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Title EffectiveDate document_type Description
Reformation in our world today: Ecumenical Conversation by Dr Agnes Abuom Moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee 04 August 2017 Lecture - Speech Reformation in our world today: Ecumenical Conversation Dr Agnes Abuom Moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee Talking Points shared at a seminar during St Olav’s Festival in July 2017
International Peace Consultations, Berlin 2016 01 October 2016 Lecture - Speech How to become a Just Peace Church – Social Change and the Renewal of the Churches through the Spirit of a Just Peace. By Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee.
Speech by Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, 1 October 2016 01 October 2016 Lecture - Speech Speech by Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee, on 1 October 2016.
Presentation by Dr Agnes Abuom, 30 September 2016 30 September 2016 Lecture - Speech Presentation by Dr Agnes Abuom, 30 September 2016.
Staffing: Election of Deputy General Secretaries 30 June 2016 Report Staffing: Election of Deputy General Secretaries
Report of the Programme Committee 30 June 2016 Report Report of the Programme Committee
Report of the Policy Reference Committee 30 June 2016 Report Report of the Policy Reference Committee
Report of the Communications Committee, Transformation and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 30 June 2016 Report Report of the Communications Committee, Transformation and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Report of the Governance and Nominations Committee 30 June 2016 Report Adopted by the WCC Central Committee in Trondheim, Norway.
The Gift of Being 28 June 2016 Report Called to Be a Church of All and for All
Sermon Closing Prayer 28 June 2016 Sermon By Metropolitan Dr Mor Geevarghese Coorilos, India.
Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response 28 June 2016 Pastoral letter With this letter issued at its Central Committee meeting in Trondheim, the WCC reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
Statement on the Forced Displacement Crisis 28 June 2016 Statement: public statement 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 28 June 2016 Statement: public statement He has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. (Ephesians 2.14)
Minute on Human Rights Situation in West Papua 28 June 2016 Statement: minute The conflict in Tanah Papua (West Papua) has cost the lives of thousands of people since the late 1960s.
Statement on Religion and Violence 28 June 2016 Statement: public statement 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.
A Call for Solidarity and Action for Puerto Rico 27 June 2016 Statement: public statement 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 27 June 2016 Statement: minute 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 27 June 2016 Statement: public statement 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 26 June 2016 Message 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 26 June 2016 Lecture - Speech 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 25 June 2016 Statement: public statement Truth, Healing and Transformation, 20-21 June 2016
Identity Politics is not a Fatality 25 June 2016 Lecture - Speech Middle East Plenary Speech by Dr Tarek Mitri
Statement on Colombian Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement 25 June 2016 Statement: public statement 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! 23 June 2016 Lecture - Speech As part of the WCC Central Committee’s plenary session on the pilgrimage of justice and peace, Rev. Waltrina Middleton offered these remarks.
Opening Sermon 22 June 2016 Sermon By Bishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada
Report of the Executive Committee, June 2016 22 June 2016 Report The Executive Committee's report to the WCC Central Committee
Peacemakers for Life 05 August 2015 Sermon Sermon for Joint Anglican-Catholic Peace Memorial Service by Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, vice-moderator of the WCC Central Committee and head of WCC delegation of Church Leaders Pilgrimage to Japan on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings.
An Invitation to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 08 July 2014 Message 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 08 July 2014 Report 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 08 July 2014 Report The communications committee has considered its mandate and seeks to respond in the following manner...
Report of the Finance Policy Committee 08 July 2014 Report 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 08 July 2014 Statement: public statement Adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Report of the Programme Committee 07 July 2014 Report The main task of the PC is to provide general guidelines and direction for the programme work of the WCC
Report of the Policy Reference Committee 07 July 2014 Report The PRC reviewed the Moderator’s Address, Report of the General Secretary, of the Executive Committee, of the Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration, Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace, Evaluation of the 10th Assembly, Membership Matters, etc.
