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The term "WCC document" applies to texts of many different types and levels of institutional authority. Many hundreds of such texts are available on our websites.

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Black Lives Matter!
As part of the WCC Central Committee’s plenary session on the pilgrimage of justice and peace, Rev. Waltrina Middleton offered these remarks.
Report of the Executive Committee, June 2016
The Executive Committee's report to the WCC Central Committee
A Fellowship of Hope
Report of the General Secretary
Moderator's Address to WCC Central Committee
Moderator's Address to WCC Central Committee
Have no Fear
Statement from the Lunteren Ecumenical Conference by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN)
Exhibition: Israel and Palestine
Exhibition panels on the WCC activities for peace in Palestine and Israel.
Creation Is Not For Sale
Climate Change speech in Wittenberg
Knowing risks curbs fear
Opening address at the conference "Have no fear", Lunteren, by: Anders Wejryd, WCC president for Europe
Water in a sustainable future
Statement from the 11th Assembly of the European Christian Environmental Network
Commemoration and prayer, 40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto
Commemoration and prayer, 40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto 16.06.1976
40 years after the Student Uprising in Soweto, 16 June 1976
WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit was one of the keynote speakers along with government representatives and church leaders at the commemoration of the Soweto Uprising.
Statement from the Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Consultation
Statement by the participants of the consultation organized by the WCC and the South African Council of Churches.
David Barstow, EMPACT Africa on stigma and discrimination
Intervention by David Barstow, EMPACT Africa, on the UN Panel on Stigma and Discrimination, during the United Nations High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.
Condolencias por Federico Pagura
Spanish version of the letter from WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina on the passing of Bishop Emeritus Federico Pagura.
Condolences on the death of Federico Pagura
English version of the condolence letter sent by WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina.
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Consultation
Welcome message by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, at the consultation organized by the WCC and the South African Council of Churches.
Call to Action from Faith Communities
At an interfaith prayer service on the eve of a UN High Level Meeting on AIDS, people from diverse faith communities issued a call to action to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
An invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Brochure with impulses for reflection on pilgrimage, justice and peace, and pilgrim spirituality.
Biblical Reflection on Child Rights
This biblical reflection by Tiffany Tao and Ruthi Hoffman Hanchett (World Vision Child Development and Rights) examines child rights from a Christian perspective, using the Exodus story of God’s people in Egypt.
An ecumenical spirituality for advocacy
Reflection during the Morning Prayer in the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, 30 May 2016, by Rev. Dr Hielke Wolters, associate general secretary, WCC.