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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 Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC) and Jim Winkler (NCCCUSA)
Statement by general secretaries Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (World Council of Churches) and Jim Winkler (National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA) on NCC/WCC Consultation on the Holy Land, 14 September, 2016
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
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 Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine
Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Statement on Israel's obligations as occupying power
Issued by the CCIA on the occasion of the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The WCC Central Committee called on the Israeli government to freeze and begin to dismantle settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. It also encouraged a commitment to non-violence and peace negotiations, and reiterated the need for an international boycott of products and services from settlements.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on Jerusalem
On the basis of previous WCC statements the Central Committee opposes the Israeli unilateral action of annexing East Jerusalem and uniting the city as its "eternal capital" under its exclusive sovereignty.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 1980
Document Statement on Jerusalem
The Central Committee affirms that, in order to reach a satisfactory position regarding Jerusalem, the following facts should be taken into account:
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Berlin, 1974
Document Statement on Jerusalem killings
The World Council of Churches condemns the use of deadly force by the Israeli security forces, resulting in the killing of more than twenty and the wounding of hundreds of Palestinians in Jerusalem. The manner in which the Israeli authorities have acted reflects total disregard of their obligations under international law and makes them fully responsible for this tragedy. The Council extends to the families of the victims its sincere condolence and upholds them in its prayers.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Statement on Palestine/Israel
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, February 2004