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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Document Statement on Gaza
Expressing grave concern over the escalation of military operations in Gaza, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Gaza.
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Document Statement on Jerusalem synagogue attack
Statement from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressing concer over attack on Israeli worshippers at Jerusalem synagogue.
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Document WCC/LWF/WARC appeal for end to violence
Joint appeal for an end to violence in the Middle East by the World Council of Churches, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Lutheran World Federation.
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Document Pursuing peace and strengthening presence: The Atlanta Summit of Churches in the USA and the Holy Land
At a first-ever summit of churches in the USA and the Holy Land, in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on 19-20 April 2016, participants issued a peace statement on the theological and ethical urgency for a just peace in the Holy Land.
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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
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Document Greetings on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, Bern
Greetings of the WCC general secretary on the occasion of the National Celebration of 500 years Reformation, 18 June 2017, Bern, Switzerland
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