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Document Peace and Peacemaking as an Interfaith and Ecumenical Vocation - An Orthodox View
By Rev. Dr Emmanuel Clapsis, Holy Cross – Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, USA
Located in Resources / / Middle East peace / "Promised Land" - International theological conference, Bern/Switzerland, 10-14 September 2008
Document Understanding the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine
These questions and answers explain the background of the Minute on Economic Measures for Peace in Israel/Palestine adopted by the WCC Central Committee in February 2005.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Statement on Christian presence and witness in the Middle East
A statement issued by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches at the international and ecumenical conference on "Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East" from 21 – 25 May 2013 at the Notre-Dame du Mont Monastery, Lebanon.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Letter to the UN Secretary General on Iraq
Open letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, expressing concern over the fate of hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic groups being killed and forced to flee from their ancestral land in Iraq by radical combatants from the so-called “Islamic State”.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq
An open letter to the WCC member churches in Northern Iraq by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the WCC, soliciting prayers for the Christians, the church communities and all the suffering people on the Plain of Nineveh in northern Iraq, as well as the surrounding region. Reports in recent days have confirmed the forced displacement and indiscriminate killing of Christians, Yazidis, and members of other vulnerable religious and ethnic communities in Iraq as the result of military attacks by the “Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham” (ISIS).
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Report on an international consultation on "Christians and Muslims in dialogue and beyond"
An international consultation on "Christians and Muslims in Dialogue and Beyond" took place in Geneva, 16-18 October 2002, hosted by the World Council of Churches. It brought together representatives of major international Muslim and Christian organisations, scholars and people active in the work of local Christian and Muslim communities.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation / Interreligious trust and respect
Document Group III: Striving together in seeking justice and overcoming violence
An international consultation on "Christians and Muslims in Dialogue and Beyond" took place in Geneva, 16-18 October 2002, hosted by the World Council of Churches. It brought together representatives of major international Muslim and Christian organisations, scholars and people active in the work of local Christian and Muslim communities.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious trust and respect / Report on an international consultation on "Christians and Muslims in dialogue and beyond"
Document WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary)
This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Peace-building (country/region focuses)
Document Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis: Communique
The WCC, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria and the Evangelical Church in Germany jointly hosted a Church Leaders' Consultation on the European Refugee Crisis, on 29 October 2015.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document 1991 Urgent Appeal to the Leaders of the World by the Heads of the Christian Communities of the Holy Land
From Jerusalem, the City of Peace, we, the Heads of the Christian Communities of the Holy Land, address this urgent appeal to you.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other ecumenical bodies