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Document WCC expresses grave concern for Rohingya people in Myanmar
The World Council of Churches (WCC) expresses its concern about the situation of the Rohingya people and the circumstances in Rakhine state that have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and country. According to UN and reputable media reports, some 379,000 Rohingya people have sought refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August, fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Located in Resources / Documents
Document Statement on South Asia
The situation in the South Asia region poses a major threat to world peace. WCC's Central Committee statement on South Asia.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2002
Document Letter of solidarity and concern to Bangladesh
WCC general secretary's letter to the member churches and the National Council of Churches in Bangladesh to express concern and sympathies because of recent tragedies in Bangladesh. Since late February and onwards Bangladesh has faced political and religious violence and atrocities as well as major disasters, such as the collapse of a garment factory building in Savar, Dhaka, which has taken the lives of more than 1000 people.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Minute on Climate Justice
Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children
Access to energy is strongly associated with human and economic development and plays a key role in poverty reduction.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Bangladesh - Expression of condolences after church bombing
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Congratulatory message to Mr Muhammad Yunus, on receiving the award
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Statement on South Asia
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Statement on peace, security and development in South Asia
Concerned by the alarming situation affecting the South Asian countries and its manifolding impacts on nurturing peace, security and development, and despite initiatives from different quarters of society and different national, diplomatic and ecumenical interventions, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), and the South Asian Councils of Churches (SACC) organised an international consultation on "Peace, Security and Development in South Asia", which was held at Whitefield, Bangalore from 30 March to 2 April 2009 .
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy