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Document II. Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan
Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / Kolympari, 2012 / Report on Public Issues
Document International Consultation on Ecumenical Advocacy for the Protection of the Human Rights of Migrant Workers in the Arabian Gulf Region
28 April - 2 May 2012 Alwaye, India
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
Document Statement on the Situation in Tanah Papua (Indonesia)
The WCC Executive Committee expresses its deep concern for the deteriorating situation regarding human rights violations in Tanah Papua.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Statement on Syria
Voicing an appeal for the renunciation of violence by all sides in ongoing political conflict in Syria, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches has stated, "it is particularly urgent that the army and government security agencies cease the indiscriminate use of force" against demonstrators, moving instead to protect all Syrian citizens' lives, dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Ending Corporal Punishment of Children- a handbook for working with and within religious communities
The handbook refers to examples of religious texts which have been used to justify corporal punishment, but a detailed, scholarly commentary on the different scriptures and religious texts relating to corporal punishment is beyond its scope.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Statement on the Situation in Colombia
The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on Colombia.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document Developing Child Friendly Churches Resource Pack
Keeping children safe. A Quality Improvement System for Child Protection.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Release of detained Filipino health workers
In a letter to the President of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed appreciation for the release of forty-three health professionals and community health workers who were illegally arrested and had been imprisoned since 6 February 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Living Letters visit to the Philippines
A team of church representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America made this statement at the end of a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society organizations in the Philippines.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document Death of human rights activist in D.R. Congo
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters