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Document Shock at assassination of Pakistan government minister Bhatti
In a letter to the prime minister of Pakistan, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) expressed «great shock and dismay» at the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistan government minister for Minority Affairs. Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit noted that reports indicate that Mr Bhatti was «assassinated by religious extremists because he was critical of the controversial blasphemy law in Pakistan.»
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Document Statement from the WCC conference on Racism Today
Statement from the WCC conference on Racism Today and the Rationale for continued ecumenical engagement, Cleveland, Ohio, 26-29 August 2010
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism
Document South African response to Kairos Palestine Document
A South African Christian response to the Palestinian Kairos Document: An Easter 2010 message from South Africa to Palestine
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Document Rio report - Re-visioning justice from the margins
Report of a continuing conversation among theologians representing the concerns of people living with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, Dalits and those struggling against racism, on churches becoming and effecting just and inclusive communities, August 2008.
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Document Minute on the responsibility of churches for communities enduring anti-Christian violence
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Statement on the misuse of the Blasphemy Law and the security of religious minorities in Pakistan
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2009 / Report on Public Issues
Document Letter to the president of Pakistan
The World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia appeals to Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to "ensure the safety and security" of Christians in the Punjab province, where three attacks against Christian communities were carried by militant Islamic groups in the last two months. He also demands that the government "take necessary actions against the perpetrators".
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Document Attacks on Roma families in Belfast
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism
Document "...and who is my neighbour?"
Opening Sermon at Thanksgiving Worship, Doorn, Utrecht, Holland, 14 June.
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Document The Changing Ecclesial Context: Impact of Migration on Living Together
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Migration and social justice