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1989 Statement by the Heads of the Christian Communities in Jerusalem
This statement is signed by: - His Beatitude Diodoros I Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem - His Beafitude Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch - His Beatitude Yeghishe Derderian, Armenian Orthodox Patriarch - Very Rev. Father Carlo Cecchitelli, of m, Custos of the Holy Land - His Exc. Amba Basilios, Coptic Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Mar Dionysios Behnam Jijawi, Syrian Orthodox Archbishop - His Exc. Msgr Lutfi Laham, Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarcal Vicar - Right Rev. Samir Kafity, Bishop of the Episcopalian Church - Right Rev. Naim Nasr, Bishop ot the Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 April 1989
Korean Common Prayer for Peace and Unification
The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) in the North have, since 1989, jointly written an annual "common prayer for peace and reunification".
15 August 2007
Call by Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and the Holy Land for an end to the siege on Gaza
In the Name of God, the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and the Holy Land urge the International Community, President Bush and the leaders of Israel, to put an end to suffering in Gaza and call upon Israel to activate Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's initiative for Palestinian responsibility control of the boarders thus ensuring sufficient normal flow of medicine, food, fuel and goods to Gaza.
22 January 2008
AACC Assembly statement on Zimbabwe
The AACC assembly adopted a statement of concern on Thursday 11 December on the crisis in Zimbabwe, expressing displeasure that "President Mugabe is using power-sharing negotiations as a strategy for wasting time" while "acts of violence continue to be committed against those who do not support ZANU-PF", Mugabe's ruling party. The will of the Zimbabwe people as expressed in March 2008 elections has been thwarted, the assembly said, and international leaders and churches "have failed to bring about an amicable solution".
11 December 2008
SCC statement on the current situation in Sudan
Statement presented by the Sudanese Council of Churches to the international ecumenical delegation led by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, visiting Sudan from 26 March to 2 April 2008.
26 March 2008
WCC US Conference letter to the Gulf Coast
As hundreds of thousands of people from the US Gulf Coast have evacuated their homes, fleeing from Hurricane Gustav as they did from Katrina three years earlier, US churches keep praying and providing relief. They also denounce underlying social and economic conditions that make for the vulnerability of the region.
02 September 2008
AACC prayer call for Zimbabwe
The 9th General Assembly held in Maputo, Mozambique in December 2008 gave the African churches a strong mandate to continue their longstanding accompaniment of the Church and people of Zimbabwe. The Assembly declared January 25th an African Day of prayer for Zimbabwe. The call is to join our Zimbabwean sisters and brothers in prayer and in fasting, in words and in deeds, in contemplation and in action.
15 January 2009
WCC US Conference letter to President Obama
WCC US Conference letter to President Obama was prepared during the US Conference conference Annual Meeting by a panel of church leaders including Rev. Dr. Jeffery W. Carter, Rev. Dr. Gradye Parsons, Rev. Michael Livingston, Dr. Elizabeth Ferris, Rev. Dr. John H. Thomas, Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon. Drafting group: Bernice Powell Jackson, Gradye Parsons and Sharon Young, Kathryn Lohre, Lois Dauway and Leonid Kishkovsky.
20 January 2009
Kairos Palestine Document
A group of Palestinian Christians representing a variety of churches and church-related organizations have issued this animated and prayerful call for an end to occupation of Palestine by Israel on 11 December 2009.
11 December 2009
The Egyptian Family Home Statement
Statement on situation in Egypt from Christian-Muslim organization supported by Coptic Church and other WCC member churches in Egypt.
23 August 2013
Speech for 10th Anniversary of
Introduction to "Communication Rights: Communication for all" from Marianne Ejdersten,vice chair World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe, WCC director of communication (elect), at the 10th Anniversary of
10 December 2014
South Sudan church leaders' message on conflict in South Sudan
Message from South Sudanese church leaders, following a meeting organized by the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) in Juba, from 18 to 26 March 2015 to reflect on situation of conflict in the country and the collapse of the IGAD peace talks.
