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Document Statement on killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France
Statement on killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France, by WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Brother Roger
Tribute to Taizé's founder, Brother Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Becoming a Christian: The Ecumenical Implications of Our Common Baptism
This is the report from the second consultation in Faith and Order's study programme on worship in relation to Christian unity. Mindful of the importance of the churches' "mutual recognition of baptism" as a basis of the ecumenical movement, the text explores the meaning and structure of the baptismal service, issues raised by the inculturation of baptism, and how baptism determines the nature and practice of Christian ethics.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / II. Worship and Baptism
Document Congo: Appeals for international efforts for peace
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa
Document Iraq - Appeal to the governments of China, France, Russia and the UK
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Introduction to moment of silence for Charlie Hebdo
A moment of silence was held at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre to honour the victims of the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and to pray for peace.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality
Document I. Statement on re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on UN List of Countries to be Decolonized
Statement on the re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on the United Nations List of Countries to be Decolonized, 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 Statement on UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, December 2015
The WCC Executive Committee states that, sfter more than 20 years of UN negotiations, COP21 has to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, November 2015
Document Statement on terrorist attacks in Paris
The WCC has strongly condemned the latest terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, in a statement issued on 14 November by its executive committee during their meeting in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, November 2015
Document Commendation of G7 debt cancellation for Haiti
In this letter from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the WCC asked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other international financial institutions to follow the G7 example and make sure financial support to Haiti is "grant-based and not debt-creating".
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters