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Document Opening of WCC/UN Conference on Refugee Crisis
Opening remarks from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
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Document Statement on Syria
Voicing an appeal for the renunciation of violence by all sides in ongoing political conflict in Syria, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches has stated, "it is particularly urgent that the army and government security agencies cease the indiscriminate use of force" against demonstrators, moving instead to protect all Syrian citizens' lives, dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Document Statement on violence in Syria
The WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's statement to condemne the violence occurring in Syria, expressing solidarity with the victims, and invoking prayers for peace in the country.
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Document Kidnapping of two archbishops in Syria
Statement from the WCC General Secretary about the kidnapping of two archbishops in Syria
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Document Manipulation of religion in the Syrian crisis
Statement condemning violence against religious leaders and religious communities in Syria
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Document Statement condemning attacks on Christians in Syria
Statement condemning attacks and atrocities by the so-called “Islamic State” perpetrated against Assyrian Christians in Syria.
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Document Statement calling for an end to foreign military interventions in Syria
WCC statement calling for an end to foreign military interventions in Syria
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Document Air strike on Syrian refugee camp
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemns the air strike targetting the Kammouneh Syrian refugee camp, which is reported to have killed at least 28 people.
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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 Statement on attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria
Statemtent by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on attack in the Idlib Governance of Syria, April 2017.
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