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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.

List of documents by publication date (most recent documents on top):

Concern over Asia Bibi case
Statement from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit over over recent decision on Asia Bibi case.
Greetings to Hindus on the occasion of Diwali
Greetings from the WCC general secretray Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to Hindus on the occasion of Diwali.
Speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly 2014
WCC general secretray's speech for the ACT Alliance Assembly held from 21-24 October 2014 in Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic.
Condemning attacks on Holy Martyrs Church of Der Zor
Letter from WCC general secretary to Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia and Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, condemning attacks on the sacred sanctuary of the Holy Martyrs Church of Der Zor, Syria.
Rosh Ha-Shanah greetings to members of the Jewish community
A message on Jewish New Year "Rosh Ha-Shanah" from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for the members of the Jewish community.
Interfaith statement on climate change
The statement produced at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change 2014, presented to the deputy-secretary general of the UN, Jan Eliasson. The Interfaith Summit on Climate Change was hosted by the WCC and Religions for Peace in New York.
Message for World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel 2014
Message from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary for the World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, 22 to 28 September, calling for prayers, action and advocacy for justice and peace in Palestine Israel.
Communique from EDAN Peru meeting
Communique from seminars and workshops held between 6 to 9 September by Coalition EDAN-MUR, representing Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network in Latin America and Urban and Rural Mission (MUR) of Peru, in Lima and Chiclayo.
Oral intervention Special Session on Iraq
Oral intervention - Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Human Rights Situation in Iraq Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the WCC on 1 September 2014.
Statement for UNHRC special session on Iraq
Statement by the WCC's Commission of Churches on International Affairs for the UN Human Rights Council's special session on the human rights situation in Iraq, held on 1 September 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Jeune Genevois programme
Programme for Jeûne genevois (the annual Geneva day of fasting) - public event for local communities to be held on 11 September at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
Concern and support for justice: Michael Brown
Letter from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis calling for an end to conflict in the aftermath of “the tragic killing by a police officer of Michael Brown, an unarmed eighteen-year-old African American man, and the dangerous escalation of violence in the several days following.”
Condolence on death of Samuel Isaac
Condolence letter from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to Mrs Prema Isaac, Mr Paul Isaac and Mr Andrew Isaac, on the death of Samuel Isaac, deputy director of the WCC’s former Commission on Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service.
CCIA reports 2010-13
This volume contains important documents on the WCC involvement in international affairs through various actions of public witness during the period 2010-2013.
International Memorial Day for the “Comfort Women”
Message from Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan - War & Women's Human Rights Museum on International Memorial Day for the “Comfort Women”.
CCIA reports 2007-09
This volume contains important documents on the WCC involvement in international affairs through various actions of public witness during the period 2007-2009.
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).
Letter to the UN Secretary General on Iraq
Open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, expressing concern over the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic groups being killed and forced to flee from their ancestral land in Iraq by radical combatants from the so-called “Islamic State”.
Condolence Letter to Rev. Christoph Anders re Martin Blocher
Liberian Council of Churches Message of Solidarity Regarding Ebola