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Documents of the World Council of Churches Central Committee

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Title Effective Date Document Type Description
International Peace Consultations, Berlin 2016 Oct 01, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Oct 01, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Sep 30, 2016 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Presentation by Dr Agnes Abuom, 30 September 2016.
Staffing: Election of Deputy General Secretaries Jun 30, 2016 02:00 AM Report Staffing: Election of Deputy General Secretaries
Report of the Programme Committee Jun 30, 2016 02:00 AM Report Report of the Programme Committee
Report of the Policy Reference Committee Jun 30, 2016 02:00 AM Report Report of the Policy Reference Committee
Report of the Communications Committee, Transformation and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Jun 30, 2016 02:00 AM Report Report of the Communications Committee, Transformation and the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace
Report of the Governance and Nominations Committee Jun 30, 2016 02:00 AM Report Adopted by the WCC Central Committee in Trondheim, Norway.
The Gift of Being Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM Report Called to Be a Church of All and for All
Sermon Closing Prayer Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM Sermon By Metropolitan Dr Mor Geevarghese Coorilos, India.
Churches Recommit to Accelerate HIV Response Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 28, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 27, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 27, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 27, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 26, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 26, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 25, 2016 02:00 AM Statement: public statement Truth, Healing and Transformation, 20-21 June 2016
Identity Politics is not a Fatality Jun 25, 2016 02:00 AM Lecture - Speech Middle East Plenary Speech by Dr Tarek Mitri
Statement on Colombian Bilateral Ceasefire Agreement Jun 25, 2016 02:00 AM 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! Jun 23, 2016 02:00 AM 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 Jun 22, 2016 02:00 AM Sermon By Bishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada
Report of the Executive Committee, June 2016 Jun 22, 2016 02:00 AM Report The Executive Committee's report to the WCC Central Committee
Peacemakers for Life Aug 05, 2015 12:00 AM 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 Jul 08, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 08, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 08, 2014 02:00 AM Report The communications committee has considered its mandate and seeks to respond in the following manner...
Report of the Finance Policy Committee Jul 08, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 08, 2014 12:00 AM 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 Jul 07, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 07, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 07, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 07, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 07, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Jul 07, 2014 02:00 AM 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 Nov 21, 2013 02:14 PM 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 Sep 04, 2012 07:30 AM Report WCC Central Committee Kolympari, Crete, 28 August - 5 September
VIII. Statement on the financial crisis Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Sep 04, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Aug 29, 2012 06:00 AM 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 Aug 29, 2012 06:00 AM SIGNS OF A WAY FORWARD
Opening service: Reflection by Sofie Petersen Aug 28, 2012 03:02 PM L Reflection by Bishop Sofie Petersen, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark
Opening service: Reflection by Simon Dossou Aug 28, 2012 03:02 PM L Reflection by Rev. Dr Simon Kossi Dossou, Protestant Methodist Church of Benin
Minute on Strengthening the Ecumenical Response to HIV/AIDS Feb 23, 2011 01:29 AM 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 Feb 22, 2011 10:25 PM 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 Feb 22, 2011 08:45 PM Adopted by the WCC Central Committee at its meeting in February 2011.
Resolution on the escalation of violence in Libya Feb 22, 2011 08:42 PM 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 Feb 22, 2011 08:30 PM Statement: minute approved by the WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011
Statement on the Situation of Indigenous Peoples of Australia Feb 22, 2011 05:55 PM 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 Feb 22, 2011 05:55 PM 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 Feb 22, 2011 05:55 PM S The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Minute on Christians in the Middle East.