17 April 2015
Statement on the current refugee situation
A statement on the current refugee situation by church leaders from the Protestant Regional Churches in Germany, signed by the bishops of the 20 Protestant churches constituting the Evangelical Church in Germany.
16 September 2015
Pyongyang Appeal
By the Steering Group of the Ecumenical Forum for Peace, Reunification and Development Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.
28 October 2015
Easter message of hope in the resurrection
South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) leaders have in their Easter message reiterated a pledge no longer to simply make statements and stand idly by while their leaders ignore their advice in the quest for peace in their troubled nation.
22 March 2016
Manifesto on an ecological reformation of all Christian traditions
Gathering at the Academy of Volos, in March 2016, participants stressed the concern that an ecological reformation of Christianity is possible, but can remain authentic only if it stays in the Spirit and is expressed in the form of a humble prayer...
07 April 2016
2017 Easter Joint North-South Prayer
The National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the Korean Christian Federation (KCF) have worked together to prepare the “2017 Easter Joint North-South Prayer.”
04 April 2017
1991 Message to the Delegates of the Peace Conference in Madrid from the Patriarchs and the Heads of Christian Communities in Jerusalem
The churches in Jerusalem greet you in the name of the God of peace. From this Holy City we raise our prayers for all those who have worked tirelessly so that a new foundation for peace can be built. We pray as you begin your deliberations in Madrid that the Spirit of reconciliation and understanding will prevail and that justice and peace will come to our tormented land.
27 July 2017
Communique of Burundian religious leaders on sustainable peace in Burundi
The communique following the meeting of Burundian religious leaders on sustaining peace in Burundi, held in Arusha, Tanzania, from 18 to 19 October 20, 2017, under the sponsorship of of the World Council of Churches and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
20 October 2017
Methodist Church in Fiji COP23 Statement
As the world convenes in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Methodist Church in Fiji issued a statement calling for Methodists around the world to join in prayer for the country’s leadership and for the talanoa process of negotiations which will take place at COP23.
07 November 2017
Christmas Statement
Christmas Statement, signed by European church leaders – issued jointly by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants and the Conference of European Churches.
04 December 2018
“Lent to us is the Star on which we live” - The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
The Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) has recently made available a discussion paper affirming the significance of Agenda 2030 and placing specific demands upon those in positions of responsibility within politics, civil society and churches. EKD Texte 130 - “Lent to us is the Star on which we live” The Agenda 2030: a Challenge to the Churches
06 December 2018
"Our Living Word for all Peoples"
A community of indigenous theologians has offered a message, “Our Living Word for all Peoples,” that holds particular meaning amid violence suffered by indigenous people in the Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador.The message speaks to the interrelatedness of all that surrounds us. “We flatly denounce the criminalization of our bodies, struggles, and resistances,” reads the message. “This criminalization is supported by an old colonial religious prejudice that equates us with demons, terrorists, and criminals, with the intent to disqualify bodies, struggles, and resistances.”
28 November 2019
Statement by the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians on "Black Lives Matter" movement
As members of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians, our hearts have been torn; our spirits have been deeply stirred; and our faces are drowned in tears, since the throttling of Mr George Floyd, a black man. In broad daylight, in Minneapolis, USA on May 25, 2020, Mr Floyd was handcuffed, pinned down to the hard concrete, while a white policeman pressed his knee on Floyd’s throat for eight minutes, 46 seconds, suffocating him. Floyd pleaded for his life to no avail until he finally succumbed to death.
09 June 2020
NCCK resource booklet for the National Reconciliation Week
As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of Korean War and pray for the nation’s reconciliation, peace and co-existence, we share a sermon, a prayer, a testimony and a solidarity message that you may use as good worship resources for the National Reconciliation Week. Please use them for Sunday worship, Wednesday gatherings and bible study meetings during the National Reconciliation Week.
24 June 2020