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Title EffectiveDate document_type Description
Message of the WCC CCIA on the nuclear weapon test by North Korea 04 September 2017 Message Message of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs on the nuclear weapon test by North Korea
The protection needs of minorities from Syria and Iraq 28 November 2016 Report The protection needs of minorities from Syria and Iraq
International Ecumenical Conference on a Peace Treaty for the Korean Peninsula 17 November 2016 Message Communique from the International Ecumenical Conference on a Peace Treaty for the Korean Peninsula, Hong Kong SAR, 14-16 November 2016.
Religion and Religious Freedom in International Diplomacy: Workshop Summary Brief 24 October 2016 Report Summary Brief from the Religion and Religious Freedom in International Diplomacy Workshop, UNHRC, 22 September 2016
Public Statement in Support of the Multilateral Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Ban in 2017 12 October 2016 Statement: public statement Submitted to the 2016 UN General Assembly First Committee by Faith Communities Concerned about the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Freedom of Religion: Documents of the CCIA 22 September 2016 Report Freedom of Religion and Belief: Statements and Issues of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA). To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the WCC-CCIA has compiled a comprehensive anthology of documents pertaining to religious freedom - 550-page collection includes statements, letters, reports and background studies.
Human Rights Day 2015 10 December 2015 Statement: public statement Statement on International Human Rights Day
Letter on European refugee situation 09 September 2015 Statement: letter Letter on European refugee situation, jointly issued by the World Council of Churches, the Conference of European Churches and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe.
Statement on first Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty 20 August 2015 Statement: public statement Statement on First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty issued by the WCC international affairs office.
Statement of concern over recent protests (against an electoral law) in the Democratic Republic of Congo 22 January 2015 Statement: public statement Statement of concern over recent protests (against an electoral law) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Oral intervention Special Session on Iraq 01 September 2014 Lecture - Speech 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 01 September 2014 Statement: public statement 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.
CCIA reports 2010-13 21 August 2014 Report This volume contains important documents on the WCC involvement in international affairs through various actions of public witness during the period 2010-2013.
CCIA reports 2007-09 11 August 2014 Report This volume contains important documents on the WCC involvement in international affairs through various actions of public witness during the period 2007-2009.
Communiqué on human trafficking 15 April 2014 Statement: public statement Communiqué adopted at an international consultation on “Migration and Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery?” organized by the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs and the Christian Conference of Asia, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 4 to 8 April.
The rule of tyranny and the Reign of God 26 December 2013 Message A Christmas reflection by Bishop Duleep de Chickera, a member of the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.
International Affairs at the Tenth Assembly 20 November 2013 Report Statements, Minutes and Resolution
Communiqué on Asia’s human security challenges 12 June 2013 Statement: public statement Communiqué titled "Seeds of hope for building peace with justice for fullness of life in Asia" produced by the participants of an international consultation on "Asia’s Human Security Challenges: Towards Sustainable Peace with Justice in North East Asia" organized by the CCIA and the Christian Conference of Asia.
Communiqué on stateless people 05 March 2013 Statement: public statement Communiqué from consultation on stateless people, “Towards an ecumenical advocacy on the rights of stateless people”held from 27 February to 1 March 2013 in Washington, D.C., United States.
Human Rights of Stateless People 01 March 2013 Report Report of the International Consultation "Towards an Ecumenical Advocacy on Rights of Stateless People"
Communiqué on peace and human security in Latin America 06 December 2012 S Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) of the World Council of Churches ( WCC) ‘Peace and Human Security in Latin America: Ecumenical Responses’ Communiqué from Antigua, Guatemala, 2nd December 2012
Proceedings of the 51st CCIA meeting 20 November 2012 Minutes Shanghai and Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, 9-16 June 2012
Communique on misuse of blasphemy law in Pakistan 19 September 2012 Statement: public statement Communique on misuse of blasphemy law and rights of religious minorities in Pakistan
International Consultation on Ecumenical Advocacy for the Protection of the Human Rights of Migrant Workers in the Arabian Gulf Region 02 May 2012 Report 28 April - 2 May 2012 Alwaye, India
Religious minorities and rights for religious freedom 02 December 2011 Statement: public statement We, the participants of the International Study Consultation on Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Religious Minorities - drawn from churches, church related organisations, academia, civil society and human rights organisations and the legal profession in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe - met in Istanbul, Turkey as part of an international study consultation organised by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches. The Consultation analysed the situations of rights of religious minorities and freedom of religion in various contexts.
Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper 22 March 2011 Policy document Policy Paper by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, Working Group on Social Justice and Common Goods.
