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Document Baselios Marthoma Mathews II
Letter of condolence from WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia to the Catholicos of the East and Metropolitan of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church on the death of H.H. Baselios Marthoma Mathews II, the church's former catholicos
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document 2011 Worship and background material
Annual brochure for the Week of prayer for Christian unity jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Document Missionary learning and ecumenical formation in regional churches in the German context - Dietrich Werner
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical theological education (ETE) / WCC Programme on Ecumenical theological education
Document Statement of solidarity with the two kidnapped metropolitans of Aleppo
Statement on the kidnapping of the Greek Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox metropolitans of Aleppo. This statement was issued at the international and ecumenical conference on "Christian presence and witness in the Middle East" organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches, from 21 to 25 May 2013 at the Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, Lebanon.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Iraqi church representatives statement
In a meeting organized by the World Council of Churches in Dar Sayedat Al Jabal, Fatka, Lebanon, between 10 and 11 February 2009, twelve church leaders from all over Iraq discussed the current situation of its Christians community. Representatives from different Iraqi churches participated in the meeting together with bishops from the Syrian and Armenian Orthodox Churches and the Chaldean Church in Lebanon, and the General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation / Accompanying churches in conflict situations
Document 3rd International Conference on Minority Issues and Mission
Joint Statement by participants of the conference held at the Korean YMCA in Japan.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Easter message of the Heads of Churches of Jerusalem
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Message from Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
Message from the Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, delivered by Metropolitan Mor Eustathius Matta Roham to the WCC 10th Assembly Theme Plenary.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Messages and greetings to the WCC 10th Assembly
Document Final report of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC
"Final report of the Special Commission on Orthodox participation in the WCC" : The 60-member Special Commission was created by the WCC's eighth assembly in 1998 in response to mainly Orthodox concerns about participation in the Council. Composed of an equal number of representatives from Orthodox churches and from the other churches belonging to the WCC, the Commission submitted its final report to the central committee in September 2002.
Located in Resources / / Porto Alegre, 2006 / 3. Preparatory and background documents
Document Message to the Syrian churches
Members of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches send a message to the Syrian churches expressing solidarity and concern over the violence and political turmoil in Syria from their meeting in Bossey, Switzerland from 14 to 17 February 2012
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012