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Document Concern over Israeli law on the status of Arab Christian citizens
Statement from the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, the WCC general secretary, expressing concern about the law passed by the Israeli Knesset on 24 February 2014.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Statement affirming the Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document Greetings from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations
Delivered by Rabbi David Fox Sandmel to the WCC 10th Assembly Mission Plenary.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Messages and greetings to the WCC 10th Assembly
Document Statement on Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
A statement issued by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches at the international and ecumenical conference on "Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East" from 21 – 25 May 2013 at the Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, Lebanon.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
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 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.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
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 Danube Wave of Peace
Sermon by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general scretary, at the closing celebration of the Danube Wave of Peace in Ulm, Germany.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Sermons
Document Resolution on the United States of America's Veto against the UN Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli Settlements in the Palestinian Territories
Adopted by the WCC Central Committee at its meeting in February 2011.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document Women Respond to the Kairos Palestine Document
Thirty women gathered in Bethlehem on 13-18 December 2010 to celebrate the first anniversary of the «Kairos Palestine» document on the quest for peace and human rights in Palestine and Israel. The gathering also reflected theologically on the content of the text. Participants came from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Latin America and Australia.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Women