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Document Statement to COP15 / UN Climate Conference Copenhagen
Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC) to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 15th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP15 - to the UNFCCC and the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol - CMP5 Delivered on behalf of the World Council of Churches and its Ecumenical Partners
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP16 / UN Climate Conference Cancun
Statement from the World Council of Churches to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties - COP16 to the UNFCCC 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties - CMP6 to the Kyoto Protocol Cancun - Mexico Friday, 10 December 2010
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP17 / UN Climate Change Conference Durban
Since COP1, year after year, the World Council of Churches have spoken on behalf of hundreds of churches, church based organisations, ecumenical movements, and faith based movements throughout the world, that work daily with communities whose lives and livelihoods are severely affected by climate change.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement to COP18 / UN Climate Change Conference Doha
On 7 December at the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), while no agreement has been reached, the World Council of Churches (WCC) delivered a statement to the High-Level Ministerial Segment of COP 18 in Doha, Qatar. The WCC statement delivered to the plenary stressed that “Climate change is happening! It is imperative to act now without more delays in view of the serious and potentially irreversible impacts of climate change.” The statement was read by Metropolitan Seraphim of Zimbabwe, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Water crisis in Palestine
Statement of the Ecumenical Water Network, World Council of Churches, Jerusalem, June, 2014.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Cooperation in the Field of Diakonia and Development
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
Document Guidelines for Sharing
"Guidelines for sharing", in Sharing for Life, the report of the El Escorial consultation. 1987
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
Document 62nd World Health Assembly
Civil society organizations and social movements from across the globe met in Geneva, on 15-16 May, 2009, at a Forum on Equity, Justice and Health, organized by Peoples Health Movement, Third World Network, and the World Council of Churches to share concerns and recommend actions that civil society views as being of critical importance for advances in global Health and health equity. Based on the discussions they presented to the WHO and member countries participating in the 62nd World Health Assembly some overarching concerns as well as specific recommendations on the two resolutions on Primary Health Care and Social Determinants of Health.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Health and healing
Document Transforming Life, Volume 1
This publication presents the challenges posed by newly emerging technologies to people of faith. It is a discussion starter and wants to encourage urgently needed study and reflection by churches, theological faculties and ecumenical bodies in close cooperation with each other. The new technologies represent a new stage of development, which requires a fresh approach and change of perspective.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Science, technology, ethics
Document Statement on peace, security and development in South Asia
Concerned by the alarming situation affecting the South Asian countries and its manifolding impacts on nurturing peace, security and development, and despite initiatives from different quarters of society and different national, diplomatic and ecumenical interventions, the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), and the South Asian Councils of Churches (SACC) organised an international consultation on "Peace, Security and Development in South Asia", which was held at Whitefield, Bangalore from 30 March to 2 April 2009 .
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy