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Document Statement on use of drones and denial of the right to life
Statement on the use of drones and denial of the right to life adopted by the WCC Executive Committee during its meeting from 7 to 12 February 2014 in Bossey and Geneva, Switzerland.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, February 2014
Document Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal
Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010.
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Document Concern over Asia Bibi case
Statement from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit over over recent decision on Asia Bibi case.
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Document Condolence letter to the Church of Pakistan following the 2010 monsoon floods
Grief over the many deaths and the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan, as well as appreciation for the relief work provided by the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, was expressed by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a letter to the church.
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Document Condolence letter to the Pakistani president following the 2010 monsoon floods
Grief over the many deaths and the devastation caused by recent floods in Pakistan, as well as appreciation for the relief work provided by the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, was expressed by the WCC general secretary Tveit in a letter to the government.
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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 Letter of solidarity on church bombings in Pakistan
Letter of solidarity sent to the WCC member churches in Pakistan, National Council of Churches in Pakistan on bombings of the All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Document Shock at assassination of Pakistan government minister Bhatti
In a letter to the prime minister of Pakistan, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed «great shock and dismay» at the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistan government minister for Minority Affairs. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that reports indicate that Mr Bhatti was «assassinated by religious extremists because he was critical of the controversial blasphemy law in Pakistan.»
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Document Shooting of two Christians in Pakistan
Letter by WCC general secretary Tveit to the president of Pakistan following the shooting and killing of two Christians in Pakistan who were in court on accusations related to the blasphemy law. The same letter was sent to the prime minister.
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Document Communiqué on peace and security in Asia
Church and ecumenical leaders from Asia gathered at the Bangkok Christian Guest House in Thailand from 2 to 5 August 2011, on the invitation of the WCC and CCA, to address emerging concerns in Asia, with a thematic focus on Peace and Security in Asia: Ecumenical Responses.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy