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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 Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine
Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine, 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 Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peace Process
He has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. (Ephesians 2.14)
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document APRODEV statement on reconnecting Gaza to West Bank
Statement from APRODEV, an association of European development agencies related to the World Council of Churches, urging the European Union to develop a long-term strategy to reconnect Gaza to the West Bank, issued in Brussels on 12 March 2014.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Alarming humanitarian situation in Gaza
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Call by Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and the Holy Land for an end to the siege on Gaza
In the Name of God, the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and the Holy Land urge the International Community, President Bush and the leaders of Israel, to put an end to suffering in Gaza and call upon Israel to activate Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's initiative for Palestinian responsibility control of the boarders thus ensuring sufficient normal flow of medicine, food, fuel and goods to Gaza.
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Document Statement on Gaza
Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Forced Displacement, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Middle East
Statement by the WCC Executive Committee, meeting in Paralimni, Cyprus, 21-26 November 2014
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Cyprus, November 2014
Document Jerusalem churches statement on Gaza
Statement by the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches in Jerusalem on the current devastating situation in Gaza
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Document Statement on the Gaza crisis
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