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CCIA documents on peace and disarmament

Documents of to the World Council of Churches' Commission of the Churches on International Affairs on peace and disarmament

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Title EffectiveDate document_type Description
Public Statement in Support of the Multilateral Negotiation of a Nuclear Weapons Ban in 2017 12 October 2016 Statement: public statement Submitted to the 2016 UN General Assembly First Committee by Faith Communities Concerned about the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Oral intervention Special Session on Iraq 01 September 2014 Lecture - Speech Oral intervention - Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the Human Rights Situation in Iraq Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the WCC on 1 September 2014.
Statement for UNHRC special session on Iraq 01 September 2014 Statement: public statement Statement by the WCC's Commission of Churches on International Affairs for the UN Human Rights Council's special session on the human rights situation in Iraq, held on 1 September 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
The rule of tyranny and the Reign of God 26 December 2013 Message A Christmas reflection by Bishop Duleep de Chickera, a member of the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.
UNAW 2007 Report 01 January 2008 Report For the United Nations Advocacy Week 2007, the WCC chose to emphasize four themes, a primary focus on the Greater Horn of Africa; water, nuclear disarmament and the Middle East, with an emphasis on Palestine and Israel.
"Week of Impunity" in the Middle East 14 December 2006 Statement: public statement WCC calls international attention to situation in the Middle East
North Korean government's test of a nuclear device 27 November 2006 Statement: letter Letter to the WCC member churches, regional ecumenical organizations, national councils of churches and CCIA Commission
Initiative for a resolution to move forward on nuclear disarmament 08 February 2006 Statement: letter Letter to Ambassador Rosemary Banks, Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations
Reiteration of concern at declarations by Iranian President 22 December 2005 S
Call for Solidarity and Action: If one member suffers, all suffer together 10 November 2005 Statement: letter Open letter by the CCIA director on political upheaval following the contested Ethiopian election of 15 May 2005
Award of 2005 Nobel Peace Prize 07 October 2005 S
Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme 28 September 2005 L
Background Information to Evaluate the Gaza Pullout 22 August 2005 B
An appeal on the crisis in Ethiopia 10 June 2005 S
The WCC concern for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation 12 March 2005 Lecture - Speech Presentation by Peter Weiderud, Director, CCIA, at the Advocacy Days of the churches in the United States, Washington D.C.
Appeal for security and human rights of the director of the Justice and Life 27 August 2004 S
Expression of concern on infringements of freedom of expression 06 August 2004 S
Question of Religious Intolerance: Pakistan, Indonesia 23 April 2004 S
Letter to Madam Justice Louise Arbour on the occasion of her appointment 03 March 2004 M
Expression of concern on tensions in the Korean peninsula 15 January 2004 S
Religious Freedom and Liberty in the Emerging Context 18 December 2003 S
The collaboration of the WCC with International Governmental Institutions 22 November 2003 A
Deteriorating law and order situation in Zimbabwe 27 October 2003 S
Appeal for peaceful resolution of confrontation in Venezuela 20 January 2003 S
Appeal on the occasion of the NATO Summit in Prague 14 November 2002 Statement: letter Letter from the CCIA director Peter Weiderud to foreign ministers of the non-nuclear member states of NATO
Iraq - Appeal to church leaders in member states of the UN Security Council 24 October 2002 S
Appeal to the Governments of India and Pakistan for normalization of relations with Pakistan 07 October 2002 S
Sudan - Call for respect for the Machakos Protocol and revival of the peace process 07 October 2002 S
Iraq - Appeal to the US Government 19 September 2002 Statement: letter Letter to Ambassador Kevin Edward Moley, Permanent Mission of the USA to the UN in Geneva
Iraq - Appeal to the governments of China, France, Russia and the UK 19 September 2002 S
Appeal to Iraq to respect the resolutions of the UN Security Council 19 September 2002 S
Report of the XLV meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 03 June 2002 R
Message on the massacre in the church of Bellavista 10 May 2002 Pastoral letter Letter to the churches of Colombia
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Appeal for urgent action 15 March 2002 S
Statement on Israel's obligations as occupying power 05 December 2001 Statement: public statement Issued by the CCIA on the occasion of the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Ecumenical Cooperation Forum with Colombia 25 September 2001 R
United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects 16 July 2001 R
Bangladesh - Expression of condolences after church bombing 12 June 2001 S
Israel - Expression of condolences to victims of suicide bombing 06 June 2001 S
Policy framework and guidelines on small arms and light weapons 18 May 2001 P
Report of the XLIV Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 14 May 2001 R
Justice, Peace and People's Security in North East Asia 03 March 2001 Report Report of the Ecumenical Consultation held in Kyoto, Japan, 26 February - 3 March 2001.
Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples 20 February 2001 S
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Sharing the land, the truth and the peace 17 October 2000 Statement: public statement Written submission by the CCIA to the Fifth Special Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights devoted to grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - In Pursuit of Lasting Peace with Justice 17 October 2000 R
Indonesia - Appeal for the restoration of law and order in the Malukus 27 June 2000 S
Statement on the situation in Sri Lanka 09 May 2000 S
Puerto Rico - Appeal for protection of non-violent protesters on the Island of Vieques 02 May 2000 S
Report of the XLIII Meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs 22 January 2000 R
Puerto Rico - Appeal for the cessation of US military exercises on the Island of Vieques 30 November 1999 S
Chile - Expression of concern about police intervention in FASIC headquarters 26 May 1999 S
Communication to religious leaders in Ethiopia 13 May 1999 S
Palestine - Statement of support at the Bethlehem 2000 International Conference 19 February 1999 Lecture - Speech Presentation by the Director of the CCIA to the conference convened at FAO headquarters by the UN Special Committee on Palestine, Rome, 18-19 February 1999.