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Document 3rd International Conference on Minority Issues and Mission
Joint Statement by participants of the conference held at the Korean YMCA in Japan.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings
Document Minute on racial tensions in the United States of America
Reaction to the decision of the Grand Jury not to indict in the case of the killing of Michael Brown
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Cyprus, November 2014
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 Reflections on WCC 10th Assembly theme
Reflections of the theologians and activists representing the Just and Inclusive Communities Working Group – including the five areas Dalit Solidarity, Global Ecumenical Network on Migration (GEM), Ecumenical Disabilities Advocacy Network (EDAN), Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples, and Churches Overcoming racism, who met in Toronto, Canada, between 24-29 November 2012 under the theme: On the Way to Busan: Contributions from the Just and Inclusive Communities programme to the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in 2013.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
Document Statement on the doctrine of discovery and its enduring impact on Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Peoples have the oldest living cultures in the world. Three hundred to five hundred million Indigenous Peoples today live in over 72 countries around the world, and they comprise at least 5,000 distinct peoples. The ways of life, identities, well-being and very existence of Indigenous People are threatened by the continuing effects of colonization and national policies, regulations and laws that attempt to force them to assimilate into the cultures of majoritarian societies. A fundamental historical basis and legal precedent for these policies and laws is the "Doctrine of Discovery", the idea that Christians enjoy a moral and legal right based solely on their religious identity to invade and seize indigenous lands and to dominate Indigenous Peoples.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012
Document Racism against Afro-descendent minorities in Latin America and the Caribbean
A call to churches worldwide to educate people about racism, this declaration was made by church leaders from across the Americas and Caribbean at the end of a conference held 22-24 June 2011 in Managua, Nicaragua.
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism
Document GPTR 2010 Aide memoire
Aide memoire of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
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 Global Platform for Theological Reflection 2010
Report of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
Document Sheena Duncan
Condolence message by WCC general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes