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Title EffectiveDate document_type document_owner Description
The Gift of Being 28 June 2016 Report Central Committee Called to Be a Church of All and for All
Statement from Inclusive Development Planning Forum 12 February 2015 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes Statement from Inclusive Development Planning Forum, sponsored by the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network representing Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) and churches implementing development programs, held in Nairobi Kenya.
Communique from EDAN Peru meeting 09 September 2014 Report WCC Programmes Communique from seminars and workshops held between 6 to 9 September by Coalition EDAN-MUR, representing Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network in Latin America and Urban and Rural Mission (MUR) of Peru, in Lima and Chiclayo.
EDAN women's conference in Johannesburg 08 March 2013 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes An EDAN conference on "violence against women and children with disabilities" was held from 27 February to 2 March 2013 in Johannesburg.
GPTR 2010 Aide memoire 08 June 2011 Report WCC Programmes Aide memoire of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
Global Platform for Theological Reflection 2010 15 October 2010 Report WCC Programmes Report of the Global Platform for Theological Reflection meeting in Bucharest, Romania, 4-10 October 2010.
Rio report - Re-visioning justice from the margins 11 November 2009 Report WCC Programmes 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.
WCC and new and emerging technologies 01 January 2008 S WCC Programmes The author of this e-book, Dr Gregor Wolbring is a member of CAC/ISO - Canadian Advisory Committees for the International Organization for Standardization, section TC229 Nanotechnologies; a former member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO; a Disabled People's International Bioethics Taskforce Chair; a biochemist, health researcher, and a researcher on ethics, sociology and governance of emerging technology researcher, and disability/ability studies. This e-book is not an official WCC publication but a discussion paper.
La Paz report - Just and inclusive communities 03 May 2007 R WCC Programmes Representing the experiences, perspectives and visions of different excluded groups, a select group of 25 theologians from many parts of the world gathered in La Paz, Bolivia during May 2007, perhaps for the first time, to articulate their visions of the world and the church. Their attempt was to identify the possible thematic directions for the new programme - Just and Inclusive Communities - that brings together WCC's ongoing work in the areas of Overcoming racism, Ecumenical Disabilities Advocates Network, Indigenous Peoples and Dalit Solidarity.
Sermon at Chaoyang Church, Beijing 19 November 2006 S General Secretary
Ecumenical encounter on violence and disability 25 October 2006 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes Statement by the participants of an ecumenical encounter on violence and disability in Argentina (available only in Spanish)
IVth Latin American consultation on disability 25 October 2006 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes Message to the churches of Latin America
Statement from EDAN Middle East consultation 25 June 2006 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes Representatives of persons with different disabilities and church disability workers came together from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine representing different church traditions among them Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical.
CCA workshop, Seoul, Korea 13 June 2006 Report WCC Programmes EDAN-CCA workshop on Asian ecumenical process on life and peace for people with disability
Bangkok workshop statement 29 May 2006 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes By participants (representing 8 national councils and ecumenical partners) of a workshop on the "Ecumenical Agenda of Churches in Solidarity with Differently-Abled Persons" under the auspices of the Christian Conference of Asia and EDAN.
Workshop on disability discourse for theological colleges, Bangalore, India 28 May 2006 Report WCC Programmes Organized by ETE-WCC/CCA, EDAN & SATHRI
Statement and recommendations from EDAN Bangalore workshop 28 May 2006 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes By the participants of an International Workshop on Disability Discourse for Theological Colleges held in India.
Changing religious and cultural context (Ecumenical conversations) 16 February 2006 B Assembly "Changing religious and cultural context" : In a time of globalization, violence, ideological polarization, fragmentation and exclusion, what is the importance of Christian mission? This Ecumenical Conversation will offer the opportunity to reflect on the message of the gospel and methods of mission in such a context.
EDAN pre-Assembly event, Porto Alegre, Brazil 13 February 2006 Report WCC Programmes
EDAN Pre-Assembly statement 13 February 2006 Statement: public statement WCC Programmes The Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN) in its first ever pre-assembly convocation issued this statement.
EDAN reference group meeting 2005 01 January 2005 Report WCC Programmes Lidingo Conference Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Globalization and disability 06 November 2004 WCC Programmes
Persons with disabilites and globalization - the case of youth 06 November 2004 WCC Programmes
Disability and economic globalization 06 November 2004 WCC Programmes
Motswedi Rehabilitation Centre 06 November 2004 WCC Programmes
Disability and globalization, Johannesburg, South Africa 06 November 2004 WCC Programmes
NEPAD 05 November 2004 WCC Programmes
EDAN memorandum of understanding 01 September 2004 Policy document WCC Programmes Memorandum of understanding between the WCC and the AACC on the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network
Workshop on disability discourse for theological colleges, Kenya 21 August 2004 Report WCC Programmes
Mental health 01 April 2004 B WCC Programmes
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) 20 February 2004 A Executive committee
Interdisciplinary course on disability for B.D/M.Div degree programme 01 January 2004 WCC Programmes
Special course on disability for B.D./M.Div. degree programme 01 January 2004 WCC Programmes
Summary report 01 December 2003 Report WCC Programmes By Samuel Kabue
European consultation, Netherlands 13 October 2003 Report WCC Programmes EDAN European consultation of people with a disability
EDAN global meeting, Netherlands 10 October 2003 Report WCC Programmes
A Church of All and for All - An interim statement 02 September 2003 S Central Committee There has been a growing awareness that persons with disabilities invite the Church to explore anew the understanding of the Gospel and the nature of the Church. This interim statement, drafted with participation from the Faith and Order Commission, offers pointers and insights on major theological themes. It is hoped that it will also help the churches address inclusion, active participation and full involvement in the spiritual and social life of the church in particular and society in general.
A Church of All and for All 02 September 2003 Central Committee A Church of All and for All - An interim statement
Reference group meeting, Thailand 16 March 2003 Report WCC Programmes
Padare offerings 02 September 2002 Central Committee
Reference group and regional coordinators meeting, Cartigny, Geneva 05 October 2001 Report WCC Programmes
First global meeting, Kenya 08 December 1999 Report WCC Programmes
Being Together Under the Cross in Africa 14 December 1998 Message Assembly The Message of the WCC 8th Assembly
EDAN constitution 01 January 1970 Policy document WCC Programmes Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network