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Document Religious and cultural pluralism and peaceful coexistence in Middle East
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered at the international conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East” held in Athens, Greece.
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Document Statement on Iraq
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Document Statement on Jerusalem killings
The World Council of Churches condemns the use of deadly force by the Israeli security forces, resulting in the killing of more than twenty and the wounding of hundreds of Palestinians in Jerusalem. The manner in which the Israeli authorities have acted reflects total disregard of their obligations under international law and makes them fully responsible for this tragedy. The Council extends to the families of the victims its sincere condolence and upholds them in its prayers.
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Document Statement on the storming of a Gaza-bound vessel
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Document Statement on escalating violence in Egypt
Statement condemning the attacks against St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, and the killing of Christians in the village of Al-Khosous.
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Document Statement on Jerusalem synagogue attack
Statement from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressing concer over attack on Israeli worshippers at Jerusalem synagogue.
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Document Statement on the current situation in Aleppo, Syria
Statement on the current situation in Aleppo, Syria, by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, 4 December, 2016.
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Document On US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Statement of the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
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Document Patriarch Khanania Dinkha
Letter from Georges Lemopoulos, WCC deputy general secretary, to Mar Aprim Mooken on death of Patriarch Mar Khanania Dinkha IV, head of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.
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Document Letter from REOs to Kofi Annan
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