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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 Water crisis in Palestine
Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
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.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
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 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 Message on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Statement by Rev. Chris Ferguson, WCC representative to the UN, "on behalf of the international community of civil society"
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document To Middle East negotiators in Washington, D.C.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has sent a message to the Middle East negotiators in Washington to stress the concerns of Palestinian Christians.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters