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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 IV. Statement on the Marikana-Lonmin Massacre in South Africa
Statement on the Marikana-Lonmin Massacre in South Africa, 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 Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany
Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Message to the Syrian churches
Members of the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches send a message to the Syrian churches expressing solidarity and concern over the violence and political turmoil in Syria from their meeting in Bossey, Switzerland from 14 to 17 February 2012
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Concern for the people of Egypt
"Our hopes and prayers are for the safety of citizens, for wisdom and compassion on the part of the authorities and for a non-violent and just resolution of conflicts and grievances", the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said 31 January 2011, commenting on the current situation in Egypt.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Message from WCC Executive Committee to Member Churches in Egypt
This message from the WCC's Executive committee to Member Churches in Egypt has been adopted by the Executive committee during its meeting in Bossey, Switzerland, 23-26 February 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2010
Document Minute on violence on Colombia
This minute on violence in Colombia has been adopted by the executive committee, meeting in Geneva, 23-26 February 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2010
Document Christmas Message 2008
From the World Council of Churches general secretary
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Letter requesting input to the Ecumenical Declaration on Just Peace
To: WCC Member Churches Members of Central Committee Associate Councils Christian World Communions Regional Ecumenical Organizations Specialized Ministries International Ecumenical Organizations
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Invitation to WCC member churches to pray for Zimbabwe
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters