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Document Being church and overcoming racism: It's time for transformative justice
Presented at the Plenary on Being Church and Overcoming Racism of the WCC Central Committee meeting in 2002.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Geneva, 2002
Document Black Lives Matter!
As part of the WCC Central Committee’s plenary session on the pilgrimage of justice and peace, Rev. Waltrina Middleton offered these remarks.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document Changing social and economic context (Ecumenical conversations)
"Changing social and economic context" : Poverty threatens life and human dignity. It is not a destiny, but the very result of the methods and structures of wealth creation and distribution of wealth in individual societies and worldwide. Inequality increases not by accident, but by the way economic and political processes are structured and function. Poverty undermines the very basis of life of billions of children, women and men who are denied not only the benefits of growing wealth, but even of access to basic necessities of life.
Located in Resources / / 3. Preparatory and background documents / Ecumenical conversations
Document Congo: Appeals for international efforts for peace
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Africa
Document Dalit Solidarity Peoples (DSP): the vision
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Dalits
Document Do Just This – Protect Life!
Bible study on Genesis 2:4b-17 by Jione Havea for the WCC Assembly, 31 October 2013: The God of life created human beings from the earth with God’s breath of life. The very nature of human life is in connection with God and creation. God entrusted us with the mission to look after the garden of life and forbad us to eat the fruits that tempt us to be like the Almighty God. The opening Bible study is a reflection on the nature of life and how to celebrate, sustain and affirm it in relation to the theme of the assembly. Diverse contextual readings of the text are possible.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Bible studies
Document Dossier: Understanding racism today
A revised and expanded version of a dossier produced for the WCC Harare Assembly, 1998
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism
Document Europe needs repentance - a European value from the Reformation?
Presentation by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at the Wider Outlook Works Festival in Halle, Germany.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document From solidarity to accountability
Letter to the WCC 8th Assembly from the women and men of the Decade Festival of the Churches in Solidarity with Women
Located in Resources / / WCC Assembly / Harare, 1998
Document General secretary's report
Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia: Celebrating Life - a festa da vida
Located in Resources / / 2. Plenary presentations / Moderator's & general secretary's reports