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Document Statement on the Middle East
WCC Central Committee Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 15-26 August 1967 STATEMENT ON THE MIDDLE EAST The Central Committee upon the recommendation of Reference Committee II ADOPTED the following statement
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Heraklion, 1967
Document Forced Displacement, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Middle East
Statement by the WCC Executive Committee, meeting in Paralimni, Cyprus, 21-26 November 2014
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Cyprus, November 2014
Document Statement on asylum seekers and human trafficking in the Sinai Desert
1. During the past years thousands of asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa and Northern Africa have disappeared in the Sinai desert region while crossing the border between Egypt and Israel. The Sinai desert is a traditional transit route for people from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Northern African countries escaping political turmoil, hunger and poverty and hoping to end up in Europe. The people of Eritrea have been facing deep political and human rights crises, due to which around 2,000 people are attempting to flee from Eritrea every month. They end up in the hands of human trafficking rackets or fall victim to organ theft. It is out of sheer desperation, in order to escape conflict, political turmoil and deteriorating human rights situations that people take such risky journeys. However, instead of safe passage to Israel, the refugees find themselves in desert detention centres in Sinai, where they are abused in the most dehumanizing manner.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Statement on the Gaza war
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2009
Document Minute on Iran and the Middle East regional crisis
The executive committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 25-28 September, 2007, stated: In repeated statements over many years, the World Council of Churches has called for governments to exercise their responsibilities for bringing peace with justice to the peoples of the Middle East. Yet today - from Iraq to Lebanon to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories - unresolved conflicts are scarring the region. The lives of countless women, children and men are shattered, families are torn apart, and whole communities are held hostage to injustice and violence.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Etchmiadzin, September 2007
Document Statement on the conflict in Israel-Palestine
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, May 2006
Document Statement on Palestine/Israel
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, February 2004
Document Resolution on Ecumenical Response to the Palestine-Israeli conflict
The Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches, meeting in Geneva, 11-14 September 2001, alarmed and dismayed by the escalation of violence in the Holy Land since the Central Committee adopted its last "Minute on the Situation in the Holy Land After the Outbreak of the Second Palestinian Uprising" in Potsdam, February 2001;
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, September 2001
Document Background paper on the Status of Jerusalem
Background paper on the status of Jerusalem presented to the Executive Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, September 2000
Document Resolution on Jerusalem Final Status Negotiations
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, September 2000