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WCC Annual Review 2019

This annual review of the activity of the WCC records many of the activities undertaken by the council during 2019 and continuing into 2020.

04 May 2020

The annual review records many of the WCC’s activities undertaken in 2019 and continuing into 2020.

“As we look back on 2019, we mark together many milestones on our Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, which since 2013 has been our way of describing the ecumenical movement,” writes former WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in the foreword. "Through this approach, we have walked together as pilgrims, in our minds and in our moves.”

Tveit writes that we are motivated by our faith in the triune God and guided by the moral imperative of love.

“We have prayed — and we continue to pray — to the God of life, God of grace, God of love, for signs of justice and peace, true signs of the presence of God’s reign among us,” Tveit writes. “As we have moved into 2020, we have faced a new challenge as one humanity: a pandemic. We see how the fellowship of churches can serve all human beings in their pastoral, practical and prophetic role by caring for all humanity, sharing the truth in solidarity and love with one another, and particularly the most vulnerable.”

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