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Document Understanding the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine
These questions and answers explain the background of the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine adopted by the WCC Central Committee in February 2005.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Peace conference, Amman
Speech by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC secretary general, at the International Peace Conference, Amman, Jordan, 17-21 June 2007.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Religion in global society
Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at the international conference of the International Council of Christians and Jews, Chicago, 24-27 July 2005
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Greetings from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations
Delivered by Rabbi David Fox Sandmel to the WCC 10th Assembly Mission Plenary.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Messages and greetings to the WCC 10th Assembly
Document Letter to the Grand Rabbin Izhak Dayan, Geneva
Please refer to the original text in French.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary)
This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Condemnation of hate crimes in France
Acts of terror committed in south-western France in March 2012 have been condemned in the strongest terms by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Concerns of the churches - The Christian approach to the Jews
Amsterdam Assembly 1948 Extracts from Report of Committee IV CONCERNS OF THE CHURCHES: 3.· THE CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO THE JEWS
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Amsterdam, 1948
Document Joint statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Issued jointly by Mr Jean Fischer, general secretary of the Conference of European Churches, the Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, the Rev. Dr Milan Opocenski, general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser of the World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document
Thirty women gathered in Bethlehem on 13-18 December 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the «Kairos Palestine» document on the quest for peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. The gathering also reflected theologically on the content of the text. Participants came from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and Australia.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Women