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Génesis del documento

Reconociendo que todos vivimos en sociedades multirreligiosas, los dirigentes de las iglesias africanas, reunidos en Addis Abeba (Etiopía) durante el taller regional de 2016 de la Comisión de las Iglesias para Asuntos Internacionales (CIAI) sobre “Registro de nacimientos y leyes de nacionalidad discriminatorias por razón de género en África”, subrayaron la necesidad de formular estrategias y afirmaciones interconfesionales en nuestra labor de promoción de los derechos humanos de los apátridas.

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Belonging - Affirmations for Faith Leaders

Background

Genesis of the document

Recognising that we all live in multi-religious societies, African church leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the 2016 World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) regional workshop on “Birth Registration and Gender Discriminatory Nationality Laws in Africa”, stressed the need to develop inter-faith strategies and affirmations in our advocacy work for the human rights of stateless people.

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Iniciativa de Pascua 2021: Acciones de sensibilización

La anexión de facto es hoy una realidad en los lugares por los que pasó Jesús hace dos mil años. Mediante esta iniciativa de Pascua queremos poner de relieve la situación en Tierra Santa. Si bien es posible que la amenaza de una anexión formal del territorio palestino ocupado en Cisjordania haya disminuido temporalmente, la ocupación sigue teniendo un profundo impacto negativo en las vidas, los medios de sustento y los derechos humanos del pueblo palestino.

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Advocacy Outline - WCC Easter Initiative 2021

De-facto annexation is a reality today where Jesus walked 2000 years ago. With this Easter initiative we want to highlight the situation in the Holy Land – though the threat of formal annexation of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank may have temporarily receded, occupation continues to profoundly and negatively impact the lives, livelihoods, and human rights of the Palestinian people.

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Address of Dr Fernard de Varennes-UN special rapporteur on Minority Issues to the Ecumenical Strategic Forum on Racism

At an Ecumenical Strategic Forum, convened by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 9-10 May, religious leaders examined the painful history of racism and also asked difficult questions about how churches may be accountable for racism today. Dr Fernard de Varennes, United Nations special rapporteur on Minority Issues, reflected that, just in the last few weeks, horrific massacres have occurred in a mosque in New Zealand, in churches and other targets in Sri Lanka, and in a synagogue in the United States. “There are many, too many more examples in recent years,” said de Varennes. “It saddens and disturbs me to say that intolerance of the other has almost become a new normal in some societies, often linked perhaps to insecurity, unease, the zeitgeist of our times being one perhaps of fear for the future – and as history unfortunately has shown much too often religious and other minorities are often used as scapegoats.”

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"Remembering the legacy" - Baldwin Sjollema

At an Ecumenical Strategic Forum, convened by the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 9-10 May, religious leaders examined the painful history of racism and also asked difficult questions about how churches may be accountable for racism today. Baldwin Sjollema, first director of the WCC Programme to Combat Racism, said that, today, many do not know or have forgotten about the past. “We seek to forget rather than to remember,” said Sjollema. “There is no doubt that the issue of refugees and asylum, of hospitality to and solidarity with people of different races, religions, cultures and sexual identities are part and parcel of the racism and discrimination today.”

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Freedom of religion or belief - A guide to biblical insights

The World Council of Churches has published “Freedom of Religion or Belief: A guide to biblical insights or Belief,” as part of online training offered through the Freedom of Religion or Belief Learning Platform. The guide offers reflections and focus questions on how the Bible speaks of human rights, human dignity, universalism and other subjects. It also explores the Bible and the concept of justice, as well as the importance of the freedom to have, choose, change, or leave a religion.

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