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Document Open Letter on the Status of Jerusalem
Expressing alarm about new political developments which adversely affect the status of Jerusalem, the director of the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs issued an open letter reiterating the position of its member churches and calling for "an open and inclusive Jerusalem, a city of shared sovereignty and citizenship, a city of two peoples and three faiths, of Christians, Muslims and Jews".
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Oral intervention on human rights violations in the occupied Arab territories
The following is the full text of the intervention made on Wednesday, 28 March, to the 57th Session of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, meeting in Geneva, 19 March - 27 April 2001
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Oral statement of the Ecumenical Caucus to the plenary session
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
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.)
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Palestine - Statement of support at the Bethlehem 2000 International Conference
Presentation by the Director of the CCIA to the conference convened at FAO headquarters by the UN Special Committee on Palestine, Rome, 18-19 February 1999.
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Palestinian Prisoners Day: A call to churches worldwide to pray and act for justice
Issued by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, on 17 April 2014.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Pastoral letter on the death of three Israeli teenagers
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's pastoral letter on the death of the three Israeli teenagers.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Pastoral Letter on the Violence in the Middle East
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document Pastoral letter on the violence in the Middle East
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Peace and Peacemaking as an Interfaith and Ecumenical Vocation - An Orthodox View
By Rev. Dr Emmanuel Clapsis, Holy Cross – Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, USA
Located in Resources / / Middle East peace / "Promised Land" - International theological conference, Bern/Switzerland, 10-14 September 2008