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Document Civil and Political Rights, including questions of torture and detention;
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Human rights and Impunity
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 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 Expression of concern about developments in the Philippines
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Expression of concern on unrest in the province of Tarlac
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document Expression of concern on violation of the democratic rights of the Filipino
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
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 Final Report of the Public Issues Committee (adopted)
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2006
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 Human rights in the Philippines
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements