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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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Statement on the Forced Displacement Crisis
The WCC Central Committee calls for more concerted and coordinated international action to resolve the root causes of forcible displacement of people.
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)
Minute on Human Rights Situation in West Papua
The conflict in Tanah Papua (West Papua) has cost the lives of thousands of people since the late 1960s.
Statement on Religion and Violence
The WCC Central Committee encourages the study and adoption of the principles and practices of active non-violence, as the most legitimate and appropriate means of countering discrimination and oppression and of breaking the cycle of violence.
Principles and Tools for Child-friendly Churches
Jointly published by the WCC and UNICEF
A Call for Solidarity and Action for Puerto Rico
The WCC expresses its solidarity with Puerto Rico as it faces a serious financial and economic crisis and currently has a debt of more than US$70 billion that it cannot afford to repay.
Minute on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling
The WCC Central Committee encourages its member churches to be attentive to peoples and organisations working to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling, particularly in their struggle against organised crime.
Statement on outcome of UK referendum on EU membership
The WCC Central Committee invites all member churches to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for religious, political and community leaders in the UK, in Europe and around the world
Greeting to the Holy and Great Synod
The moderator, vice-moderators and general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) conveyed greetings from the WCC Central Committee to leaders of Eastern Orthodox churches
Susan Durber presentation at Unity Plenary
WCC Central Committee Meeting, 24 June 2016 Unity Plenary, Rev. Dr. Susan Durber presentsation
Resolution on outcome of the Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Reconciliation Processes and Indigenous Peoples
Truth, Healing and Transformation, 20-21 June 2016
Identity Politics is not a Fatality
Middle East Plenary Speech by Dr Tarek Mitri
Statement on Colombian Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement
The WCC Central Committee welcomes the news of the historic bilateral ceasefire agreement concluded by the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
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