Statement towards a Nuclear-free World 07 July 2014 Statement: public statement Statement towards a nuclear free world, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine 07 July 2014 Statement: public statement Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Statement on the Re-interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution 07 July 2014 Statement: public statement Statement on the Re-interpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq 07 July 2014 Statement: public statement Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
List of WCC Executive Committee members as elected 21 November 2013 Report List of members of the WCC Executive Committee as elected by the Central Committee during their meeting in Busan in November 2013.
Report on Public Issues 04 September 2012 Report WCC Central Committee Kolympari, Crete, 28 August - 5 September
VIII. Statement on the financial crisis 04 September 2012 S Statement on the current financial and economic crisis, with a focus on Greece, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
VII. Minute on reconciliation and peace building in Myanmar 04 September 2012 Minute on churches’ participation in reconciliation and peace building amidst ethnic conflicts in Myanmar adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
VI. Minute on the unlawful detention of Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid 04 September 2012 Statement: minute Minute on the unlawful detention of Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid and Metropolitan of Skopje of the Serbian Orthodox Church, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
V. Minute of support for the Indigenous Peoples of Australia 04 September 2012 S Minute of support for the Indigenous Peoples of Australia, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
IV. Statement on the Marikana-Lonmin Massacre in South Africa 04 September 2012 S Statement on the Marikana-Lonmin Massacre in South Africa, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
III. Statement on crisis in Syria 04 September 2012 S Statement on the crisis in Syria adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
II. Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan 04 September 2012 Statement: public statement Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
I. Statement on re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on UN List of Countries to be Decolonized 04 September 2012 S Statement on the re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on the United Nations List of Countries to be Decolonized, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
General secretary's report 29 August 2012 Report God of life, lead us to justice and peace - The WCC general secretary placed his report to the Central Committee under the theme of the WCC 10th Assembly.
Moderator's Address 29 August 2012 SIGNS OF A WAY FORWARD
Opening service: Reflection by Sofie Petersen 28 August 2012 L Reflection by Bishop Sofie Petersen, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark
Opening service: Reflection by Simon Dossou 28 August 2012 L Reflection by Rev. Dr Simon Kossi Dossou, Protestant Methodist Church of Benin
Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS 23 February 2011 S The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS.
Statement on the Right to Water and Sanitation 22 February 2011 S The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on water as a human right.
Resolution on the United States of America's Veto against the UN Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli Settlements in the Palestinian Territories 22 February 2011 Adopted by the WCC Central Committee at its meeting in February 2011.
Resolution on the escalation of violence in Libya 22 February 2011 S On the final morning of its proceedings the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee adopted a resolution concerning the escalating violence in Libya condemning the use of force on all sides and calling for the respect for human rights of all people in Libya.
Minute on the Rights of Migrants and Migrant Workers 22 February 2011 Statement: minute approved by the WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011
Statement on the Situation of Indigenous Peoples of Australia 22 February 2011 Statement: public statement The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on Indigenous Peoples in Australia.
Statement on the Situation in Colombia 22 February 2011 S The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on Colombia.
Minute on the Presence and Witness of Christians in the Middle East 22 February 2011 S The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Minute on Christians in the Middle East.
Statement on sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo 02 September 2009 S
Statement on just finance and the economy of life 02 September 2009 S
Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 02 September 2009 Statement: public statement The WCC Central Committee called on the Israeli government to freeze and begin to dismantle settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. It also encouraged a commitment to non-violence and peace negotiations, and reiterated the need for an international boycott of products and services from settlements.
Statement on eco-justice and ecological debt 02 September 2009 Statement: public statement The Central Committee of the WCC recognizes the need for a drastic transformation at all levels in life and society in order to end the ecological indebtedness and restoring right relationships between peoples and between people and the earth.
Statement on caste-based discrimination 02 September 2009 S
Minute on the situation facing the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma 02 September 2009 S
Minute on the responsibility of churches for communities enduring anti-Christian violence 02 September 2009
Report on Public Issues 02 September 2009 S
Report of the moderator 02 September 2009 R This is the Report of the moderator t the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Report of the member churches on the 2002 accounts 02 September 2009 R Excerpt from the Financial Report 2002 Report to the member churches on the 2002 accounts presented at the WCC central committee, 2003
Report of the Core Group of the Assembly Planning Committee 02 September 2009 R Report of the Core Group of the Assembly Planning Committee presented at the WCC Central Committee , 2003
Programme Committee - Annotated Agenda 02 September 2009
Policy Reference Committee I - Proposed Annotated Agenda 02 September 2009 P The Policy Reference Committee I deals with certain matters as the reports of the Moderator, the General Secretary and the Officers of the Central Committee and the assembly theme.
Orthodox Participation in the World Council of Churches 02 September 2009 R Report of the Steering Committee of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the World Council of Churches presented before the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Membership of Central and Executive Committee 02 September 2009 R New members of the Central and Executive Committee following the resignation of prior members. List was presented at the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Diakonia & Development and Justice, Peace & Creation 02 September 2009 R Membership of Commissions-Diakonia & Development and Justice, Peace & Creation
Statement on the misuse of the Blasphemy Law and the security of religious minorities in Pakistan 01 September 2009 S
Statement on the Darfur crisis in the context of Sudan 01 September 2009 R
Statement of hope in a year of opportunity: seeking a nuclear-weapon-free world 01 September 2009 S
Progress report of the study on genocide in the context of the "Darfur Crisis" 01 September 2009 R APPENDIX to the WCC Central Committee statement on the Darfur crisis in the context of Sudan
Minute on the right of conscientious objection to military service 01 September 2009 S
Bible study on reconciliation among religions 28 August 2009 L Bible Study by the Right Reverend Duleep de Chickera, Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the WCC Central Committee, which met from 26 August to 2 September 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Bible study on reconciliatory leadership 27 August 2009 L Bible Study by the Right Reverend Duleep de Chickera, Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the WCC Central Committee, which met from 26 August to 2 September 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Statement on South Asia 02 July 2009 S The situation in the South Asia region poses a major threat to world peace. WCC's Central Committee statement on South Asia.
Report of the General Secretary 20 February 2008 Report To the WCC Central Committee
Statement on the crisis in Pakistan 20 February 2008 S
Statement on the crisis in Kenya and the churches' response 20 February 2008 S
Statement on democratic electoral processes 20 February 2008 S
Statement on cluster munitions 20 February 2008 S
Minute on our religious imperative to foster sensitivity and reconciliation in shifting society 20 February 2008 S
Minute on global warming and climate change 20 February 2008 S
Minute on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip 20 February 2008 S
Address of the Moderator 13 February 2008 Address by moderator Rev. Dr Walter Altmann to the WCC Central Committee at its February 2008 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
Environmental Justice for All 17 November 2006 S
Punishing the victims of persecution: Churches speak out on detention 05 October 2006 S
Report of the Nominations Committee (adopted) 06 September 2006 R
Report of the general secretary 06 September 2006 R
Report of the Finance Committee (adopted) 06 September 2006 R
Proposal to establish a WCC Youth Body 06 September 2006 P
Projects Overview, Programme Plans 2007-2013 06 September 2006 R
Procedures for dealing with public issues 06 September 2006 P
Preliminary Financial Report 06 September 2006 R
Organizational Structure for the Work of the World Council of Churches 06 September 2006 P
Nominations for Consultative Bodies (adopted) 06 September 2006 P
Membership matters 06 September 2006 P
Joint Report of the Programme and Policy Reference Committees (adopted) 06 September 2006 R
Integration of Consultative Bodies 06 September 2006 P
Final Report of the Public Issues Committee (adopted) 06 September 2006 Report
Assembly evaluation 06 September 2006 R
Actions on public issues 06 September 2006 P
Actions on public issues (additional) 06 September 2006 R
Programme plans 2007-2013 - Summary 06 September 2006 B
Churches' Compassionate Response to HIV and AIDS 06 September 2006 R
Statement on plight of children in conflicts, with focus on Northern Uganda 06 September 2006
Report on Public Issues 06 September 2006 Report Statement on plight of children in conflicts with focus on Northern Uganda; Statement on Just Trade; Statement on churches' compassionate response to HIV and AIDS;
Statement on the War in Lebanon and Northern Israel, and Ecumenical 06 September 2006 A
Minute on Kosovo 06 September 2006 Statement: minute WCC Central Committee, Geneva, 30 August-6 September 2006
Statement on extra-judicial killings in the Philippines 06 September 2006 S
Minute on Sudan 06 September 2006 Statement: minute WCC Central Committee, Geneva, 30 August-6 September 2006
Just Trade 06 September 2006 S
Sermon given at morning prayer 06 September 2006 S Sermon given at the morning prayer of the WCC Central Committee meeting 2006
The Right to Education in Pakistan 21 April 2006 S
Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in 21 April 2006 S
Civil and Political Rights, including questions of torture and detention; 21 April 2006 S
The situation of human rights in Papua, Indonesia 09 March 2006 R
The human rights situation in Papua, Indonesia 03 March 2006 S
Statement on UN Reform 24 February 2006 R
Vulnerable Populations at Risk - the Responsibility to Protect 23 February 2006 S
Statement on Latin America 23 February 2006 A
Statement on Water for Life 23 February 2006
Statement on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights 23 February 2006 S
Minute on Mutual Respect, Responsibility and Dialogue with People of other Faiths 23 February 2006 S
Expression of compassion with all the victims of Hurricane Katrina 01 September 2005 M
The World Council of Churches pays tribute to Pope John Paul II 03 April 2005 T
Stewards statement: "God, in Your grace, let youth transform the world!" 22 February 2005 S
PLEN 2 Plenary outline: Ecumenical Conversation on contemporary ethical challenges: human sexuality 22 February 2005 R
PLEN 1.1 Otin Taai(1) Declaration. The Pacific Churches' Consultation on Climate Change" (March 2004) 22 February 2005 R
PLEN 1 Plenary on Pacific 22 February 2005 R
INF 4 Hearings 22 February 2005 R
INF 3 Sub-committees of Central Committee 22 February 2005 R
INF 2 Provisional list of participants 22 February 2005 R
INF 1 General information for all participants 22 February 2005 R
In Memoriam 22 February 2005 R
GEN/PUB 5 Second report of the Public Issues committee 22 February 2005 Table of contents: Introduction Minute on economic measures for peace in Israel/Palestine Human rights and languages of indigenous peoples Countries affected by the tsunami International Criminal Court Detainees held at Guantanamo Bay Iraq crisis: enhancing peace, accountability and the rule of law Practising hospitality in an era of new forms of migration
GEN/FIN 4 Report of the Finance Committee 22 February 2005 R
GEN/FIN 1 Annotated Agenda 22 February 2005 R
GEN 9.1 Membership matters: Amendments to the Constitution and Rules 22 February 2005 R
GEN 9 membership matters: Membership applications 22 February 2005
GEN 8 Report on the Pre-Assembly Programme Evaluation 22 February 2005 R
GEN 6 Programme Highlights 2004 22 February 2005 R
GEN 5.2 Report on delegation nominations 22 February 2005 R
GEN 5.1 Report on the Assembly business agenda 22 February 2005 R
GEN 5 Report of the Assembly Planning Committee (APC) 22 February 2005 Report The Assembly Planning Committee (APC) met in Porto Alegre from 9-14 November 2004.
GEN 4.5 Constitution and rules of the World Council of Churches 22 February 2005 R
GEN 4.4 Manual for Conduct of Meetings of the World Council of Churches 22 February 2005 R
GEN 4.2 A New Rule III.6: The Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration 22 February 2005
GEN 4.1 Revised Rule XVI 22 February 2005 R
GEN 4 Moving to Consensus, Revised Rule XVI: Conduct of Meetings, Replacing "Rules of Debate" 22 February 2005 R
GEN 3 Report of the General Secretary 22 February 2005 R
GEN 24 Report of the Policy Reference III 22 February 2005 R
GEN 22 Report of Policy Reference Committee II 22 February 2005 R
GEN 21 Policy Referenc Commitee II Annotated Agenda 22 February 2005 R
GEN 20 Report of the Policy Reference Committee I 22 February 2005 R
GEN 2 Report of the Moderator 22 February 2005 R
GEN 19 Policy Reference Commitee I Annotated Agenda 22 February 2005 R
GEN 18 Second report of the Programme Committee 22 February 2005 R
GEN 17 First report of the Programme Committee 22 February 2005 R
GEN 16 Programme Committee Annotated Agenda 22 February 2005 R
GEN 15 membership of Central Committee and commissions 22 February 2005 R
GEN 14 Aide memoire World Council of Churches and human sexuality 22 February 2005 Background document This paper is a development of a draft prepared by Alan Falconer and Martin Robra to describe the ethos of the Padares at the Eighth General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Harare (1998). It continues to be the underlying understanding for the deliberative sessions of the WCC Central Committee.
GEN 11 Final Statement from the Consultation<br />Ecumenism in the 21st century 22 February 2005 R
GEN 10.1 Report of the Inter-Orthodox Pre-Assembly Meeting 22 February 2005 R
GEN 10 Report of the Steering Committee of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC 22 February 2005 R
GEN 1 Report of the Officers 22 February 2005 Report The report of the Officers to the Central Committee is a constitutional obligation. The purpose of this report is to inform the Central Committee of the decisions taken by the Executive Committee at its meetings of 17-20 February and 24-27 August 2004, as well as those taken by the Officers at their meetings of 20-21 November 2003, 9-10 June and 28-29 November 2004.
Statement on Detainees at Guantanamo Bay 22 February 2005 M
Statement on the Iraq Crisis: Enhancing Peace, Accountability and the Rule 22 February 2005 A
Statement on countries affected by the Tsunami 22 February 2005 S
The International Criminal Court 22 February 2005 R
Practising hospitality in an era of new forms of migration 22 February 2005 A
Human rights and languages of indigenous peoples 21 February 2005 S
Comments on developments in Togo 11 February 2005 M
The signing of the historic peace agreement between the Government of 17 January 2005 M
Water as a Gift and Right 30 April 2004 S
Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions 01 January 2004 Report Ecumenical Considerations for Dialogue and Relations with People of Other Religions, Geneva, WCC, 2003. Paper received by the Central Committee and sent to churches for study.
Activities Report 03 September 2003 R The activities report presented before the WCC Central Committee, 2003
A Church of All and for All - An interim statement 02 September 2003 S There has been a growing awareness that persons with disabilities invite the Church to explore anew the understanding of the Gospel and the nature of the Church. This interim statement, drafted with participation from the Faith and Order Commission, offers pointers and insights on major theological themes. It is hoped that it will also help the churches address inclusion, active participation and full involvement in the spiritual and social life of the church in particular and society in general.
Second report of the public issues committee 02 September 2003 Report Second report of the public issues committee presented to the Central Committee, 2003
Report of the Programme Committee 02 September 2003 R First Report of the Programme Committee presented before the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Applications for Joint Membership, Associate Council and IEO 02 September 2003 Applications for Joint Membership, Associate Council and IEO, recommended by the Executive Committee to the Central Committee for its consideration and action.
Application for Membership of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church 02 September 2003 Recognition of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church membership
Minute on the Responsibility to Protect: Ethical and Theological Reflections 02 September 2003 S
Statement on Iraq 02 September 2003 A
Minute on the Occupied Palestinian Territories 02 September 2003 S
The action of the Central Committee 02 September 2003 S
Statement on Europe 02 September 2003 B
Statement on Liberia 02 September 2003 M
The Responsibility to Protect: Ethical and Theological Reflections 02 September 2003 A report to the WCC Central Committee meeting in 2003, from the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) on the follow-up of the 2001 WCC Central Committee document "The protection of endangered populations in situations of armed violence"
Second Report of the Programme Committee 02 September 2003 R Second Report of the Programme Committee addresses the issues of the programmatic work and the special commission and relocation of regional desks
Report of the Officers 02 September 2003 R Report of the Officers to the WCC Central Committee
Report of the General Secretary 02 September 2003 R Report of the General Secretary to the Central Committee, 2003
Re-configuration of the Ecumenical Movement 02 September 2003 B Background Document on Re-configuration of the Ecumenical Movement presented at the WCC central Committee, 2003
Re-configuration of the Ecumenical Movement - Planning Document 02 September 2003 B Consultation on Re-configuration of the Ecumenical Movement - Planning Document,presented at the WCC Central Committee, Sep. 2003
Plenary: Youth Caring for Life 02 September 2003
Plenary: Caring for Life 02 September 2003 The plenary focuses on the sanctity of life and will emphasise the dignity and integrity of all human beings
Membership of Assembly Planning Committee and Assembly Worship Committee 02 September 2003 S Recommendation of the Executive Committee to the WCC Central Committee in regard to membership of Assembly Planning Committee and Assembly Worship Committee
Introduction to the Revised Programme Plans 2003-2005 02 September 2003 B Introduction to the Revised Programme Plans for the period leading up to the Assembly
Interim Report on Consensus Procedures 02 September 2003 R Interim Report on Consensus Procedures, reported to the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Hearings 02 September 2003
Follow-up on Recommendations on Membership 02 September 2003 R
Challenges of mission in a pluralistic world 02 September 2003 S Reflection of Wong Wai Ching Angela on Challenges of Mission in the Pluralistic World at the WCC Central committee, 2003
A Latin American Perspective 02 September 2003 A Latin American Perspective-Presented by the Plenary on Caring for Life at the WCC Central Committee, Sep. 2003
A Church of All and for All 02 September 2003 A Church of All and for All - An interim statement
Question of Religious Intolerance: Indonesia, Pakistan, India 27 April 2003 S
Statement on the threats of military action against Iraq 26 September 2002 S
Report of the moderator 03 September 2002 R Report of the moderator to the WCC Central Committee,2002
Report of the Officers 03 September 2002 R The report of the Officers to the Central Committee,2002
Statement on South Asia 03 September 2002 R
Note on Indonesia 03 September 2002 M
Report of the General Secretary 02 September 2002 R Report of the General Secretary to the WCC Central committee,2002
Procedures for the Election of the Search Committee 02 September 2002
Challenges of mission in a pluralistic world 02 September 2002 B Challenges of mission in a pluralistic world-reflection by Wong Wai Ching Angela, Member of Presidium of CCA
Second report of the programme committee 02 September 2002 R Second report of the programme committee to the WCC Central Committee, 2002
First report of the programme committee 02 September 2002 R First report of the programme committee to the WCC Central Committee, 2002
Statement on violence in Colombia 02 September 2002 S
The United Church of Canada: working in solidarity toward reconciliation 02 September 2002
The Nature and Purpose of the Church 02 September 2002 R Response of the member churches to The Nature and Purpose of the Church (Faith and Order Paper No. 181)
The General Synod of the Church of Norway 02 September 2002 Resolution of the General Synod of the church of Norway
The Church of Norway and the Roma of Norway 02 September 2002
The Belhar Confession 02 September 2002 The Belhar Confession is one of the standards of unity (along with the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dordt, and the Heidelberg Catechism) for the new Uniting Reformed Church of Southern Africa.
Second report of the public issues committee 02 September 2002 R Second report of the public issues committee addressing the statement of Southern Asia, minutes on the peace process in Sudan, statement on the violence in Columbia, statement on the ecumenical response to the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Holy land.
Report on Public Issues 02 September 2002 R Preliminary Report on Public Issues at the WCC Central Commitee, Sep. 2002
Report of the search committee 02 September 2002 P
Report of the policy reference committee III 02 September 2002 R Report of the policy reference committee III in response to the report of the moderator, the report of the general secretary and the report of the special commission on orthodox participation.
Report of the policy reference committee II 02 September 2002 R Report of the policy reference committee II in response to the report of the moderator and the report of the general secretary.
Report of the policy reference committee I 02 September 2002 R Report of the policy reference committee I, in response to the report of the moderator and the report of the general secretary
Report of the Finance Committee to the Central Committee 02 September 2002 R
Preliminary report of the moderator of the Finance Committee 02 September 2002 R Preliminary report of the moderator of the Finance Committee to the Central Committee
Possible Assembly Sites - Feasibility Assessment 02 September 2002
Plenary on ecclesiology 02 September 2002
Plenary on baptism 02 September 2002
Padare offerings 02 September 2002
Membership of Central and Executive Committee and Commissions 02 September 2002
Joint report of the finance committee and the programme committee 02 September 2002 R
Guidelines for dialogue and relations with people of other religions 02 September 2002 Guidelines for dialogue and relations with people of other religions
First report of the Public Issues Committee 02 September 2002 R The Public Issues Committee report after reviewing the proposals for public issues actions recommended by the Executive Committee, WCC Central Committee , Sep. 2002
Final Report of the Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the WCC 02 September 2002 P Final Report of the Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the WCC presented before the WCC Central Committee, September 2002
Final report of the membership study group 02 September 2002 R Final report of the membership study group presented to the WCC Central Committe, September 2002
Election of Search Committee 02 September 2002 Recommendation of the executive to the Central Committee in the composition of the Search Committee.
Anglican Church of Canada's Apology to Native People 02 September 2002 Apology of the Anglican Church of Canada to Native People and its response
Minute on the renegotiation of the Compacts of Free Association between the U.S.A. and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands 26 August 2002 Statement: minute Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 2002.
Statement on the ecumenical response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Holy Land 26 August 2002 S
Minute on the peace process in Sudan 26 August 2002 M
Minute on the tragedy of September 11th 2001 and the implications of the US government's response 26 August 2002 Statement: minute Adopted by the WCC Central Committee, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 2002.
Appreciation to the Rev. Dwain Epps 26 August 2002 S
Being church and overcoming racism: It's time for transformative justice 27 June 2002 Report Presented at the Plenary on Being Church and Overcoming Racism of the WCC Central Committee meeting in 2002.
Report of Policy Reference Committee II 06 February 2001 Report Second report by the Policy Reference Committee at the WCC Central Committee meeting in Potsdam, 2001.
Message on the occasion of the launch of the Decade to Overcome Violence 06 February 2001 Message Churches seeking reconciliation and peace Document No. PR II 1rev2
Minute on Indonesia 06 February 2001 M
The protection of endangered populations in situations of armed violence: toward an ecumenical ethical approach 06 February 2001 B
Resolution on uprooted people 06 February 2001 Statement: public statement Document No. PI 4
Statement on nuclear disarmament, NATO policy and the churches 06 February 2001 Statement: public statement Document No. PI 5
The protection of endangered populations in situations of armed violence 06 February 2001 Statement: public statement Toward an ecumenical ethical approach Document No. PI 2rev
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Minute on the situation in the Holy Land after the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising 29 January 2001 M
Minute on Cyprus 29 January 2001 M
Statement on the situation in the Sudan 29 January 2001 S
Minute on Colombia 09 January 2001 M
Message to the Participants in the Oslo Gathering of Religious Leaders 02 September 2000 S
WCC team recommends deployment of ecumenical peace observers for Zimbabwe elections 29 May 2000 S
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Background Document on the Situation in the Middle East 29 January 2000 S
By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA)* 01 January 2000 Policy document
Memorandum and Recommendations on Response to Armed Conflict and International Law 03 September 1999 S Recommendations adopted by the Central Committee and memorandum received and commended to the churches, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 1999.
