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Document Claire Randall
Tribute to Claire Randall, former general secretary of the NCCCUSA. Condolence etter sent to the NCCCUSA acting general secretary.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Follow-up on the adoption of NATO's Strategic Concept
Following up on their earlier calls for nuclear disarmament, four global, regional and national ecumenical organizations told leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union and Russia that NATO and its member states should seize the opportunity of the Defence and Deterrence Review in 2011 to take bold steps and end the anachronistic policy of nuclear sharing including the deployment of United States tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
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Document Letter to NATO, EU, USA and Russia on nuclear disarmament
"Now is the time to continue the trend" toward nuclear disarmament, four global, regional and national ecumenical organizations told leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union and Russia. "The present opportunity must be transformed into conclusive actions."
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Document Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC) and Jim Winkler (NCCCUSA)
Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA) on NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land, 14 September, 2016
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Document Aide Memoire from the Global Consultation on Genetics, New Biotechnologies and the Ministry of the Church
Aide Memoire summarizing the discussions at a 2-5 December Global Consultation on Genetics and New Biotechnologies held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Participants stated that "the creativity of science needs to serve the common good" and alerted about the risk of biotechnology leading to "increased dependency and threat to biodiversity". "Communities can be devastated by the intrusion of genetically modified seeds and bio-piracy", participants said. They recognized the "need for dialogue with scientists", so as to move "beyond a reactive mode", and called for the "restoration of the churches' prophetic voices and public witness in the growing debate regarding the ethical use of genetics and biotechnologies".
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Science, technology, ethics
Document WCC United Nations Advocacy week
Opening address by Rev. Dr Michael Kinnamon
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Minute on racial tensions in the United States of America
Reaction to the decision of the Grand Jury not to indict in the case of the killing of Michael Brown
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Cyprus, November 2014
Document Condolence and support message on Connecticut shootings
Condolences to the people of Sandy Hook and Newtown, Connecticut.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Congratulations to Archbishop Vicken
Congratulatory letter by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the WCC, to Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Legate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) and President of the National Council of Churches USA, who was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on Saturday, 9 May 2009.
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Document Congratulations to Lois Dauway
Lois M. Dauway, a member of the WCC's Central Committee and Executive Committee, has been honoured for outstanding ecumenical service as this year's recipient of the J. Irwin Miller Award from the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. The award is given annually to a lay person in the US who has borne witness to Christian values while demonstrating commitment to church unity.
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