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Documents related to an Economy of life for all

Ecumenical documents related to an Economy of life for all
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A moment of truth in Davos: Address inequality now 20 January 2017 General Secretary Message The 2017 World Economic Forum has to some extent had a moment of truth: Economic globalization has created many problems and even conflicts that are now worrying for “the state of the world”.
Solidarity with workers in Iceland 14 April 2016 General Secretary Statement: letter In a letter to the Bishop of Iceland, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed the solidarity of the ecumenical fellowship with Iceland protests against taxation that serves the already affluent.
The role of religion in sustainable development and peace 17 February 2016 General Secretary Lecture - Speech Speech given by the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit at Partners for Change: Religions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 February 2016.
COP21 High Level Dialogue 08 December 2015 General Secretary Lecture - Speech An address by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit on behalf of Faith-Based Organizations at the United Nations climate summit in Paris.
An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance 29 November 2015 WCC Programmes Statement: public statement Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.
Prayer for Everyone, Ecumenical Centre, September 2015 23 September 2015 WCC Programmes Liturgical text A special service organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at the Ecumenical Centre chapel in Geneva, Switzerland, dedicated prayers to the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Theological Reflection on Economy of Life 28 November 2014 WCC Programmes Sermon Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014.
Report of the Finance Policy Committee 08 July 2014 Central Committee Report In recommending financial policies, the committee has aimed to ensure that the principles bear witness to our values of stewardship, accountability and economy of life, so that the policies may help us live out the pilgrimage of justice and peace.
The Message from Mainz – German Ecumenical Assembly 2014 05 May 2014 Other ecumenical bodies Message ”The Future We Want – Life, not Destruction”
Greetings to the Ecumenical Assembly 2014 in Mainz 05 May 2014 General Secretary Message WCC general secretary's greetings to the Ecumenical Assembly 2014 in Mainz, Germany, held from 30 April to 4 May, addressing the theme “The future we desire – Life not destruction”.
Ecumenical Conversations Report 10 February 2014 Assembly Report Reports, Affirmations and Challenges from the Ecumenical Conversations at the WCC 10th Assembly
Prayer of renewal and blessing, related to SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production 01 October 2013 WCC Programmes Liturgical text From Hallelujah! (AWPC © 2013 WCC)
Struggles for Justice in an Ambiguous World 15 July 2013 Assembly S Bible study on 1 Kings 21:1-22 by Sarojini Nadar for the WCC Assembly, 6 November 2013: The story of Naboth’s vineyard challenges the concept of justice in our society. It introduces God’s justice for the affirmation of life, a measure beyond the economic logic of King Ahab in the name of efficiency and productivity. The text can also guide us in dealing with current issues of injustice in the global market and in discerning how to live out God’s justice to safeguard life.
São Paulo Statement: International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life 05 October 2012 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S The WCC, WCRC and Council for World Mission (CWM) convened the Global Ecumenical Conference on a New Financial and Economic Architecture to engage diverse proponents, set criteria and framework and develop a plan of action and milestones towards constructing just, caring and sustainable global financial and economic structures.
VIII. Statement on the financial crisis 04 September 2012 Central Committee S Statement on the current financial and economic crisis, with a focus on Greece, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Prayers related to SDG7 Sustainable Energy 01 September 2012 WCC Programmes Liturgical text 1 September to 4 October is Time for Creation. As 2012 was the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the WCC collected some thematic prayers on this theme.
Background paper on a New International Financial Architecture 29 August 2012 WCC Programmes B FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC NEEDS AND GLOBAL FINANCIAL ARCHITECTURE A background paper by Barry Herman
IEPC common prayers for justice in the marketplace 21 May 2011 WCC Programmes Liturgical text From the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation, held in Kingston, Jamaica 17 to 25 May 2011.
Climate Justice and Human Rights 17 May 2011 WCC Programmes L Presentation on Climate Justice and Human Rights by Theodor Rathgeber at the meeting of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change held immediately before the IEPC in Kingston.
Statement on the Millenium Development Goals 15 June 2010 WCC Programmes S
Statement on just finance and the economy of life 02 September 2009 Central Committee S
The Current Economic Crisis, its causes, its impact and possible alternatives 24 August 2009 WCC Programmes Lecture - Speech A lecture in honour of the late Rev. Joseph Wing given during the 33rd Assembly of The United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - UCCSA-24th August,2009, Molepolole, Botswana
Ecclesial and Social Visions of Indigenous Peoples Consultation Report 24 June 2009 WCC Programmes R Around 35 theologians and leaders representing communities, churches and organizations of indigenous peoples in 16 countries in many parts of the world attended a consultation from 21-26 October, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines. This consultation was called in response to a proposal by the Ninth General Assembly of the WCC to facilitate the theological contributions of indigenous peoples to enrich the life and work of the WCC. In solidarity with the struggles of the largest indigenous peoples' population in Asia, Baguio City in the Philippines was chosen as the context for this theological conversation.
Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting 19 June 2009 Commission on International Affairs R 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.
Letter to G20 countries on the current crisis 27 March 2009 General Secretary Letter from the WCC general secretary to Gordon Brown and other G20 representatives and the United Nations.
For a new economic and social model 02 February 2009 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC)
Statement on the Doha Outcome Document 29 November 2008 WCC Programmes S Radical changes and tangible commitments from world leaders are needed if an equitable and sustainable global economic system is to be built, says an ecumenical delegation attending a UN conference on financing for development 29 November-02 December 2008.
Statement on the global financial crisis 14 November 2008 General Secretary S
Statement from the International Consultation on the Ecclesial and Social Visions of the Indigenous Peoples 26 October 2008 WCC Programmes S Statement of solidarity with the indigenous peoples and condemnation of the enforced disappearance of James Balao
Peace in the Market Place 26 June 2008 WCC Programmes Paper presented at the AGAPE Reference Group meeting, 26 June 2008
Food and faith 05 June 2008 General Secretary S
Dar es Salaam Statement on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology 09 November 2007 WCC Programmes S Statement by the Alternative Globalisation Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) Consultation on Linking Poverty, Wealth and Ecology: Africa Ecumenical Perspectives 07-09 November 2007, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Voices from Dar Es Salaam 06 November 2007 WCC Programmes A Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007.
African Women's Statement on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology 06 November 2007 WCC Programmes S We, African women of faith, church leaders, theologians and activists, enriched by contributions from our sisters from Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America, have gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 05-06 November 2007 to analyse the links between poverty, wealth and ecology in Africa, in deepening study and theological reflection on neoliberal economic globalisation, as part of the Alternative Globalisation addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process.
For an "Ubuntu" experience in global economy 05 November 2007 WCC Programmes A Report by Marcelo Schneider from the AGAPE (Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth) consultation held in Dar Es Salaam, 5-9 November 2007.
Church role in secularized societies 01 June 2007 General Secretary Lecture - Speech Address by Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, WCC general secretary, at Meeting with representatives of the Estonian Council of Churches, in Tallinn, Estonia, 1 June 2007.
The Right to Education in Pakistan 21 April 2006 Central Committee S
The situation of human rights in Papua, Indonesia 09 March 2006 Central Committee R
Philippines 07 March 2006 General Secretary S
Statement on UN Reform 24 February 2006 Central Committee R
Statement on Latin America 23 February 2006 Central Committee A
Yashpal Tandon presentation 16 February 2006 Assembly L
Vsevolod Chaplin presentation 16 February 2006 Assembly L
Veronica Araújo presentation 16 February 2006 Assembly Lecture - Speech Plenary on economic justice. Prof. Veronica Araújo coordinates the work of the Focolare Movement's Centre for Dialogue with Culture.
Teruango Beneteri presentation 16 February 2006 Assembly L
Nancy Cardoso presentation 16 February 2006 Assembly L
Alternative globalization addressing people and earth - AGAPE 14 February 2006 Assembly R "Alternative globalization addressing people and earth - A call to love and action" : Prepared by the WCC commission for Justice, Peace and Creation, this call "to love and action" invites the churches to act together for transformation of economic injustice and to continue analyzing and reflecting on challenges of economic globalization and the link between wealth and poverty.
World Trade Game 01 January 2006 WCC Programmes B The World Trade Game was initially developed in the 1990s by Action Aid, the global anti-poverty development organization. Its strength is its simplicity. Six groups of players represent two rich, two middle-income and two poor countries and each group has different resources and technological potential. National resources are represented as paper whilst technology becomes scissors, pens, rulers, etc. They manufacture shapes from paper, trade the shapes for money through a commodity trader and may also trade amongst themselves in raw materials (paper), technology (scissors, ruler, etc), skills and labour.
