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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 After Mandela
Opening statement by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) held in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on 16 December 2013.
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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
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Document In rememberance of Nelson Mandela
Address by the moderator of the WCC Central Committee, Dr Agnes Aboum, at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) held in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on 16 December 2013.
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Document Responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa
The purpose of this study initiated by WCC/EHAIA is to review the responses of the churches to HIV and AIDS in South Africa within the context of the country and its peoples.
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Document Statement from the Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Consultation
Statement by the participants of the consultation organized by the WCC and the South African Council of Churches.
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Document Aide Memoire from the Global Consultation on Genetics, New Biotechnologies and the Ministry of the Church
Aide Memoire summarizing the discussions at a 2-5 December Global Consultation on Genetics and New Biotechnologies held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants stated that "the creativity of science needs to serve the common good" and alerted about the risk of biotechnology leading to "increased dependency and threat to biodiversity". "Communities can be devastated by the intrusion of genetically modified seeds and bio-piracy", participants said. They recognized the "need for dialogue with scientists", so as to move "beyond a reactive mode", and called for the "restoration of the churches' prophetic voices and public witness in the growing debate regarding the ethical use of genetics and biotechnologies".
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Science, technology, ethics
Document Statement on xenophobic attacks in South Africa
During recent days, we have seen numerous tragic expressions of the special vulnerability of migrants and migrant workers. The 28 Ethiopian migrant workers reportedly executed by ISIS in Libya, the hundreds of deaths on the Mediterranean Sea, and the xenophobic violence and killings of migrant workers in South Africa are only the most recent illustrations of the threats against people engaged in the simple and universal human search for a better life for themselves and their families – often driven to perilous risk by desperation, conflict and oppression in their home countries.
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Document Statement of the ecumenical caucus to the WCAR
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Document Disability and globalization, Johannesburg, South Africa
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