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section B 14 May 2010 Report Climate Displaced Peoples Session, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Session, Colombia Session, Closing Keynote: theologian and activist
UNAW Report 2009 Annex I 14 May 2010 Report United Nations Advocacy Week Planning Team; Schedule-at-a-Glance; Annotated Agenda; Programmatic Document; Speaker Biographies; Participant Analysis; Participants Info List; Participant Evaluations
UNAW Report 2009 Annex III: Prayer Resources 14 May 2010 Liturgical text United Nations Advocacy Week Opening Prayer, Monday Morning Prayer: Climate Displaced Peoples, Tuesday Morning Prayer: Indigenous Peoples Rights, Wednesday Morning Prayer: Colombia, Thursday Morning Prayer, Closing Prayer
UNAW Report 2009 Annex II: Speaker Presentations, Section A 14 May 2010 Report Keynote II: Charge and Challenge to the Churches the Churches; Thematic Priority I: Climate Displaced Peoples.
Report: Churches Together to Transform the World 14 May 2010 Report The CCIA convened its 5th United Nations Advocacy Week (UNAW) on 15-20 November 2009 in New York City.
Turkey - Appeal to commute the death sentence of Abdullah Ocalan 02 July 2009 S
Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting 19 June 2009 R The second meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), following the 2006 Porto Alegre Assembly took place in Cuba from 15-20 March 2009.
UNAW Report 2008 Annex IV: Prayer resources 23 January 2009 Liturgical text Climate change Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) Human rights Migration Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace United Nations
UNAW Report 2008 Annex II 23 January 2009 Report United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 speaker presentations: Our Common Strategic Global Ecumenical Advocacy, Public Witness Advocacy, Human Rights, Climate Change
UNAW Report 2008 Annex I 23 January 2009 Report United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 planning team, additions to UNAW 2008, agenda, speaker biographies, participant analysis, participant list, participants evaluation.
UNAW 2008 Report 23 January 2009 Report The United Nations Advocacy Week 2008 Report is a reminder of what was discussed and experienced at the UNAW and one of the key instruments to be used in local and global advocacy work.
UNAW 2007 Report 01 January 2008 Report For the United Nations Advocacy Week 2007, the WCC chose to emphasize four themes, a primary focus on the Greater Horn of Africa; water, nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, with an emphasis on Palestine and Israel.
"Week of Impunity" in the Middle East 14 December 2006 Statement: public statement WCC calls international attention to situation in the Middle East
North Korean government's test of a nuclear device 27 November 2006 Statement: letter Letter to the WCC member churches, regional ecumenical organizations, national councils of churches and CCIA Commission
Fr Boulos Iskander 17 October 2006 P
Condolences on death of Fr Boulos Iskander 17 October 2006 T
Initiative for a resolution to move forward on nuclear disarmament 08 February 2006 Statement: letter Letter to Ambassador Rosemary Banks, Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Congratulations on presidential election 20 January 2006 S
Reiteration of concern at declarations by Iranian President 22 December 2005 S
Call for the Release of Peace Workers in Iraq 05 December 2005 S
Call for Solidarity and Action: If one member suffers, all suffer together 10 November 2005 Statement: letter Open letter by the CCIA director on political upheaval following the contested Ethiopian election of 15 May 2005
Security for refugees and asylum seekers 28 October 2005 S
Award of 2005 Nobel Peace Prize 07 October 2005 S
Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme 28 September 2005 L
Background Information to Evaluate the Gaza Pullout 22 August 2005 B
An appeal on the crisis in Ethiopia 10 June 2005 S
Open Letter on the Status of Jerusalem 31 March 2005 S Expressing alarm about new political developments which adversely affect the status of Jerusalem, the director of the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs issued an open letter reiterating the position of its member churches and calling for "an open and inclusive Jerusalem, a city of shared sovereignty and citizenship, a city of two peoples and three faiths, of Christians, Muslims and Jews".
The WCC concern for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation 12 March 2005 Lecture - Speech Presentation by Peter Weiderud, Director, CCIA, at the Advocacy Days of the churches in the United States, Washington D.C.
