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Document Letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq
An open letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, soliciting prayers for the Christians, the church communities and all the suffering people on the Plain of Nineveh in northern Iraq, as well as the surrounding region. Reports in recent days have confirmed the forced displacement and indiscriminate killing of Christians, Yazidis, and members of other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Iraq as the result of military attacks by the “Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS).
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Statement on the Gaza crisis
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document International Ecumenical Consultation on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
convened by the WCC August 6-7, 2001 - Geneva, Switzerland
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany
Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Report on an international consultation on "Christians and Muslims in dialogue and beyond"
An international consultation on "Christians and Muslims in Dialogue and Beyond" took place in Geneva, 16-18 October 2002, hosted by the World Council of Churches. It brought together representatives of major international Muslim and Christian organisations, scholars and people active in the work of local Christian and Muslim communities.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation / Interreligious trust and respect
Document Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The WCC Central Committee called on the Israeli government to freeze and begin to dismantle settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. It also encouraged a commitment to non-violence and peace negotiations, and reiterated the need for an international boycott of products and services from settlements.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Negotiations should end the conflict and bring political transition in Syria
Negotiations should end the conflict and bring political transition in Syria, urged the World Council of Churches and Pax Christi International in a joint statement issued 15 March.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Pursuing peace and strengthening presence: The Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land
At a first-ever summit of churches in the USA and the Holy Land, in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on 19-20 April 2016, participants issued a peace statement on the theological and ethical urgency for a just peace in the Holy Land.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Statement on the storming of a Gaza-bound vessel
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Document Statement affirming the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements