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Document Gilo settlement expansion
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document UN membership application of Palestine
In a statement published on Wednesday 28 September 2011 in Geneva, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said that the WCC and its member churches were watching to see if peace and justice would be served in how the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly process the application of Palestine to become a full member state of the UN.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Understanding the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine
These questions and answers explain the background of the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine adopted by the WCC Central Committee in February 2005.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
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 Church leaders in Jerusalem urge World Churches and all Christians to advocate for peace
Message from Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Resolution on the United States of America's Veto against the UN Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli Settlements in the Palestinian Territories
Adopted by the WCC Central Committee at its meeting in February 2011.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The WCC Central Committee called on the Israeli government to freeze and begin to dismantle settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. It also encouraged a commitment to non-violence and peace negotiations, and reiterated the need for an international boycott of products and services from settlements.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document GEN/PUB 5 Second report of the Public Issues committee
Table of contents: Introduction Minute on economic measures for peace in Israel/Palestine Human rights and languages of indigenous peoples Countries affected by the tsunami International Criminal Court Detainees held at Guantanamo Bay Iraq crisis: enhancing peace, accountability and the rule of law Practising hospitality in an era of new forms of migration
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2005 / Reports and Documents
Document Annapolis Meeting: Letter to US, Israeli and Palestinian authorities
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters