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Document The Role of Religion in our Work for Peace and Justice
Speech by Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, at the United Nations conference on opportunities and challenges for the 21st century
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Statement on status of women
Oral statement delivered by the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at the United Nations 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
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 VI. Minute on the unlawful detention of Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid
Minute on the unlawful detention of Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid and Metropolitan of Skopje of the Serbian Orthodox Church, 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 III. Statement on crisis in Syria
Statement on the crisis in Syria 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 I. Statement on re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on UN List of Countries to be Decolonized
Statement on the re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on the United Nations List of Countries to be Decolonized, 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 Prayers related to SDG7 Sustainable Energy
1 September to 4 October is Time for Creation. As 2012 was the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the WCC collected some thematic prayers on this theme.
Located in Resources / / Spiritual Life / Prayer for Everyone
Document Arms Trade Treaty statement by WCC, WEA, Pax Christi and Caritas
Christian leaders representing organizations of some 90 percent of the world’s two billion Christians have issued a joint appeal to the 194 governments negotiating the first global Arms Trade Treaty: Keep ammunition in the treaty.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Letter on Syria to UN secretary-general
Letter concerning the situation in Syria sent by the WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit to the UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Statement on the Situation in Tanah Papua (Indonesia)
The WCC Executive Committee expresses its deep concern for the deteriorating situation regarding human rights violations in Tanah Papua.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012