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July 18, 2019

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches invites all people of goodwill to observe a Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula on Aug. 11. Each year, Christians are invited to join in a...

July 15, 2019

[World Council of Churches] An Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula, held 10-12 July in Bangkok, Thailand, has issued a communique that reiterates calls for peace and outlines...

May 15, 2018

[World Council of Churches] World Council of Churches General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned use of excessive violence by Israeli forces against civilian protestors in Gaza during last week in which many have lost their...

April 16, 2018

[World Council of Churches] The World Council of Churches, or WCC, has urged the international community to find a way to break the cycle of violence in Syria. A WCC statement issued April 16 came two days after the U.S., France and the U....

March 22, 2018

[World Council of Churches] As the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women was underway through this week in New York City, the Rev. Terrie Robinson encouraged faith leaders to see their positive role in speaking out for...

February 28, 2013

[World Council of Churches — Press Release] The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed “profound thanks” on 27 February for the ministry and witness of Pope Benedict XVI as he officially...

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”...

June 16, 2010

In an effort to express solidarity and learn of churches' work in providing support and relief to victims of the Haiti earthquake, the Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), is visiting...