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Document Homily during morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre
Reflection on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi, WCC Faith and Order programme executive.
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2018
Document Worship and background material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019 has been prepared by Christians from Indonesia. With a population of 265 million, 86% of whom are reckoned to be Muslim, Indonesia is well known as having the largest Muslim population of any country. However, about 10% of Indonesians are Christian from various traditions. In terms of both population and the vast extension of the country Indonesia is the biggest nation in South East Asia. The nation is founded on five principles called Pancasila, with the motto Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity). Across the diversity of ethnicity, language and religion, Indonesians have lived by the principle of gotong royong which is to live in solidarity and by collaboration. This always fragile harmony is today threatened in new ways. Much of the economic growth that Indonesia has experienced in recent decades has been built on a system that has competition at its heart. This is in stark contrast to the collaboration of gotong royong. Corruption is experienced in many forms. It infects politics and business, often with devastating consequences for the environment. In particular, corruption undermines justice and the implementation of law. Moved by these concerns, the Christians of Indonesia found that the words of Deuteronomy, “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue ...” (see Deut. 16:18-20) spoke powerfully to their situation and needs. Before the people of God enter the land God has promised them they renew their commitment to the Covenant God established with them.
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2018
Document In rememberance of Nelson Mandela
Address by the moderator of the WCC Central Committee, Dr Agnes Aboum, at the memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) held in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, on 16 December 2013.
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC Central Committee
Document Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Liu Xiaobo
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity
Document Response to the final document of the Cuban Pastoral Forum
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Latin America
Document Statement on Korea
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Question of Religious Intolerance: Pakistan, Indonesia
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity
Document Statement on Iraq
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Question of Religious Intolerance: Indonesia, Pakistan, India
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity