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Document "Our life and our death are with our neighbour”: Commemorating a genocide, affirming our common humanity
“Our life and our death are with our neighbour” – this is a spiritual affirmation from the Christian tradition which we owe to Saint Anthony, a monk from Egypt of the third and fourth century. This is our common legacy from the early years of Armenia and its Christian history. To be human is to be part of the one humanity. From the first day of our life we depend on others. Today we are reminded in a dramatic way that belonging to one another is our destiny, for better or for worse. The gift of life together includes our responsibility for one another. This is a matter of being human, created by God for fellowship and unity.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document "Week of Impunity" in the Middle East
WCC calls international attention to situation in the Middle East
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Middle East
Document A just and lasting peace in the Great Lakes Region
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa
Document Commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Europe
Document Condemning attacks on Holy Martyrs Church of Deir Zor
Letter from WCC general secretary to Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia and Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, condemning attacks on the sacred sanctuary of the Holy Martyrs Church of Deir Zor, Syria.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document ECtHR judgment in case of Perinçek v. Switzerland
WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit's letter to Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga, General Secretariat, Federal Department of Justice and Police, Bern, Switzerland.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Ecumenical Considerations on Jewish-Christian Dialogue
In 1975 the Consultation on the Church and the Jewish People (CCJP) voted to begin the process that has borne fruit in these Ecumenical Considerations on Jewish-Christian dialogue. The first step was to request preparatory papers from the various regions with experience in Jewish-Christian dialogue. When the Central Committee adopted "Guidelines on Dialogue" in 1979, work on developing specific suggestions for Jewish-Christian dialogue began and, after a period of drafting and revisions, a draft was presented for comments to the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC), the CCJP's primary Jewish dialogue partner. After discussion in the DFI Working Group in 1980, a revised draft was circulated among interested persons in the churches and comments solicited. Many and substantial comments and suggestions were received. When it met in London Colney, England, in June 1981, the CCJP adopted its final revisions and submitted them to the DFI Working Group, which adopted them at its meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 2 January 1982, having made its own revisions at a few points. On the advice of the February 1982 WCC Executive Committee, various concerned member churches and various members of the CCJP were further consulted in order to revise and re-order the text. The result, "Ecumenical Considerations on Jewish-Christian Dialogue", was "received and commended to the churches for study and action" by the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches at Geneva on 16 July 1982.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation / Interreligious trust and respect
Document Letter to WCC member churches in the DR Congo
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa
Document Message from the World Council of Churches to the Churches in Uganda
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa
Document Minute on 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
The Minute on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was adopted by the WCC 10th Assembly as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Adopted documents & statements