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Document Sofia consultation
Located in Resources / / Special Commission on participation of Orthodox churches / First plenary meeting documents (December 1999)
Document "SAY 'NO'", by Wolfgang Borchert
This poem was written in 1947 a few days before Borchert died at the age of 26. The following is an adaptation of the German version, first prepared by youth participants at the vigil for peace and justice at the WCC Assembly in Vancouver in 1983
Located in Resources / / Spirituality and worship / Prayers for Peace and Justice on Hiroshima Day
Document WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary)
This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Peace Vigil Meditation by Dr Philip Potter
A night-long vigil for peace on 5 August 1983 at the WCC 6th Assembly in Vancouver commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 38 years earlier. Meditation by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Philip Potter
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Vancouver, 1983
Document Prayer for peace
On 5 August 1983, on the eve of the Hiroshima bombing's 38th anniversary, the WCC Assembly held a night-long vigil for peace.
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Vancouver, 1983
Document Statement on the Middle East
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Vancouver, 1983
Document Letter on Indigenous people’s concerns to Canadian government
A letter sent Friday from the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls on the Canadian government to “listen carefully” to the concerns of Canada’s Indigenous leaders.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters