Category - Olav Fyske Tveit

  • February 28, 2017

    On 26 February 2017, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas formally received the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, for a meeting to discuss just peace in Palestine and Israel.

  • February 15, 2017

    Is religion discriminatory? Does discrimination exist within and by different religions? World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit explored these questions with fellow panelists during a conference at a cultural centre in Trondheim, Norway on 14 February 2017

  • September 6, 2016

    During the World Methodist Conference this week, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev  Dr Olav Fykse Tveit invited his audience to explore with him how unity can transform the world.

  • May 6, 2016

    Reflecting on the relevance of religion in today’s world, the World Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit spoke at a sustainable development seminar in Rome on 4 May, posing a question to the participants: “Is religion able to bring hope to people of today?”

  • February 26, 2014

    Faith leaders, religious communities and governments can working together for justice and peace, says the WCC.

  • January 24, 2014

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has stressed the “significant role of financial policymaking by the states in addressing climate change.”

  • October 31, 2013

    The Middle East and North Africa, including its Christian communities, will continue to be a locus of concern for the WCC, its General Secretary affirms.

  • September 5, 2013

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has encouraged churches to continue their journeys towards justice and peace.

  • August 16, 2013

    World Council of Churches General Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has called for prayers for healing, justice and peace for all Egyptians.

  • June 10, 2013

    Religious faith and practice can make the most committed and powerful contributions to reconciliation and to economic justice. It can also use texts and traditions to avoid responsibility and to commit selfish or harmful actions, says Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches. Speaking to the UN, he offers an inspiring yet honest vision of the way churches and other religious communities can make a vital contribution to building justice and peace for the whole of humanity, while being held necessarily accountable before God and the world they are intended to serve.