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Document Conference on Combatting Intolerance and Discrimination, with a Focus on Discrimination based on Religion or Belief
Speech by WCC president for Europe, Archbishop emeritus Dr Anders Wejryd
Located in Resources / Documents / WCC presidents
Document WCC expresses grave concern for Rohingya people in Myanmar
The World Council of Churches (WCC) expresses its concern about the situation of the Rohingya people and the circumstances in Rakhine state that have forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and country. According to UN and reputable media reports, some 379,000 Rohingya people have sought refuge in Bangladesh since 25 August, fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
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Document Is religion discriminatory?
Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's panel contribution during a conference at a cultural center in Trondheim, Norway.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document The protection needs of minorities from Syria and Iraq
The protection needs of minorities from Syria and Iraq
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document 3rd International Conference on Minority Issues and Mission
Joint Statement by participants of the conference held at the Korean YMCA in Japan.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq
Statement on the current situation in Mosul, Iraq, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2014
Document Statement on the Politicization of Religion and Rights of Religious Minorities
Adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements
Document VII. Minute on reconciliation and peace building in Myanmar
Minute on churches’ participation in reconciliation and peace building amidst ethnic conflicts in Myanmar 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 Religious minorities and rights for religious freedom
We, the participants of the International Study Consultation on Freedom of Religion and the Rights of Religious Minorities - drawn from churches, church related organisations, academia, civil society and human rights organisations and the legal profession in 23 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe - met in Istanbul, Turkey as part of an international study consultation organised by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches. The Consultation analysed the situations of rights of religious minorities and freedom of religion in various contexts.
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity
Document Minute on Peace and Security in South Asia
Public statement by the WCC Executive Committee at its meeting held 12-16 September in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Addis Ababa, September 2011