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Document Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting
The second meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), following the 2006 Porto Alegre Assembly took place in Cuba from 15-20 March 2009.
Located in Resources / / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs / Commission on International Affairs - Policy
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
Document Punishing the victims of persecution: Churches speak out on detention
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Migration and social justice
Document Australia - Expression of concern about treatment of asylum seekers
Located in Resources / / Regional concerns / Asia
Document The Unity of the Church: Gift and Calling - The Canberra Statement
This text developed by Faith and Order is another of the "unity statements" adopted by WCC Assemblies over the years. It is one attempt to indicate the elements of "full communion" among churches.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / I. Unity: The Church and its mission