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Document Letter to NATO member states
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Cluster Munitions Convention, Dublin 2008
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Comment on signing of Cluster Munitions Convention
Commenting on the signing of the convention in Oslo, Norway, Kobia congratulates the more than 100 signatory countries and reiterateds the need for those states that have not yet done so - the United States, Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and Zimbabwe - to "sign and support this timely arms control and humanitarian initiative".
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Document Statement on the Way of Just Peace
The Statement on the Way of Just Peace was 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 Public statement on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect
Public comment from the WCC general secretary on the importance of bringing the world’s new Arms Trade Treaty into effect, issued on 2 April.
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Document WCC and new and emerging technologies
The author of this e-book, Dr Gregor Wolbring is a member of CAC/ISO - Canadian Advisory Committees for the International Organization for Standardization, section TC229 Nanotechnologies; a former member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; a Disabled People's International Bioethics Taskforce Chair; a biochemist, health researcher, and a researcher on ethics, sociology and governance of emerging technology researcher, and disability/ability studies. This e-book is not an official WCC publication but a discussion paper.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Science, technology, ethics
Document Arms Trade Treaty statement by WCC, WEA, Pax Christi and Caritas
Christian leaders representing organizations of some 90 percent of the world’s two billion Christians have issued a joint appeal to the 194 governments negotiating the first global Arms Trade Treaty: Keep ammunition in the treaty.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany
Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Statement on cluster munitions
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2008 / Report of the Public Issues Committee
Document "SAY 'NO'", by Wolfgang Borchert
This poem was written in 1947 a few days before Borchert died at the age of 26. The following is an adaptation of the German version, first prepared by youth participants at the vigil for peace and justice at the WCC Assembly in Vancouver in 1983
Located in Resources / / Spirituality and worship / Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day