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Document Solidarity with workers in Iceland
In a letter to the Bishop of Iceland, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed the solidarity of the ecumenical fellowship with Iceland protests against taxation that serves the already affluent.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document COP21 High Level Dialogue
An address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on behalf of Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance
Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.
Located in Resources / / Diakonia / Economy of life
Document Economy of Life for All Now: An Ecumenical Action Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture
The document outlines action areas for churches in tackling public finance and debt, regulation of the financial sector and global economic governance with the aim of realizing ethical, democratic, just and sustainable financial and economic systems.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization
Document Report of the Finance Policy Committee
In recommending financial policies, the committee has aimed to ensure that the principles bear witness to our values of stewardship, accountability and economy of life, so that the policies may help us live out the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
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 VIII. Statement on the financial crisis
Statement on the current financial and economic crisis, with a focus on Greece, 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 Background paper on a New International Financial Architecture
FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE A background paper by Barry Herman
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document WCC/WCRC/CWM Preparatory Group Meeting
Remarks of the WCC general secretary on a New International Financial Architecture
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document AGAPE Consultation: Budapest Call for Climate Justice
A consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Europe organized by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in cooperation with churches in Hungary ended on Friday 12 November 2010 by adopting a "Budapest Call for Climate Justice".
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm