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1989 Christmas Statement by the Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem
Further statements from the Heads of Churches and Christian Communities in Jerusalem are available in Jerusalem Testament: Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008 by Melanie May (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)
Biotechnology
1989 Statement by the Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem
This statement is signed by: - His Beatitude Diodoros I Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem - His Beafitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch - His Beatitude Yeghishe Derderian, Armenian Orthodox Patriarch - Very Rev. Father Carlo Cecchitelli, of m, Custos of the Holy Land - His Exc. Amba Basilios, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Mar Dionysios Behnam Jijawi, Syrian Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Msgr Lutfi Laham, Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarcal Vicar - Right Rev. Samir Kafity, Bishop of the Episcopalian Church - Right Rev. Naim Nasr, Bishop ot the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Appeal to the UN secretary general on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
1988 Statement by the Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem
Further statements from the Heads of Churches and Christian Communities in Jerusalem are available in Jerusalem Testament: Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008 by Melanie May (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)
Guidelines for Sharing
"Guidelines for sharing", in Sharing for Life, the report of the El Escorial consultation. 1987
Larnaca Declaration
Poor and oppressed people, who are at the margins of the world's concern, should be at the centre of Christian service, insisted the 300 participants in the 1986 global ecumenical consultation on interchurch aid in Larnaca, Cyprus. Diakonia, they said, is "liberating and transforming, suffering and empowering". Christian service cannot be separated from the struggle for justice and peace; therefore, advocacy, solidarity and sharing of skills are as essential to diakonia as the giving of money.
AIDS and the Churches
Adopted by the WCC Executive Committee’s at its meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland 15-19 September 1986
Executive Committee statement
Statement of the WCC Executive Committee, after having received a report on the consultation held in Geneva in June 1986 on "AIDS and the Church as a Healing Community".
Study I: Living in a Religiously Plural World
Study VIII: Community
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study VII: Spirituality
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study VI: Witness in a Religiously Plural World
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study V: The Experience of Salvation
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study IV: Jesus Christ
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study III: Scriptures
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study II: Creation
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Introduction
The study guide My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Study guide: My Neighbour's Faith and Mine
The study guide, My Neighbour's Faith and Mine: Theological discoveries through interfaith dialogue, was published by the WCC in 1986. Since then it has been translated into numerous languages and used widely.
Statement on the Middle East