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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 Greetings to D.R. Congo human rights workshop
"The work of the churches in the DRC to alleviate the humanitarian crisis, promote a peaceful resolution to the conflict and advocate for an end to the violations of human rights, is admirable," WCC Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit wrote in a message delivered to church leaders and government representatives at a workshop on human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 13 April 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document US-Russia nuclear arms reduction treaty
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's comment on the signing of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) by Presidents Medvedev and Obama in Prague, 8 April 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Statement on sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on just finance and the economy of life
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The WCC Central Committee called on the Israeli government to freeze and begin to dismantle settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. It also encouraged a commitment to non-violence and peace negotiations, and reiterated the need for an international boycott of products and services from settlements.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on eco-justice and ecological debt
The Central Committee of the WCC recognizes the need for a drastic transformation at all levels in life and society in order to end the ecological indebtedness and restoring right relationships between peoples and between people and the earth.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on caste-based discrimination
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Minute on the situation facing the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Minute on the responsibility of churches for communities enduring anti-Christian violence
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues