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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):

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.
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.
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
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.