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CCIA documents on regional concerns

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

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Title EffectiveDate document_type Description
Letter on European refugee situation 09 September 2015 Statement: letter Letter on European refugee situation, jointly issued by the World Council of Churches, the Conference of European Churches and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe.
Communiqué on peace and human security in Latin America 06 December 2012 S Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) of the World Council of Churches ( WCC) ‘Peace and Human Security in Latin America: Ecumenical Responses’ Communiqué from Antigua, Guatemala, 2nd December 2012
Report of the March 2009 CCIA meeting 19 June 2009 R The second meeting of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA), following the 2006 Porto Alegre Assembly took place in Cuba from 15-20 March 2009.
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
Reiteration of concern at declarations by Iranian President 22 December 2005 S
Theological Consultation on the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme 28 September 2005 L
Background Information to Evaluate the Gaza Pullout 22 August 2005 B
Open Letter on the Status of Jerusalem 31 March 2005 S Expressing alarm about new political developments which adversely affect the status of Jerusalem, the director of the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs issued an open letter reiterating the position of its member churches and calling for "an open and inclusive Jerusalem, a city of shared sovereignty and citizenship, a city of two peoples and three faiths, of Christians, Muslims and Jews".
Condolences on the death of President Yasser Arafat 11 November 2004 T
Comments on the killing of Sheikh Ahmad Yassin 25 March 2004 S
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.
Israel - Expression of condolences to victims of suicide bombing 06 June 2001 S
Oral intervention on human rights violations in the occupied Arab territories 28 March 2001 S The following is the full text of the intervention made on Wednesday, 28 March, to the 57th Session of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, meeting in Geneva, 19 March - 27 April 2001
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.
Call for investigation into abuses of human rights of migrants in the countries of the Persian Gulf 24 November 2000 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
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.