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Document Good Practices Series: Massa-Massar, the Journey
Programmes on interfaith learning are important in Israel because they fill a gap in the educational system. Published in part by Arigatou Foundation.
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Document Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Consultation
Welcome message by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia, at the consultation organized by the WCC and the South African Council of Churches.
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Document Dismantling barriers - A liturgy resource toolbox
A liturgy resource toolbox prepared for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 18-24 September 2016.
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Document Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017
(Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land". (Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)
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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.
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Document 1988 Statement by the Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem
Further statements from the Heads of Churches and Christian Communities in Jerusalem are available in Jerusalem Testament: Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008 by Melanie May (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)
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Document 1989 Statement by the Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem
This statement is signed by: - His Beatitude Diodoros I Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem - His Beafitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch - His Beatitude Yeghishe Derderian, Armenian Orthodox Patriarch - Very Rev. Father Carlo Cecchitelli, of m, Custos of the Holy Land - His Exc. Amba Basilios, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Mar Dionysios Behnam Jijawi, Syrian Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Msgr Lutfi Laham, Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarcal Vicar - Right Rev. Samir Kafity, Bishop of the Episcopalian Church - Right Rev. Naim Nasr, Bishop ot the Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Document 1989 Christmas Statement by the Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem
Further statements from the Heads of Churches and Christian Communities in Jerusalem are available in Jerusalem Testament: Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008 by Melanie May (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)
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Document Pentecost Prayer from Jerusalem
By the Middle East Council of Churches
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Document Church leaders in Jerusalem urge World Churches and all Christians to advocate for peace
Message from Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
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