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Document Statement on the Millenium Development Goals
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization
Document A Call for Solidarity and Action for Puerto Rico
The WCC expresses its solidarity with Puerto Rico as it faces a serious financial and economic crisis and currently has a debt of more than US$70 billion that it cannot afford to repay.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response
With this letter issued at its Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, the WCC reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document AIDS and the Churches
Adopted by the WCC Executive Committee’s at its meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland 15-19 September 1986
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / 1986
Document World Trade Game
The World Trade Game was initially developed in the 1990s by Action Aid, the global anti-poverty development organization. Its strength is its simplicity. Six groups of players represent two rich, two middle-income and two poor countries and each group has different resources and technological potential. National resources are represented as paper whilst technology becomes scissors, pens, rulers, etc. They manufacture shapes from paper, trade the shapes for money through a commodity trader and may also trade amongst themselves in raw materials (paper), technology (scissors, ruler, etc), skills and labour.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document VIII. Statement on the financial crisis
Statement on the current financial and economic crisis, with a focus on Greece, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / Kolympari, 2012 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement ahead of COP17 in Durban 2011
Ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, 28 November - 10 December 2011 (UNFCCC COP17), the WCC general secretary, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse-Tveit, reiterates the WCC call for climate justice.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis
Statement from the WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe.
Located in Resources / / Mission from the margins / Migration
Document Solidarity with workers in Iceland
In a letter to the Bishop of Iceland, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed the solidarity of the ecumenical fellowship with Iceland protests against taxation that serves the already affluent.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Sustainable Development and the Future of Work in the Context of the Jubilee of Mercy
Speech delivered by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a global seminar in Rome organized by the International Labour Organization, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Caritas Internationalis.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches