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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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Forced Displacement, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Middle East
Statement by the WCC Executive Committee, meeting in Paralimni, Cyprus, 21-26 November 2014
Minute on racial tensions in the United States of America
Reaction to the decision of the Grand Jury not to indict in the case of the killing of Michael Brown
Statement on Jerusalem synagogue attack
Statement from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressing concer over attack on Israeli worshippers at Jerusalem synagogue.
Edna Palmer
A tribute to Edna Palmer, a Presbyterian ecumenist from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. She died on 8 November 2014.
David Goodbourn
Tribute to Dr David Goodbourn from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit. Goodbourn died on 9 November 2014.
Condolence letter on death of David Philpot
Condolence letter from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on death of Rev. David Philpot, WCC executive secretary for scholarships in 1980s, addressed to his daughter Anne Wanjie.
Christmas Message 2014
Christmas Message 2014 from the WCC general secretary
Nathan Söderblom anniversary
Message from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to Archbishop Antje Jackelén of the Church of Sweden at the occasion of 100 years anniversary of the consecration of Nathan Söderblom as Archbishop of Uppsala.
Greetings to the EKD Synod in Dresden, Germany
Greetings to the EKD Synod, held from 9–12 November, in Dresden, Germany by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered by Father Dr Daniel Buda.
Letter to the Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan
Letter to Dr Jonathan Goodluck, the president of Nigeria, about the 200 abducted young women. This is the second letter to the president since Rev. Tveit's first letter on May 5, 2014.
Letter to the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria about abducted young women
Letter to Dr Jonathan Goodluck, the president of Nigeria, about the 200 abducted young women. This is the second letter to the president since Rev. Tveit's first letter on May 5, 2014.
Statement about attacks on Nigerian churches
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's statement expressing dismay over attacks on Nigerian churches.
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 Deir 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 Deir 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.