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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):

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
WCC statement on the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
It was nearly 70 years ago on 6 and 9 August 1945 that the atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These are tragedies that are to be remembered and must never happen again, Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate and acting general secretary of the WCC, said.
Statement on Gaza
Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza.
Solidarity message for Dutch churches over Malaysia Airlines disaster
Message of solidarity to the WCC member churches in the Netherlands over Malaysia Airlines disaster by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia.
A tragic exodus of the Christian community from Mosul
A tragic exodus of the Christian community from Mosul: Statement and call for solidarity from Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary.
The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today
Keynote speech: The Healing Ministry of The Churches Today By Prof. Isabel Apawo Phiri, Associate General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, World Council of Churches (WCC) at the international symposium on “Christian Responses to Global Health and Development” - 50 years after “Tübingen I” German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) 26 - 29 June 2014
A call to health and healing: Declaration Tübingen III
A call to health and healing - Declaration Tübingen III from the participants of the Symposium “Christian Responses to Health and Development” held at the German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM), Tübingen, Germany, from 26 – 28 June 2014.
Condolences on death of Bishop Vinton Anderson
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's letter of condolence on death of Bishop Vinton Anderson to the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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.
An Invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
The WCC 2013 Busan assembly invited Christians and people of good will everywhere to join in a pilgrimage of justice and peace. The WCC Central Committee calls all people to engage their God-given gifts in transforming actions, together.
Report of the Governance and Nominations Committee
Report concerning the membership of WCC governing and consultative bodies as well as by laws, among other issues, as approved by the WCC Central Committee.
Report of the Communications Committee
The communications committee has considered its mandate and seeks to respond in the following manner...
Report of the Finance Policy Committee
In recommending financial policies, the committee has aimed to ensure that the principles bear witness to our values of stewardship, accountability and economy of life, so that the policies may help us live out the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Statement on the state of human rights in Eritrea
Adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Report of the Programme Committee
The main task of the PC is to provide general guidelines and direction for the programme work of the WCC