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Document The escalation of the Israel/Palestine conflict
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal
Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document To Middle East negotiators in Washington, D.C.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has sent a message to the Middle East negotiators in Washington to stress the concerns of Palestinian Christians.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Together on the Way: 5.6. Statement on the Status of Jerusalem
The statement was adopted with 15 opposing votes and 17 abstentions. During the discussion by assembly delegates, several comments and concerns were voiced: the statement did not draw sufficient attention to the Jewish roots of the Christian faith and to concern for the security of the state of Israel; this issue is of great concern to churches around the world and of particular concern to churches in the Middle East; rather than calling for Jerusalem to be "a shared city", the sovereignty of Jerusalem should be protected for Israelis and Palestinians; Palestinians should be given the right of repatriation.
Located in Resources / / Harare, 1998 / Together on the Way - official report of the eighth assembly
Document UN membership application of Palestine
In a statement published on Wednesday 28 September 2011 in Geneva, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said that the WCC and its member churches were watching to see if peace and justice would be served in how the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly process the application of Palestine to become a full member state of the UN.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document UNAW 2007 Report
For the United Nations Advocacy Week 2007, the WCC chose to emphasize four themes, a primary focus on the Greater Horn of Africa; water, nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, with an emphasis on Palestine and Israel.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Understanding the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine
These questions and answers explain the background of the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine adopted by the WCC Central Committee in February 2005.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document United Nations Advocacy Week 2010 Prayers
The Sixth United Nations Advocacy Week focused on the Palestine - Israel conflict and the situation in Nigeria. The meetings started every day with prayer in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on the Beatitudes (Mathews 5: 1-11) in connection with the themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC).
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Water crisis in Palestine
Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water