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Document Easter message of the Heads of Churches of Jerusalem
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Document South African response to Kairos Palestine Document
A South African Christian response to the Palestinian Kairos Document: An Easter 2010 message from South Africa to Palestine
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Document Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
(Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land". (Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Invitation to World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
Letter from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to member churches and Central Committee members, inviting their participation in the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel.
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Document Pentecost prayer for unity and just peace
Pentecost prayer for unity and just peace, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Jerusalem, 5 June 2017.
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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.
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Document Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC) and Jim Winkler (NCCCUSA)
Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA) on NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land, 14 September, 2016
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Dismantling barriers - A liturgy resource toolbox
A liturgy resource toolbox prepared for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 18-24 September 2016.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Public Witness
Document Letter from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the occasion of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 2016
Letter from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the occasion of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 2016.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Bern Perspective
Final document of the International theological conference "Promised Land" hosted by the Swiss Protestant Federation and the Reformed Churches in Bern-Jura-Solothurn. The encounter took place as part of the WCC Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum, an inter-church advocacy initiative. The 85 participants came from Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace