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Document "Our life and our death are with our neighbour”: Commemorating a genocide, affirming our common humanity
“Our life and our death are with our neighbour” – this is a spiritual affirmation from the Christian tradition which we owe to Saint Anthony, a monk from Egypt of the third and fourth century. This is our common legacy from the early years of Armenia and its Christian history. To be human is to be part of the one humanity. From the first day of our life we depend on others. Today we are reminded in a dramatic way that belonging to one another is our destiny, for better or for worse. The gift of life together includes our responsibility for one another. This is a matter of being human, created by God for fellowship and unity.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Greetings for Holy Muron ceremony
Greetings from the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit for the ceremony of the blessing of the Armenian Church of the Holy Muron in Bikfaya, Lebanon.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document Tribute to H.H. Pope Shenouda III
Condolence letter to the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Tributes
Document 2011 Worship and background material
Annual brochure for the Week of prayer for Christian unity jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / Faith and Order Commission / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Document Missionary learning and ecumenical formation in regional churches in the German context - Dietrich Werner
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical theological education (ETE) / WCC Programme on Ecumenical theological education
Document Country profile: Armenia
"Church & country profiles" for several countries have been developed by the WCC Europe desk ahead of the 2006 assembly. Please note that these profiles are intended to serve as general references, and do not represent official policy positions of the World Council of Churches. The WCC strives to maintain accuracy in its information, but cannot be responsible for any mistakes or outdated information.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Ecumenical solidarity and regional relations
Document Message from conference in Hofgeismar, Germany
Message from the conference on "Violence in the Name of God? Joshua in changing contexts" in Hofgeismar, Germany, 23 to 27 February, 2012
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Middle East peace
Document Iraqi church representatives statement
In a meeting organized by the World Council of Churches in Dar Sayedat Al Jabal, Fatka, Lebanon, between 10 and 11 February 2009, twelve church leaders from all over Iraq discussed the current situation of its Christians community. Representatives from different Iraqi churches participated in the meeting together with bishops from the Syrian and Armenian Orthodox Churches and the Chaldean Church in Lebanon, and the General Secretary of the Middle East Council of Churches.
Located in Resources / / Interreligious dialogue and cooperation / Accompanying churches in conflict situations
Document Dalit and Indigenous theologies in Asia
An International Theological Symposium was jointly organized by WCC-Just and Inclusive Communities, SCEPTRE, NCCI, Bishop's and Gossner Theological College from 13-16th December, 2011 at SCEPTRE, Shrachi Centre, 74B, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata-16.
Located in Resources / / Unity, mission, evangelism and spirituality / Just and inclusive communities
Document Communique from church leaders on situation in Syria
Church leaders and representatives from Syria, the Middle East Council of Churches, the WCC, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and the Holy See gathered in Etchmiadzin for a consultation to address the challenges for faith communities in the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Located in Resources / Documents / Other conferences and meetings