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WCC policy on Palestine and Israel 1948-2016 (summary)

This document is a summary and synthesis of policy positions on key issues pertaining to the situation in Palestine and Israel adopted by governing bodies of the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 1948 to 2016. It addresses major themes in these policy positions, but does not pretend to full comprehensiveness. The document has no official standing itself; for the official authoritative positions, the original policy documents referred to should be consulted directly.

WCC Programmes

Greetings to D.R. Congo human rights workshop

"The work of the churches in the DRC to alleviate the humanitarian crisis, promote a peaceful resolution to the conflict and advocate for an end to the violations of human rights, is admirable," WCC Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit wrote in a message delivered to church leaders and government representatives at a workshop on human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 13 April 2010.

General Secretary

WCC calls to freeze and dismantle Israeli settlements

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee called on the Israeli government to freeze and begin to dismantle settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. It also encouraged a commitment to non-violence and peace negotiations, and reiterated the need for an international boycott of products and services from settlements.

WCC Central Committee bids farewell to Kobia

With prayers, singing, gifts and speeches of thanks, the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee offered its farewell to outgoing general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia on Sunday 30 August.