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Document Ecumenical Water Network - Africa
Water for Life
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
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 Larnaca Declaration
Poor and oppressed people, who are at the margins of the world's concern, should be at the centre of Christian service, insisted the 300 participants in the 1986 global ecumenical consultation on interchurch aid in Larnaca, Cyprus. Diakonia, they said, is "liberating and transforming, suffering and empowering". Christian service cannot be separated from the struggle for justice and peace; therefore, advocacy, solidarity and sharing of skills are as essential to diakonia as the giving of money.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
Document Declaration of Commitment to human rights
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document Recommendations after DRC human rights workshop
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document São Paulo Statement: International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life
The WCC, WCRC and Council for World Mission (CWM) convened the Global Ecumenical Conference on a New Financial and Economic Architecture to engage diverse proponents, set criteria and framework and develop a plan of action and milestones towards constructing just, caring and sustainable global financial and economic structures.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document Southern African Jubilee Debt Summit Gauteng Declaration
This declaration was issued by delegates to the Southern African Debt Summit in Johannesburg, 21 March 1999: Jubilee 2000 Southern African Coalitions. Affirmed by delegates from: Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jubilee 2000 Afrika and Jubilee 2000 Coalitions from Latin America and Philippines.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document Statement on the Doha Outcome Document
Radical changes and tangible commitments from world leaders are needed if an equitable and sustainable global economic system is to be built, says an ecumenical delegation attending a UN conference on financing for development 29 November-02 December 2008.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document The Current Economic Crisis, its causes, its impact and possible alternatives
A lecture in honour of the late Rev. Joseph Wing given during the 33rd Assembly of The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - UCCSA-24th August,2009, Molepolole, Botswana
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document African Women's Statement on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology
We, African women of faith, church leaders, theologians and activists, enriched by contributions from our sisters from Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America, have gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 05-06 November 2007 to analyse the links between poverty, wealth and ecology in Africa, in deepening study and theological reflection on neoliberal economic globalisation, as part of the Alternative Globalisation addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm