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Document Letter to Goodluck Jonathan on Nigeria's missing girls
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's letter to Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, expressing concern over abduction of young women by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria, urging “swift and peaceful” action to restore these girls back to their homes.
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Document Letter on abductions in the Philippines
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Document Comment on Ingrid Betancourt's liberation in Colombia
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Document II. Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan
Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / Kolympari, 2012 / Report on Public Issues
Document Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report
Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
Document Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples
Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
Document Extrajudicial killings of two lay ministers in the Philippines
In this 29 June 2010 letter to President-elect Benigno Aquino III, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit denounced the extrajudicial killings of Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, both lay ministers of the Philippine Independent Church.
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Document Call for the Release of Peace Workers in Iraq
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Release of hostages in Iraq
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Document The escalation of the Israel/Palestine conflict
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East