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Document Background paper on the Status of Jerusalem
Background paper on the status of Jerusalem presented to the Executive Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, September 2000
Document Bern Perspective
Final document of the International theological conference "Promised Land" hosted by the Swiss Protestant Federation and the Reformed Churches in Bern-Jura-Solothurn. The encounter took place as part of the WCC Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum, an inter-church advocacy initiative. The 85 participants came from Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Beyond 11 September: Implications for US Churches and the World
Located in Resources / / Peace and disarmament / Peace concerns
Document Call by Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and the Holy Land for an end to the siege on Gaza
In the Name of God, the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and the Holy Land urge the International Community, President Bush and the leaders of Israel, to put an end to suffering in Gaza and call upon Israel to activate Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's initiative for Palestinian responsibility control of the boarders thus ensuring sufficient normal flow of medicine, food, fuel and goods to Gaza.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Call to prayer of peace in the Holy Land
The Central Committee of the WCC meeting in Geneva (March 1990) warmly welcomes the initiative of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), "Christians for Peace in the Holy Land", calling the churches around the world to join the churches in Jerusalem for prayers for peace in the Holy Land during the period from Palm Sunday to Pentecost, dates this year shared by all churches.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 1990
Document Christmas Message 2007
From the World Council of Churches general secretary
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Church leaders in Jerusalem urge World Churches and all Christians to advocate for peace
Message from Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies
Document Comments on the killing of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
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 Concern over violence in Gaza
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemns attacks by the Israeli military on the civilian population in Gaza, as well as firing of rockets by militants from Gaza to Israel.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements