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Document Being Together Under the Cross in Africa
The Message of the WCC 8th Assembly
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Harare, 1998
Document Damascus report
Located in Resources / / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches / First plenary meeting documents (December 1999)
Document Statement on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 11-19 September 1997.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 1997
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 From Harare to Porto Alegre report
"From Harare to Porto Alegre" is the report of the activities and dialogue undertaken between the WCC's eighth assembly in December 1998 in Zimbabwe and the final stages of preparation for the Ninth Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil in February 2006. In telling the story of the Council, it also reflects the life and faith of member churches, partner agencies and individual believers.
Located in Resources / / 3. Preparatory and background documents / Assembly books
Document Global Christian Forum
The WCC's eighth Assembly in 1998 discussed a proposal for a forum of Christian churches and ecumenical organizations that would bring together churches participating in the ecumenical movement, e.g. WCC member churches, the Catholic church, other churches, and Evangelical, Pentecostal and Independent churches, as well as ecumenical and para-church organizations.
Located in Resources / / Porto Alegre, 2006 / 3. Preparatory and background documents
Document From solidarity to accountability
Letter to the WCC 8th Assembly from the women and men of the Decade Festival of the Churches in Solidarity with Women
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Harare, 1998
Document Together on the Way - official report of the eighth assembly
How will the eighth assembly of the World Council of Churches in Harare be remembered? This official report begins with the words of a litany used at the opening worship in which the central messages of the seven preceding assemblies were recalled. What has been and what will be received as the main message of this jubilee assembly at Harare?
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Harare, 1998
Document Being Together Under the Cross in Africa: The Assembly Message
The Assembly Message of the eighth assembly of the World Council of Churches, 3 - 14 December 1998.
Located in Resources / / Harare, 1998 / Together on the Way - official report of the eighth assembly
Document Together on the Way: 2.2. Anamnesis
Anastasios, Archbishop of Tirana, Durres and All Albania, explored the implications of "anamnesis" - "remembrance" - for the church and the world, lifting up the importance of anamnesis for the ecumenical movement. Delegates were given some silent time to reflect on his words before turning their attention to the second presentation.
Located in Resources / / Together on the Way - official report of the eighth assembly / Together on the Way: 2. The Theme: "Turn to God - Rejoice in Hope"