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Document Greetings to the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin
Speech of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the DIAKONIA 21st World Assembly in Berlin, Germany on 1 July addressing the theme “Diaconia – Healing and Wholeness for the World”.
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Document Larnaca Declaration
Poor and oppressed people, who are at the margins of the world's concern, should be at the centre of Christian service, insisted the 300 participants in the 1986 global ecumenical consultation on interchurch aid in Larnaca, Cyprus. Diakonia, they said, is "liberating and transforming, suffering and empowering". Christian service cannot be separated from the struggle for justice and peace; therefore, advocacy, solidarity and sharing of skills are as essential to diakonia as the giving of money.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
Document Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
(Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land". (Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Communiqué of the International Conference on Peace and Security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 27-29 May 2015, 75 participants gathered in Geneva for an international conference on peace and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the invitation of the World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Reflection by Jørgen Thomsen, DanChurchAid, at WCC Round Table Meeting 2012
"God of life – lead us to Justice and Peace" Reflection for Prayer at WCC Round Table Meeting , 10 May 2012
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Reflections on the assembly theme
Document United Nations Advocacy Week 2010 Prayers
The Sixth United Nations Advocacy Week focused on the Palestine - Israel conflict and the situation in Nigeria. The meetings started every day with prayer in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on the Beatitudes (Mathews 5: 1-11) in connection with the themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC).
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Comment on Iran nuclear agreement
WCC general secretary's public comment on Iran nuclear agreement
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Invitation to World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
Letter from WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to member churches and Central Committee members, inviting their participation in the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel.
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Document 2017 prayer for peaceful reunification by KCF and NCCK and additional liturgical material
Each year, Christians are invited to join in a prayer for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. Prepared by the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF), the prayer is traditionally used on the Sunday before 15 August every year.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document 1991 Urgent Appeal to the Leaders of the World by the Heads of the Christian Communities of the Holy Land
From Jerusalem, the City of Peace, we, the Heads of the Christian Communities of the Holy Land, address this urgent appeal to you.
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