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Document Indigenous Peoples’ Programme Reference Group meeting December 2015
Communiqué: What is the medicine we are carrying with us as the Ecumenical movement embarks on a Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace?
Located in Resources / / Mission from the margins / Indigenous Peoples
Document Minute on Climate Justice
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 God of Life, Lead Us to Act
Poem written in response to the WCC 10th Assembly theme by Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines at a meeting of Asian delegates to the assembly.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Reflections on the assembly theme
Document Communiqué on peace and security in Asia
Church and ecumenical leaders from Asia gathered at the Bangkok Christian Guest House in Thailand from 2 to 5 August 2011, on the invitation of the WCC and CCA, to address emerging concerns in Asia, with a thematic focus on Peace and Security in Asia: Ecumenical Responses.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Release of detained Filipino health workers
In a letter to the President of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed appreciation for the release of forty-three health professionals and community health workers who were illegally arrested and had been imprisoned since 6 February 2010.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Living Letters visit to the Philippines
A team of church representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America made this statement at the end of a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society organizations in the Philippines.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document Extrajudicial killings of two lay ministers in the Philippines
In this 29 June 2010 letter to President-elect Benigno Aquino III, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit denounced the extrajudicial killings of Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, both lay ministers of the Philippine Independent Church.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Letter on abductions in the Philippines
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report
Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people
Document Joint Declaration of Indigenous Churches at UN Forum
Speaking on behalf of the World Council of Churches as well as indigenous church representatives from the Americas, Asia and Australia, William Chela presented a declaration at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues calling for recognition of the right to life, not only for people, but for Mother Earth, too.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Indigenous people