Minute on Kosovo Sep 06, 2009 06:00 AM S
Statement on sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM S
Statement on just finance and the economy of life Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM S
Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM S
Minute on the situation facing the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM S
Minute on the responsibility of churches for communities enduring anti-Christian violence Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM
Report on Public Issues Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM S
Report of the moderator Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM R This is the Report of the moderator t the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Report of the member churches on the 2002 accounts Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM R Report of the Core Group of the Assembly Planning Committee presented at the WCC Central Committee , 2003
Programme Committee - Annotated Agenda Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM
Policy Reference Committee I - Proposed Annotated Agenda Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 01, 2009 06:00 AM S
Statement on the Darfur crisis in the context of Sudan Sep 01, 2009 06:00 AM R
Statement of hope in a year of opportunity: seeking a nuclear-weapon-free world Sep 01, 2009 06:00 AM S
Progress report of the study on genocide in the context of the "Darfur Crisis" Sep 01, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Sep 01, 2009 06:00 AM S
Bible study on reconciliation among religions Aug 28, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Aug 27, 2009 06:00 AM 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 Jul 02, 2009 03:53 PM 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 Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM R
Statement on the crisis in Pakistan Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM S
Statement on the crisis in Kenya and the churches' response Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM S
Statement on democratic electoral processes Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM S
Statement on cluster munitions Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM S
Minute on our religious imperative to foster sensitivity and reconciliation in shifting society Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM S
Minute on global warming and climate change Feb 20, 2008 08:39 PM S
Minute on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip Feb 20, 2008 08:19 PM S
Address of the Moderator Feb 13, 2008 06:11 PM Address by moderator Rev. Dr Walter Altmann to the WCC Central Committee at its February 2008 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
Environmental Justice for All Nov 17, 2006 07:00 AM S
Punishing the victims of persecution: Churches speak out on detention Oct 05, 2006 06:00 AM S
Report of the Nominations Committee (adopted) Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Report of the general secretary Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Report of the Finance Committee (adopted) Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Proposal to establish a WCC Youth Body Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Projects Overview, Programme Plans 2007-2013 Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Procedures for dealing with public issues Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Preliminary Financial Report Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Organizational Structure for the Work of the World Council of Churches Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Nominations for Consultative Bodies (adopted) Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Membership matters Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Joint Report of the Programme and Policy Reference Committees (adopted) Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Integration of Consultative Bodies Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Final Report of the Public Issues Committee (adopted) Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM Report
Assembly evaluation Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Actions on public issues Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM P
Actions on public issues (additional) Sep 06, 2006 07:43 PM R
Programme plans 2007-2013 - Summary Sep 06, 2006 05:43 PM B
Churches' Compassionate Response to HIV and AIDS Sep 06, 2006 05:24 PM R
Statement on plight of children in conflicts, with focus on Northern Uganda Sep 06, 2006 03:42 PM
Report on Public Issues Sep 06, 2006 03:39 PM 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 Sep 06, 2006 06:00 AM A
Statement on extra-judicial killings in the Philippines Sep 06, 2006 06:00 AM S
Just Trade Sep 06, 2006 06:00 AM S
Sermon given at morning prayer Sep 06, 2006 12:00 AM S Sermon given at the morning prayer of the WCC Central Committee meeting 2006
The Right to Education in Pakistan Apr 21, 2006 06:00 AM S
Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Apr 21, 2006 06:00 AM S
Civil and Political Rights, including questions of torture and detention; Apr 21, 2006 06:00 AM S
The situation of human rights in Papua, Indonesia Mar 09, 2006 07:00 AM R
The human rights situation in Papua, Indonesia Mar 03, 2006 07:00 AM S
Statement on UN Reform Feb 24, 2006 07:00 AM R
Vulnerable Populations at Risk - the Responsibility to Protect Feb 23, 2006 07:00 AM S
Statement on Latin America Feb 23, 2006 07:00 AM A
Statement on Water for Life Feb 23, 2006 07:00 AM
Statement on Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and Human Rights Feb 23, 2006 07:00 AM S
Minute on Mutual Respect, Responsibility and Dialogue with People of other Faiths Feb 23, 2006 07:00 AM S
Minute on Sudan Sep 06, 2005 06:00 AM S
Expression of compassion with all the victims of Hurricane Katrina Sep 01, 2005 06:00 AM M
The World Council of Churches pays tribute to Pope John Paul II Apr 03, 2005 06:00 AM T
Stewards statement: "God, in Your grace, let youth transform the world!" Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM S
PLEN 2 Plenary outline: Ecumenical Conversation on contemporary ethical challenges: human sexuality Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
PLEN 1.1 Otin Taai(1) Declaration. The Pacific Churches' Consultation on Climate Change" (March 2004) Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
PLEN 1 Plenary on Pacific Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
INF 4 Hearings Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
INF 3 Sub-committees of Central Committee Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
INF 2 Provisional list of participants Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
INF 1 General information for all participants Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
In Memoriam Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN/PUB 5 Second report of the Public Issues committee Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM 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 Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN/FIN 1 Annotated Agenda Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 9.1 Membership matters: Amendments to the Constitution and Rules Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 9 membership matters: Membership applications Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM
GEN 8 Report on the Pre-Assembly Programme Evaluation Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 6 Programme Highlights 2004 Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 5.2 Report on delegation nominations Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 5.1 Report on the Assembly business agenda Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 5 Report of the Assembly Planning Committee (APC) Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM 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 Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 4.4 Manual for Conduct of Meetings of the World Council of Churches Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 4.2 A New Rule III.6: The Permanent Committee on Consensus and Collaboration Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM
GEN 4.1 Revised Rule XVI Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 4 Moving to Consensus, Revised Rule XVI: Conduct of Meetings, Replacing "Rules of Debate" Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 3 Report of the General Secretary Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 24 Report of the Policy Reference III Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 22 Report of Policy Reference Committee II Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 21 Policy Referenc Commitee II Annotated Agenda Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 20 Report of the Policy Reference Committee I Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 2 Report of the Moderator Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 19 Policy Reference Commitee I Annotated Agenda Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 18 Second report of the Programme Committee Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 17 First report of the Programme Committee Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 16 Programme Committee Annotated Agenda Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 15 membership of Central Committee and commissions Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 14 Aide memoire World Council of Churches and human sexuality Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM 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 Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 10.1 Report of the Inter-Orthodox Pre-Assembly Meeting Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 10 Report of the Steering Committee of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM R
GEN 1 Report of the Officers Feb 22, 2005 08:43 PM 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 Feb 22, 2005 07:00 AM M
Statement on the Iraq Crisis: Enhancing Peace, Accountability and the Rule Feb 22, 2005 07:00 AM A
Statement on countries affected by the Tsunami Feb 22, 2005 07:00 AM S
The International Criminal Court Feb 22, 2005 07:00 AM R
Practising hospitality in an era of new forms of migration Feb 22, 2005 07:00 AM A
Human rights and languages of indigenous peoples Feb 21, 2005 07:00 AM S
Comments on developments in Togo Feb 11, 2005 07:00 AM M
The signing of the historic peace agreement between the Government of Jan 17, 2005 07:00 AM M
Water as a Gift and Right Apr 30, 2004 06:00 AM S
Ecumenical considerations for dialogue and relations with people of other religions Jan 01, 2004 07:00 AM 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 Sep 03, 2003 05:36 PM R The activities report presented before the WCC Central Committee, 2003
A Church of All and for All - An interim statement Sep 02, 2003 08:19 PM 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 Sep 02, 2003 05:53 PM Report Second report of the public issues committee presented to the Central Committee, 2003
Report of the Programme Committee Sep 02, 2003 05:32 PM R First Report of the Programme Committee presented before the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Applications for Joint Membership, Associate Council and IEO Sep 02, 2003 05:28 PM 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 Sep 02, 2003 05:23 PM Recognition of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church membership
Minute on the Responsibility to Protect: Ethical and Theological Reflections Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM S
Statement on Iraq Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM A
Minute on the Occupied Palestinian Territories Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM S
The action of the Central Committee Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM S
Statement on Europe Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM B
Statement on Liberia Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM M
The Responsibility to Protect: Ethical and Theological Reflections Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM R Report of the Officers to the WCC Central Committee
Report of the General Secretary Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM R Report of the General Secretary to the Central Committee, 2003
Re-configuration of the Ecumenical Movement Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM B Consultation on Re-configuration of the Ecumenical Movement - Planning Document,presented at the WCC Central Committee, Sep. 2003
Plenary: Youth Caring for Life Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM
Plenary: Caring for Life Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM B Introduction to the Revised Programme Plans for the period leading up to the Assembly
Interim Report on Consensus Procedures Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM R Interim Report on Consensus Procedures, reported to the WCC Central Committee, 2003
Hearings Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM
Follow-up on Recommendations on Membership Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM R
Challenges of mission in a pluralistic world Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2003 06:00 AM A Church of All and for All - An interim statement
Question of Religious Intolerance: Indonesia, Pakistan, India Apr 27, 2003 06:00 AM S
Statement on the threats of military action against Iraq Sep 26, 2002 06:00 AM S
Report of the moderator Sep 03, 2002 08:11 PM R Report of the moderator to the WCC Central Committee,2002
Report of the Officers Sep 03, 2002 07:48 PM R The report of the Officers to the Central Committee,2002
Statement on South Asia Sep 03, 2002 06:00 AM R
Note on Indonesia Sep 03, 2002 06:00 AM M
Report of the General Secretary Sep 02, 2002 08:16 PM R Report of the General Secretary to the WCC Central committee,2002
Procedures for the Election of the Search Committee Sep 02, 2002 08:13 PM
Challenges of mission in a pluralistic world Sep 02, 2002 07:50 PM 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 Sep 02, 2002 03:28 PM R Second report of the programme committee to the WCC Central Committee, 2002
First report of the programme committee Sep 02, 2002 03:27 PM R First report of the programme committee to the WCC Central Committee, 2002
Statement on violence in Colombia Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM S
The United Church of Canada: working in solidarity toward reconciliation Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
The Nature and Purpose of the Church Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM Resolution of the General Synod of the church of Norway
The Church of Norway and the Roma of Norway Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
The Belhar Confession Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM R Preliminary Report on Public Issues at the WCC Central Commitee, Sep. 2002
Report of the search committee Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM P
Report of the policy reference committee III Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM R
Preliminary report of the moderator of the Finance Committee Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM R Preliminary report of the moderator of the Finance Committee to the Central Committee
Possible Assembly Sites - Feasibility Assessment Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
Plenary on ecclesiology Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
Plenary on baptism Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
Padare offerings Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
Membership of Central and Executive Committee and Commissions Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM
Joint report of the finance committee and the programme committee Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM R
Guidelines for dialogue and relations with people of other religions Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM Guidelines for dialogue and relations with people of other religions
First report of the Public Issues Committee Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM R Final report of the membership study group presented to the WCC Central Committe, September 2002
Election of Search Committee Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM Recommendation of the executive to the Central Committee in the composition of the Search Committee.
Anglican Church of Canada's Apology to Native People Sep 02, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Aug 26, 2002 06:00 AM 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 Aug 26, 2002 06:00 AM S
Minute on the peace process in Sudan Aug 26, 2002 06:00 AM M
Minute on the tragedy of September 11th 2001 and the implications of the US government's response Aug 26, 2002 06:00 AM Statement: minute Adopted by the WCC Central Committee, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 2002.
Appreciation to the Rev. Dwain Epps Aug 26, 2002 06:00 AM S
Being church and overcoming racism: It's time for transformative justice Jun 27, 2002 08:31 PM 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 Feb 06, 2001 08:53 PM 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 Feb 06, 2001 05:38 PM Message Churches seeking reconciliation and peace Document No. PR II 1rev2
Minute on Indonesia Feb 06, 2001 07:00 AM M
The protection of endangered populations in situations of armed violence: toward an ecumenical ethical approach Feb 06, 2001 07:00 AM B
Resolution on uprooted people Feb 06, 2001 06:00 AM Statement: public statement Document No. PI 4
Statement on nuclear disarmament, NATO policy and the churches Feb 06, 2001 12:00 AM Statement: public statement Document No. PI 5
The protection of endangered populations in situations of armed violence Feb 06, 2001 12:00 AM 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 Jan 29, 2001 07:00 AM M
Minute on Cyprus Jan 29, 2001 07:00 AM M
Statement on the situation in the Sudan Jan 29, 2001 07:00 AM S
Minute on Colombia Jan 09, 2001 07:00 AM M
Message to the Participants in the Oslo Gathering of Religious Leaders Sep 02, 2000 06:00 AM S
WCC team recommends deployment of ecumenical peace observers for Zimbabwe elections May 29, 2000 06:00 AM S
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Background Document on the Situation in the Middle East Jan 29, 2000 07:00 AM S
By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA)* Jan 01, 2000 07:00 AM Policy document
Memorandum and Recommendations on Response to Armed Conflict and International Law Sep 03, 1999 09:06 PM S Recommendations adopted by the Central Committee and memorandum received and commended to the churches, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 1999.
Minute on Jerusalem Sep 03, 1999 06:00 AM M
Nigeria - Minute on Nigeria Sep 03, 1999 06:00 AM M
Minute on Peace and Reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea Sep 03, 1999 06:00 AM M
The Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace Sep 03, 1999 06:00 AM M
A Basic Framework For The Decade To Overcome Violence Sep 03, 1999 06:00 AM B
Towards a Protestant-Orthodox dialogue within the WCC Aug 01, 1999 06:00 AM M
Towards common witness Sep 19, 1997 06:00 AM 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 Sep 19, 1997 12:00 AM Statement: public statement Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 11-19 September 1997.
The Impact of HIV/AIDS and the Churches' Response Sep 30, 1996 07:54 PM 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 Sep 20, 1996 08:23 PM 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 Sep 20, 1996 12:00 AM 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 Sep 20, 1996 12:00 AM Statement: minute Decision of the Central Committee, Geneva, 12-20 September 1996.
Central Committee statement Jan 01, 1996 07:00 AM 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 Sep 22, 1995 07:55 PM 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 Mar 30, 1990 07:56 PM S 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 Aug 20, 1988 07:56 PM S
Statement on Jerusalem Aug 31, 1980 07:28 PM S
Statement on Jerusalem Aug 18, 1974 08:31 PM
Statement on the Middle East Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S 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
Statement on the Middle East Jan 01, 1970 07:30 AM S
Toronto statement Jul 15, 1950 07:30 AM 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".