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Document Statement on outcome of UK referendum on EU membership
The WCC Central Committee invites all member churches to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for religious, political and community leaders in the UK, in Europe and around the world
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document Letter to WCC general secretary from Hieronymos, Archbishop of Athens, addressing the refugee crisis
Greece’s people are exhausted from years of economic crisis and the Orthodox church head there is pleading with the European Union to reconsider its decision to limit the refugees it is accepting.Archbishop Hieronymos wrote his impassioned letter for help to the general secretary of the WCC, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, appealing to international churches and the global community.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters to the WCC general secretary
Document Europe’s Response to the Refuge Crisis
Statement from the WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe.
Located in Resources / / Mission from the margins / Migration
Document Keynote by Dr Thomas de Maizière, German Federal Minister of the Interior
WCC/UN High Level Conference: Refugee Crisis in Europe
Located in Resources / / Mission from the margins / Migration
Document Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine
Statement on Economic Measures and Christian Responsibility toward Israel and Palestine, 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 CEC-WCC open letter to the European Union
Joint letter by the general secretaries of the WCC and the Conference of European Churches to the European Union about the situation in Greece.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Congratulations to European Union, recipient of 2012 Nobel Peace Prize
World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has congratulated the European Union for being the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Greetings to the CPCE General Assembly
WCC General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit Greetings to the CPCE General Assembly, 21 September 2012, Florence, Italy
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Follow-up on the adoption of NATO's Strategic Concept
Following up on their earlier calls for nuclear disarmament, four global, regional and national ecumenical organizations told leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union and Russia that NATO and its member states should seize the opportunity of the Defence and Deterrence Review in 2011 to take bold steps and end the anachronistic policy of nuclear sharing including the deployment of United States tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Joint declarations, statements and reflections
Document Minute on the Rights of Migrants and Migrant Workers
approved by the WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues