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Document Congratulations to Egypt's president-elect
Letter of congratulations to Dr Mohamed Morsi upon his election as the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Tribute to H.H. Pope Shenouda III
Condolence letter to the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document Speech at St Andrews, Presbyterian Church, Toronto
In a series of visits to the Toronto offices of WCC member churches in Canada, and in a lecture and panel discussion on the evening of Wednesday 14 March, the WCC general secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, explored contemporary hopes and challenges in the pursuit of Christian unity.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Dalit and Indigenous theologies in Asia
An International Theological Symposium was jointly organized by WCC-Just and Inclusive Communities, SCEPTRE, NCCI, Bishop's and Gossner Theological College from 13-16th December, 2011 at SCEPTRE, Shrachi Centre, 74B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-16.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
Document Statement on asylum seekers and human trafficking in the Sinai Desert
1. During the past years thousands of asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa and Northern Africa have disappeared in the Sinai desert region while crossing the border between Egypt and Israel. The Sinai desert is a traditional transit route for people from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Northern African countries escaping political turmoil, hunger and poverty and hoping to end up in Europe. The people of Eritrea have been facing deep political and human rights crises, due to which around 2,000 people are attempting to flee from Eritrea every month. They end up in the hands of human trafficking rackets or fall victim to organ theft. It is out of sheer desperation, in order to escape conflict, political turmoil and deteriorating human rights situations that people take such risky journeys. However, instead of safe passage to Israel, the refugees find themselves in desert detention centres in Sinai, where they are abused in the most dehumanizing manner.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Minute on the Presence and Witness of Christians in the Middle East
The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Minute on Christians in the Middle East.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document Concern for the people of Egypt
"Our hopes and prayers are for the safety of citizens, for wisdom and compassion on the part of the authorities and for a non-violent and just resolution of conflicts and grievances", the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said 31 January 2011, commenting on the current situation in Egypt.
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Document Condolence letter to the Coptic Orthodox Church
Condolence letter by WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit following the vicious attack on innocent worshippers in the Saints Church in Alexandria, Egypt when a bomb was detonated at the conclusion of the celebration of a New Year's midnight mass. At least 21 people have been killed and more than 80 injured by the attack.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Message from WCC Executive Committee to Member Churches in Egypt
This message from the WCC's Executive committee to Member Churches in Egypt has been adopted by the Executive committee during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, 23-26 February 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2010
Document Minute on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2008 / Report of the Public Issues Committee