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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
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Letter to the Turkish Ambassador to the UN in Geneva
Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, WCC General Secretary expresses concern about killings and other threats directed at members and leaders of religious minorities in Turkey.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Larnaca Declaration
Poor and oppressed people, who are at the margins of the world's concern, should be at the centre of Christian service, insisted the 300 participants in the 1986 global ecumenical consultation on interchurch aid in Larnaca, Cyprus. Diakonia, they said, is "liberating and transforming, suffering and empowering". Christian service cannot be separated from the struggle for justice and peace; therefore, advocacy, solidarity and sharing of skills are as essential to diakonia as the giving of money.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
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 Letter to the president of Pakistan
The World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia appeals to Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to "ensure the safety and security" of Christians in the Punjab province, where three attacks against Christian communities were carried by militant Islamic groups in the last two months. He also demands that the government "take necessary actions against the perpetrators".
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Document La Paz report - Just and inclusive communities
Representing the experiences, perspectives and visions of different excluded groups, a select group of 25 theologians from many parts of the world gathered in La Paz, Bolivia during May 2007, perhaps for the first time, to articulate their visions of the world and the church. Their attempt was to identify the possible thematic directions for the new programme - Just and Inclusive Communities - that brings together WCC's ongoing work in the areas of Overcoming racism, Ecumenical Disabilities Advocates Network, Indigenous Peoples and Dalit Solidarity.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
Document Joint statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Issued jointly by Mr Jean Fischer, general secretary of the Conference of European Churches, the Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko, general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, the Rev. Dr Milan Opocenski, general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser of the World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Is religion discriminatory?
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's panel contribution during a conference at a cultural center in Trondheim, Norway.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
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 Statement from the WCC conference on Racism Today
Statement from the WCC conference on Racism Today and the Rationale for continued ecumenical engagement, Cleveland, Ohio, 26-29 August 2010
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism