26 – 28 June 2014.
17 July 2014
The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today
Keynote speech: The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today By Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri, Associate General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, World Council of Churches (WCC) at the international symposium on “Christian Responses to Global Health and Development” - 50 years after “Tübingen I” German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) 26 - 29 June 2014
18 July 2014
Jeune Genevois programme
Programme for Jeûne genevois (the annual Geneva day of fasting) - public event for local communities to be held on 11 September at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
26 August 2014
Walk of Peace – the right to hope
Speech delivered by Rev. Dr Hielke Wolters, associate general secretary of the WCC at the “Walk of Peace” on 20 September, organized by the Council of Churches in the Netherlands, among others.
20 September 2015
Greetings for Vatican Synod Family
Greetings from the WCC brought to the Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church on the Family in the Vatican by Rev. Dr Walter Altmann, former moderator of the WCC Central Committee.
16 October 2015
Following Christ Together
The theme “Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together” remained in sharp focus at a Global Christian Forum consultation in Albania. The event from 1-5 November in Tirana gathered some 150 international participants, including representatives of the WCC.
06 November 2015
Greek translation of the Communique from the Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis, Munich 2015.
بیان رسمي
Arabic translation of the Communique from the Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis, Munich 2015.
Walk of Peace - recht op hoop!
Dutch version of the speech delivered by Rev. Dr Hielke Wolters, WCC associate general secretary, at the “Walk of Peace” event in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 20 September 2015.
An ecumenical spirituality for advocacy
Reflection during the Morning Prayer in the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 30 May 2016, by Rev. Dr Hielke Wolters, associate general secretary, WCC.
31 May 2016
The WCC’s Climate Justice Work and the Blue Community
Remarks by WCC Associate General Secretary Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, welcoming His Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, 24 April 2017
24 April 2017
Spirituality of Union and Dialogue of Life - Presented by Dr Martin Robra, World Council of Churches (WCC) programme executive for Ecumenical Continuing Formation
Spirituality of Union and Dialogue of Life - A Protestant Perspective on Chiara Lubich’s Commitment to Unity – Unity of the Church and of Humankind Dr Martin Robra, World Council of Churches (WCC) programme executive for Ecumenical Continuing Formation, at a Focolare ecumenical meeting entitled: “Walking together. Christians on the road to unity.”
12 May 2017
God so Loved the World
Homily by Victor W. C. Hsu at the Ecumenical Centre morning prayer during the ecumenical officers' network meeting 2017
18 September 2017
Cardinal Koch at Vatican press conference announcing papal visit
Statement read by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during a joint press conference at the Vatican Press Office, during which it was formally announced that Pope Francis will visit the WCC in June 2018.
02 March 2018
Faith groups gather to discuss children on the move
This week a diverse group of organisations will come together for a forum at the Jesuit Curia in Rome where they will discuss how faith leaders can work together to end violence against children on the move.
16 October 2018
World Children’s Day petition, November 2019
Your signature will be handed over to world leaders on 20 November 2019 -- the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child– calling on them to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child now and for future generations.
21 November 2018
Liturgy for Worship on the Occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality (18-25 January 2019)
During the week of 18-25 January, we celebrate two important events: the Week of Action to Fight Inequality and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which has as its theme for 2019, “justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16, 18-20). As Christians, we are a diverse, worldwide family. Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, to preach the good news to those that have less. Where can our worldwide network serve as a light in a world of tremendous inequalities? Where can the Holy Spirit help us to come together as one and discover our potential for enacting change?
15 January 2019
ACT Alliance 10th anniversary
On behalf of the World Council of Churches, I offer our warmest congratulations to ACT Alliance on your 10th anniversary.
27 February 2020
“Unto the Churches of Christ Everywhere,” Encyclical of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, 1920
One of the foundational moments in the modern ecumenical movement is an encyclical letter issued 100 years ago by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on 1 January 1920. As its opening words state, it was addressed “Unto the Churches of Christ everywhere” and sent as a letter to the leaders of key Christian churches. Its first words are an appeal to “Love one another earnestly from the heart,” quoting from 1 Peter 1:22.
28 May 2020