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World Student Christian Federation offers a prayer for Middle East peace
July 20, 2014
World Student Christian Federation offers a prayer for Middle East peace

World Council of Churches' Statement on Gaza Violence
December 29, 2008
The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia has condemned "the violence against Gaza" and called on "governments in the region and abroad" to seek the protection of "those who are at risk [...] on both sides of the border."

World Council of Churches' Executive Committee issues statement on Gaza
February 24, 2009
World Council of Churches' Executive Committee issues statement on Gaza

World Council of Churches to Strengthen Churches' Peace Efforts in Palestine/Israel
July 1, 2007

World Council of Churches - Update

Local churches in Palestine/Israel are looking to the whole fellowship of the World Council of Churches (WCC) to play a stronger role in supporting local churches' struggles for a just peace there. This is the main finding of a delegation led by the Council's general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia that visited Palestine/Israel from 21 to 26 June. A new advocacy forum launched prior to the visit, and ecumenical accompaniment are high on the churches' list of actions in pursuit of this goal.



World Council of Churches takes part in interfaith dialogue for peace
November 2, 2007
At a high-profile interfaith dialogue for peace in Naples, Italy, earlier this week, gathered religious and political leaders and intellectuals from five continents. The event which was called "For a world without violence" was organized by the Catholic community of Sant'Egidio and included a eucharistic celebration conducted by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, 21 October.

World Council of Churches Statement on Israel/Palestine
May 31, 2006
Executive committee statement on Israel/Palestine: The time is ripe to do what is right

World Council of Churches Invites Prayers and Advocacy for Peace in Gaza
January 8, 2009
Reiterating its call for a ceasefire in Gaza, the World Council of Churches has appealed to Christians everywhere to pray for peace and to advocate with their governments for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.

World Council of Churches General Secretary visits Ecumenical Accompaniers in West Bank
August 2, 2007

EAPPI News Release

In Jayyous, the General Secretary Rev Dr Sam Kobia, saw first hand how the town is cut off from its land by the separation barrier.  He spoke with a farmer returning from his fields that are located on the other side of the barrier, as he passed through a gate monitored by Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs).



World Council of Churches delegation visits Georgia and Russia
September 4, 2008
A pastoral delegation from the World Council of Churches (WCC) will visit Russia and Georgia from 3 to 7 September. The delegation will listen to WCC member churches in both countries, encourage their efforts for peace and visit people displaced by the recent violence as well as church aid programmes.

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