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Document Condemnation of hate crimes in France
Acts of terror committed in south-western France in March 2012 have been condemned in the strongest terms by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Ten years after 9/11
Ten years after the 9 September 2001, when thousands of people from more than 90 countries were killed in a coordinated assault on targets in the United States, the WCC general secretary reflects on the legacy of pain, grief, disorder and enmity, and on the power and meaning to be found in supportive prayers and other expressions of compassion.
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Document Statement on Peshawar school massacre
Following the massacre of dozens of students and staff in Peshawar on 16 December 2014, WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit extended his sympathies.
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Document Statement on killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France
Statement on killings in Kuwait, Tunisia and France, by WCC acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos.
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Document A prayer for the people of Norway and for all victims of violence and terror
A prayer for the victims of violence and terror, written for the World Council of Churches, following the bomb attack and killings in Norway on Friday 22 July 2011.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document A prayer of the people: 11 September 2011
A prayer written for the 10th anniversary of 11 September 2001
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Spirituality and worship
Document Introduction to moment of silence for Charlie Hebdo
A moment of silence was held at the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre to honour the victims of the shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris and to pray for peace.
Located in Resources / / WCC programmes / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality
Document Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq
Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine
Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Statement on terrorist attacks in Paris
The WCC has strongly condemned the latest terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, in a statement issued on 14 November by its executive committee during their meeting in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, November 2015