On the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol 09 December 2005
Respect for people and nature 27 September 2005 General Secretary M
Pastoral Letter to the G8 20 May 2005 General Secretary S
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Indonesia-West Papua 22 April 2005 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) A
Memorandum to the UN secrtary-general 21 April 2005 General Secretary S
"In Larger Freedom" High-Level Panel Report on Threats, Challenges and 21 April 2005 General Secretary S
AGAPE background document 01 March 2005 WCC Programmes B
NEPAD 05 November 2004 WCC Programmes
Statement by the WCC, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund 22 October 2004 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S
The economy of communion and justice: a suggestion 12 September 2004 WCC Programmes L Presentation at the Focolare convention, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Italy 9-12 September, 2004.
Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol 04 September 2003 General Secretary S
Statement on Europe 02 September 2003 Central Committee B
Latin American consultation on faith, economics and society 30 April 2003 WCC Programmes M
Youth and globalization seminar 27 April 2003 WCC Programmes M
Water for life - streams of justice 01 September 2002 WCC Programmes B
Minute on the renegotiation of the Compacts of Free Association between the U.S.A. and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands 26 August 2002 Central Committee Statement: minute Adopted by the Central Committee, Geneva, 26 August - 3 September 2002.
International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), Monterrey, Mexico, 18-22 March 2002 18 March 2002 General Secretary S
Staying engaged for justice 01 January 2002 WCC Programmes M
Beyond 11 September: Assessing Global Implications 29 November 2001 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) B
Dossier: Economic Globalization - A critical view and an alternative vision 01 August 2001 WCC Programmes B
NGOs call on the UN to withdraw endorsement of "A Better World for All" document 28 June 2000 WCC Programmes M
There are alternatives to globalization 01 June 2000 WCC Programmes B
The time to act is now! 01 June 2000 WCC Programmes S
Iraq - Appeal to the UN Security Council to lift sanctions with direct and indiscriminate effect on the civilian population 18 February 2000 General Secretary S
"Justice, the heart of the matter" 31 January 2000 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) S
Yaoundé declaration 12 January 2000 WCC Programmes A sub-regional seminar on "Debt in Central Africa" was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 10 to 12 January 2000. The seminar falls within the framework of the Accra, Lomé, Johannesburg and Lusaka meetings. It was jointly organised by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the Federation of Protestant Churches and Missions of Cameroon (FEMEC) and the Ecumenical Service for Peace (SeP), Cameroon. Apart from nationals of Central African countries and Mauritius, the seminar equally saw the participation of resource persons from various organisations of the North and the South that advocate debt cancellation (Eurodad, Uganda Debt Network, Jubilee 2000 South Africa, Jubilee 2000 London Africa Initiative). There was a consensus on the following leading ideas: 1. The debt of poor countries should be completely cancelled! This is a main prerequisite for poverty and misery alleviation and for regaining their dignity; 2. The struggle for debt cancellation is a struggle for social justice. It aims to free the human person from the yoke of everlasting economic domination and slavery. The fight concerns all of us. All the components of civil society, without exclusion, should contribute to the fight; 3. Debt is not only an economic problem. It is a fundamentally moral and ethical problem which requires various solutions -political, legal and social.
Statement on the debt crisis 09 June 1999 S
WCC dossier on globalization and debt 01 June 1999 WCC Programmes B
Lusaka declaration 29 May 1999 WCC Programmes A
Message on the occasion of Earth Day 22 April 1999 General Secretary M
Tegucigalpa declaration 27 January 1999 WCC Programmes S Declaration from a meeting with Latin American and Caribbean Jubilee 2000 coalitions (Honduras, January 1999).
Debt issue: a jubilee call 01 December 1998 Assembly P
Together on the Way: 5.2. The Debt Issue: A jubilee call to end the stranglehold of debt on impoverished peoples 30 November 1998 Assembly S
The effects of globalization on culture in Africa in the eyes of an African woman 01 January 1998 WCC Programmes A Economic growth without social and cultural justice cannot be our idea of development. It is imperative that development is measured in terms of the quality of human life, which can be reflected in, for example, better education, health and life expectancy for every single member of society. This is only possible if men and women are equally empowered, in theory and in practice. And the North has a crucial role to play in this process. Anything that falls short of restoring peoples' dignity, sense of identity, continuity and security should never be accepted. Africa needs to learn to respect the dissenting voice of its own people.
Guidelines for Sharing 30 October 1987 Wider ecumenical movement (incl WCC) P "Guidelines for sharing", in Sharing for Life, the report of the El Escorial consultation. 1987