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Document Minute on India Pakistan
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Geneva, February 2004
Document Letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Document Letter to the president of Pakistan
The World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia appeals to Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to "ensure the safety and security" of Christians in the Punjab province, where three attacks against Christian communities were carried by militant Islamic groups in the last two months. He also demands that the government "take necessary actions against the perpetrators".
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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.»
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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.
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Document Solidarity message for Pakistani churches
Open Letter to WCC member churches and the National Council of Churches in Pakistan
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Document Letter of solidarity on church bombings in Pakistan
Letter of solidarity sent to the WCC member churches in Pakistan, National Council of Churches in Pakistan on bombings of the All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Document Letter to Pakistani churches after Lahore bomb attacks
Letter from the WCC general secretary to Pakistani churches, following attackes on churches in Lahores, addressed to Bishop Samuel R. Azariah and Rev. Arif Masih Siraj.
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Document Finding God in Difficult Situations: Mission of the Church
Olav Fykse Tveit offers a keynote address for the mission consultation of the Church of Pakistan. Although Christians in Pakistan country are a small minority, their contribution to the peace and development of Pakistan has always been highly significant through their Christian witness to the Gospel.
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Document Thematic Address: Called to prophesy, reconcile and heal
Thematic Address presented at the 13th Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on 15 April 2010.
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