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Document 200th anniversary of the University of Oslo
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, spoke at the University of Oslo in the context of a series of presentations on justice, peace and the role of religion in global perspective marking the university's 200th anniversary.
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Document Advent message to the churches and Christian communities of Jerusalem
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
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 At the closing of the WCC United Nations Advocacy Week 2010
Sermon by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, at the closing day of the United Nations Advocacy Week, 27 September - 1 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Document Bern Perspective
Final document of the International theological conference "Promised Land" hosted by the Swiss Protestant Federation and the Reformed Churches in Bern-Jura-Solothurn. The encounter took place as part of the WCC Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum, an inter-church advocacy initiative. The 85 participants came from Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Church leaders in Jerusalem urge World Churches and all Christians to advocate for peace
Message from Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
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Document Comments on the killing of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin
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Document Concern on escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel
WCC GS deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Gaza and Israel
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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.
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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.
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