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Document Statement by WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit on resumption of Cyprus talks
The WCC and its member churches around the world warmly welcome the resumption on 15 May 2015 of negotiations between the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.
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Document Statement on the Encyclical Laudato Si’
Statement by the WCC general secretary on the Encyclical Letter "Laudato Si’" of Pope Francis on care for our common home
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Document Statement on refugees in Europe
WCC statement on refugees in Europe, calling for responsibility for and support to the refugees in Europe.
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Document Statement on agreement between Colombian government and FARC
Statement by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on the announcement of an agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC revolutionary force .
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Document Statement calling for an end to foreign military interventions in Syria
WCC statement calling for an end to foreign military interventions in Syria
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Document Meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill for unity and peace
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit welcomes the meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill in Cuba as an historic ecumenical event, and very timely in the context of the conflicts and crises currently causing so much suffering in the world.
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Document Air strike on Syrian refugee camp
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemns the air strike targetting the Kammouneh Syrian refugee camp, which is reported to have killed at least 28 people.
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Document Statement on events at Ben Gurion International Airport, 29 April-2 May 2016
After traveling to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv for a climate justice meeting, WCC staff and partners were detained or deported in a manner that WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit terms both unprecedented and intolerable.
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Document Statement on the current situation in Aleppo, Syria
Statement on the current situation in Aleppo, Syria, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 4 December, 2016.
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Document Statement on attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria
Statemtent by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria, April 2017.
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