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Document Reflection by the WCC general secretary
Reflection in a service of prayer for peace at the Ecumenical Centre Geneva March 2003
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Document Letter from REOs to Kofi Annan
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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 Negotiations should end the conflict and bring political transition in Syria
Negotiations should end the conflict and bring political transition in Syria, urged the World Council of Churches and Pax Christi International in a joint statement issued 15 March.
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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 Joint Communique issued by the delegations representing the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders
Joint Communique issued by the delegations representing the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders at the meeting held 30 September – 1 October 2016 Geneva, Switzerland.
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Document Letter of the Lebanese Prime Minister
Extracts of a letter of Prime Minister Fouad As-Sanioura to the WCC general secretary
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Document A reflection on the Christian peace comitment
"Construyendo puentes. Reflexiones sobre el compromiso cristiano a favor de la paz" is a reflection by the Rev. Dr Ofelia Ortega, from the Presbyterian-Reformed Church in Cuba and the WCC president from the Latin American and Caribbean region, for the International Day of Prayer for Peace 2011. Available only in Spanish.
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Document Participating in God's Mission of Reconciliation - A Resource for Churches in Situations of Conflict
This text (Faith and Order Paper no. 201) results from the study on Ethnic Identity, National Identity, and the Search for the Unity of the Church done by Faith and Order with the collaboration of the WCC's Justice, Peace and Creation team. It offers resources for churches in situations of tension or conflict, especially where ethnic and national tensions are major factors, and suggests how Christian unity can further the churches' witness for reconciliation and justice.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / VI. Church and World: Unity and the life of the Church in the World