Seminar on UN Reform and Civil Society, Stockholm, Sweden 15 January 2005 L
Condolences on the death of President Yasser Arafat 11 November 2004 T
Expression of concern on arbitrary arrest of executive director of People's 12 October 2004 S
Appeal for peace and reconciliation in the Korean peninsula 10 September 2004 S
Appeal for security and human rights of the director of the Justice and Life 27 August 2004 S
Expression of sympathy for the victims of Hurricane Charley 26 August 2004 S
Expression of concern on infringements of freedom of expression 06 August 2004 S
Expression of concern on arrest of church leaders 14 June 2004 S
Question of Religious Intolerance: Pakistan, Indonesia 23 April 2004 S
Religion and Ethnicity: Gift from God or Source of Conflict? 16 April 2004 L
Comments on the killing of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin 25 March 2004 S
Letter to Madam Justice Louise Arbour on the occasion of her appointment 03 March 2004 M
Expression of concern on tensions in the Korean peninsula 15 January 2004 S
Religious Freedom and Liberty in the Emerging Context 18 December 2003 S
The collaboration of the WCC with International Governmental Institutions 22 November 2003 A
Deteriorating law and order situation in Zimbabwe 27 October 2003 S
Religious freedom and liberty in Eritrea 23 June 2003 S
Expression of concern on rights of minority churches in Georgia 06 February 2003 S
Appeal for peaceful resolution of confrontation in Venezuela 20 January 2003 S
Appreciation of decision to commute the death sentence 17 January 2003 S
Liberia - Appeal for the release of human rights defender 22 November 2002 S
Appeal on the occasion of the NATO Summit in Prague 14 November 2002 Statement: letter Letter from the CCIA director Peter Weiderud to foreign ministers of the non-nuclear member states of NATO
Iraq - Appeal to church leaders in member states of the UN Security Council 24 October 2002 S
Message of congratulation on the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 07 October 2002 S
Appeal to the Governments of India and Pakistan for normalization of relations with Pakistan 07 October 2002 S
Sudan - Call for respect for the Machakos Protocol and revival of the peace process 07 October 2002 S
Iraq - Appeal to the US Government 19 September 2002 Statement: letter Letter to Ambassador Kevin Edward Moley, Permanent Mission of the USA to the UN in Geneva
Iraq - Appeal to the governments of China, France, Russia and the UK 19 September 2002 S
Appeal to Iraq to respect the resolutions of the UN Security Council 19 September 2002 S
Report of the XLV meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 03 June 2002 R
Message on the massacre in the church of Bellavista 10 May 2002 Pastoral letter Letter to the churches of Colombia
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Appeal for urgent action 15 March 2002 S
Statement on Israel's obligations as occupying power 05 December 2001 Statement: public statement Issued by the CCIA on the occasion of the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Ecumenical Cooperation Forum with Colombia 25 September 2001 R
Background paper submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 15 August 2001 Background document The CCIA, against the background of more than fifty years of work against racism and its effects, notably through the WCC Program to Combat Racism, has submitted comments for consideration in the drafting of the Draft Declaration and Programme of Action.
United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects 16 July 2001 R
Bangladesh - Expression of condolences after church bombing 12 June 2001 S
Palestine - Message of condolences on the death of Faissal Husseini 06 June 2001 S
Israel - Expression of condolences to victims of suicide bombing 06 June 2001 S
Policy framework and guidelines on small arms and light weapons 18 May 2001 P
Resolution on United Nations Relations 14 May 2001 P
Report of the XLIV Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 14 May 2001 R
Argentina - Expression of appreciation for action to overcome impunity 29 March 2001 S
Oral intervention on human rights violations in the occupied Arab territories 28 March 2001 S The following is the full text of the intervention made on Wednesday, 28 March, to the 57th Session of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, meeting in Geneva, 19 March - 27 April 2001
Justice, Peace and People's Security in North East Asia 03 March 2001 Report Report of the Ecumenical Consultation held in Kyoto, Japan, 26 February - 3 March 2001.
Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples 20 February 2001 S
Call for investigation into abuses of human rights of migrants in the countries of the Persian Gulf 24 November 2000 S
Argentina - Follow-up to the appeal on behalf of the "Prisoners of La Tablada" 13 November 2000 S
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Sharing the land, the truth and the peace 17 October 2000 Statement: public statement Written submission by the CCIA to the Fifth Special Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights devoted to grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - In Pursuit of Lasting Peace with Justice 17 October 2000 R
Argentina - Appeal on behalf of the "Prisoners of La Tablada" 07 July 2000 S
Indonesia - Appeal for the restoration of law and order in the Malukus 27 June 2000 S
Statement on the situation in Sri Lanka 09 May 2000 S
Planned visit to Zimbabwe in view of forthcoming elections 09 May 2000 S
CCIA granted General Consultative Status with ECOSOC 03 May 2000 B
Puerto Rico - Appeal for protection of non-violent protesters on the Island of Vieques 02 May 2000 S
Report of the XLIII Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 22 January 2000 R
Puerto Rico - Appeal for the cessation of US military exercises on the Island of Vieques 30 November 1999 S
Indonesia - Protest of travel ban imposed on Central Committee member 03 September 1999 S
Brazil - Expression of indignation at court decision to absolve officials charged with responsibility for the massacres of landless peasants 25 August 1999 S
Chile - Expression of concern about police intervention in FASIC headquarters 26 May 1999 S
Communication to religious leaders in Ethiopia 13 May 1999 S
Palestine - Statement of support at the Bethlehem 2000 International Conference 19 February 1999 Lecture - Speech Presentation by the Director of the CCIA to the conference convened at FAO headquarters by the UN Special Committee on Palestine, Rome, 18-19 February 1999.
The World Council of Churches' Condemnation of Forced Evictions in 01 January 1970 S