Statement by the WCC General Secretary on Palestinian Statehood


Olav Fykse Tveit in Jerusalem

The World Council of Churches and member churches around the world have pursued peace with justice for both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples for decades. Like much of the international community, we are now watching to see if peace and justice will be served in how the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly process the application of Palestine to become a full member state of the UN.

This request must be considered in the light of numerous resolutions passed at the UN Security Council and General Assembly, supporting a two-state solution. They are the basis for a peace not yet established in a conflict which is also constantly influencing other conflicts in the world. It is now a unique opportunity for the UN to take important decisions to fulfil its role and mandate according to the UN Charter, to make peace with justice prevail between Israelis and Palestinians, and with their neighbours. Continue reading “Statement by the WCC General Secretary on Palestinian Statehood”

Christian Witness in A Multi-Religious World – Recommendations for Conduct

Tuesday 28 June 2011 was officially launched in Geneva, Switzerland the final text of the code of conduct for evangelism and Christian Witness elaborated in the last five years by the World Council of Churches (WCC), The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). The document, titled ‘Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct‘ is one of the most important ecumenical documents ever signed. It is worth being translated, studied and applied all across the globe. My hope is that it will also be translated and made known in Romania.

I add below for your attention the full text of this document. There is also a downloadable PDF form. Continue reading “Christian Witness in A Multi-Religious World – Recommendations for Conduct”