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Document Reflections on female genital mutilation
Charity Concert with Global Alliance against Female Genital Mutilation
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
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 Changing social and economic context (Ecumenical conversations)
"Changing social and economic context" : Poverty threatens life and human dignity. It is not a destiny, but the very result of the methods and structures of wealth creation and distribution of wealth in individual societies and worldwide. Inequality increases not by accident, but by the way economic and political processes are structured and function. Poverty undermines the very basis of life of billions of children, women and men who are denied not only the benefits of growing wealth, but even of access to basic necessities of life.
Located in Resources / / 3. Preparatory and background documents / Ecumenical conversations
Document EDAN women's conference in Johannesburg
An EDAN conference on "violence against women and children with disabilities" was held from 27 February to 2 March 2013 in Johannesburg.
Located in Resources / / People with disabilities / Statements
Document GEN 14 Aide memoire World Council of Churches and human sexuality
This paper is a development of a draft prepared by Alan Falconer and Martin Robra to describe the ethos of the Padares at the Eighth General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Harare (1998). It continues to be the underlying understanding for the deliberative sessions of the WCC Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2005 / Reports and Documents
Document Statement from the men gathered for the WCC Women’s and Men’s Pre-assembly
A statement by the men of the first WCC Women’s and Men’s Pre-assembly to express their gratitude to women who enabled them to better understand the pain and injustice of patriarchy and gender inequality and commitment to stand in solidarity with movements for gender justice.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Pre-assembly documents
Document Service on gender-based violence in the DRC
Order of service for morning prayers held at the Ecumenical Centre during an International Conference on Peace and Security in the Democratic Republic Of Congo (DRC).
Located in Resources / / Spiritual Life / Prayer for Everyone
Document Poem related to SDG5 Gender Equality
By Rev. Ruth Bottoms. (In.: Come Holy Spirit, heal and reconcile! Report of the WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, Athens, Greece, May 2005, p. 234-235.)
Located in Resources / / Spiritual Life / Prayer for Everyone
Document Statement presented to the media by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on behalf of the Ecumenical Caucus
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Prayer service: NoXcuses for Violence Against Women and Girls
Order of service for Monday morning prayers at the Ecumenical Centre focusing on the theme of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2014: NoXcuses for Violence Against Women and Girls!
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC programmes