Minute on Jerusalem 03 September 1999 M
Nigeria - Minute on Nigeria 03 September 1999 M
Minute on Peace and Reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea 03 September 1999 M
The Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace 03 September 1999 M
A Basic Framework For The Decade To Overcome Violence 03 September 1999 B
Towards a Protestant-Orthodox dialogue within the WCC 01 August 1999 M
Towards common witness 19 September 1997 P Received by the Central Committee and commended to churches for study and action, it is a summary of the most recent debates on common witness and proselytism. Contains the references to the earlier studies on common witness
Statement on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 19 September 1997 Statement: public statement Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 11-19 September 1997.
The Impact of HIV/AIDS and the Churches' Response 30 September 1996 S A statement adopted by the WCC central committee on the basis of the WCC consultative group on AIDS study process, September 1996
The Meaning of Membership 20 September 1996 S The WCC Executive Committee agreed in February 1995 that the process of study and consultation on the "common understanding and vision of the World Council of Churches" should aim at preparing a document for the Eighth Assembly, on the occasion of the WCC's 50th anniversary, which might serve as an "ecumenical charter" for the 21st century. In September 1995, the Central Committee approved a procedure for preparing such a text. An initial draft came from a consultation in December 1995 which brought together some 35 persons from all regions and church traditions. This was shared with a variety of groups and individuals, then revised in June 1996 and sent to the Central Committee for discussion in September 1996.
Report of the Unit IV Committee to Central Committee 20 September 1996 Report The Unit IV Committee recognizes that diakonia, martyria and koinonia are essential elements of the central mission of the church. Koinonia without diakonia is dead. Sharing and service as practical actions are at the heart of our fellowship and are a source of our unity.
Call to churches to defend and protect children 20 September 1996 Statement: minute Decision of the Central Committee, Geneva, 12-20 September 1996.
Central Committee statement 01 January 1996 Statement: public statement Statement adopted by the WCC Central Committee on the basis of the WCC Consultative Group on AIDS study process, September 1996.
Statement on the Status of Jerusalem 22 September 1995 S WCC Central Committee Geneva, Switzerland, 14-22 September 1995 STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF JERUSALEM
Call to prayer of peace in the Holy Land 30 March 1990 The Central Committee of the WCC meeting in Geneva (March 1990) warmly welcomes the initiative of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), "Christians for Peace in the Holy Land", calling the churches around the world to join the churches in Jerusalem for prayers for peace in the Holy Land during the period from Palm Sunday to Pentecost, dates this year shared by all churches.
Appeal to the UN secretary general on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 20 August 1988 S
Statement on Jerusalem 31 August 1980 Statement: public statement On the basis of previous WCC statements the Central Committee opposes the Israeli unilateral action of annexing East Jerusalem and uniting the city as its "eternal capital" under its exclusive sovereignty.
Statement on Jerusalem 18 August 1974 Statement: public statement The Central Committee affirms that, in order to reach a satisfactory position regarding Jerusalem, the following facts should be taken into account:
Statement on the Middle East 22 August 1969
Statement on the Middle East 01 August 1967 Statement: public statement WCC Central Committee Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 15-26 August 1967 STATEMENT ON THE MIDDLE EAST The Central Committee upon the recommendation of Reference Committee II ADOPTED the following statement
Toronto statement 15 July 1950 Statement: public statement The formation of the WCC, and the holding of its first assembly, did not answer a number of fundamental questions about the nature of the Council and its relationship to the member churches. That task was left to the WCC's central committee at its meeting in 1950, which adopted the "Toronto Statement".