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Document 1989 Statement by the Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem
This statement is signed by: - His Beatitude Diodoros I Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem - His Beafitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch - His Beatitude Yeghishe Derderian, Armenian Orthodox Patriarch - Very Rev. Father Carlo Cecchitelli, of m, Custos of the Holy Land - His Exc. Amba Basilios, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Mar Dionysios Behnam Jijawi, Syrian Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Msgr Lutfi Laham, Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarcal Vicar - Right Rev. Samir Kafity, Bishop of the Episcopalian Church - Right Rev. Naim Nasr, Bishop ot the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq
Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Eid Al Fitr Greetings 2016
Greetings to the worldwide Muslim community as they celebrate Eid Al Fitr after keeping the fast of Ramadan for the past month.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Freedom of Religion: Documents of the CCIA
Freedom of Religion and Belief: Statements and Issues of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA). To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the WCC-CCIA has compiled a comprehensive anthology of documents pertaining to religious freedom - 550-page collection includes statements, letters, reports and background studies.
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Statement on the Politicization of Religion and Rights of Religious Minorities
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 Shock at assassination of Pakistan government minister Bhatti
In a letter to the prime minister of Pakistan, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed «great shock and dismay» at the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistan government minister for Minority Affairs. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that reports indicate that Mr Bhatti was «assassinated by religious extremists because he was critical of the controversial blasphemy law in Pakistan.»
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Shooting of two Christians in Pakistan
Letter by WCC general secretary Tveit to the president of Pakistan following the shooting and killing of two Christians in Pakistan who were in court on accusations related to the blasphemy law. The same letter was sent to the prime minister.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Statement on the state of human rights in Eritrea
Adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Advocacy strategies on Indigenous Peoples issues
Report of the Consultation on Developing Advocacy Strategies for WCC work on Indigenous Peoples Issues, Church Centre, New York, 21-23 May 2013.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
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