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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 Religious minorities and rights for religious freedom
We, the participants of the International Study Consultation on Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Religious Minorities - drawn from churches, church related organisations, academia, civil society and human rights organisations and the legal profession in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe - met in Istanbul, Turkey as part of an international study consultation organised by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches. The Consultation analysed the situations of rights of religious minorities and freedom of religion in various contexts.
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity
Document Shock at assassination of Pakistan government minister Bhatti
In a letter to the prime minister of Pakistan, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed «great shock and dismay» at the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistan government minister for Minority Affairs. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that reports indicate that Mr Bhatti was «assassinated by religious extremists because he was critical of the controversial blasphemy law in Pakistan.»
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Letter to UN commissioner and special rapporteur
Letter by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navanethem Pillay and to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Mr Heiner Bielefeldt, concerning freedom of religion and belief in the northern, occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus.
Located in Resources / / Messages and letters / Religious freedom in Cyprus
Document Religious freedom in Cyprus
Letter by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, concerning freedom of religion and belief in the northern, occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Message on the occasion of Eid al Fitr (end of Ramadan) 1431 H. / 2010 a.d.
Sent to Muslim leaders and dialogue partners on 8 September 2010
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document To Middle East negotiators in Washington, D.C.
The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has sent a message to the Middle East negotiators in Washington to stress the concerns of Palestinian Christians.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Shooting of two Christians in Pakistan
Letter by WCC general secretary Tveit to the president of Pakistan following the shooting and killing of two Christians in Pakistan who were in court on accusations related to the blasphemy law. The same letter was sent to the prime minister.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Minute on the responsibility of churches for communities enduring anti-Christian violence
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document 3rd Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions
Speech of WCC general secretary Samuel Kobia at the Kazakhstan Third Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches