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Document WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary)
This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peace Process
He has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. (Ephesians 2.14)
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document Launch of Seven Weeks for Water 2016
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Sermons
Document Concern over violence in Gaza
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemns attacks by the Israeli military on the civilian population in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets by militants from Gaza to Israel.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Palestinian Prisoners Day: A call to churches worldwide to pray and act for justice
Issued by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, on 17 April 2014.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document APRODEV statement on reconnecting Gaza to West Bank
Statement from APRODEV, an association of European development agencies related to the World Council of Churches, urging the European Union to develop a long-term strategy to reconnect Gaza to the West Bank, issued in Brussels on 12 March 2014.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Concern over Israeli law on the status of Arab Christian citizens
Statement from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the WCC general secretary, expressing concern about the law passed by the Israeli Knesset on 24 February 2014.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Statement on Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
A statement issued by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches at the international and ecumenical conference on "Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East" from 21 – 25 May 2013 at the Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, Lebanon.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Concern on escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel
WCC GS deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Congratulations to Barack Obama
Congratulatory letter from the WCC general secretary to US president Barack Obama upon his re-election
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters