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1997 press releases

WCC General Secretary to visit Russia in 1998. (17.12.97)

WCC to address Climate Change Summit. (9.12.97)

WCC grants to combat racism announced; churches called to give more (28.11.97)

Treat migrants as people not commodities says WCC. (27.11.97)

Greed threatens climate negotiations claims church official. (26.11.97)

International effort to help end civil war in Sri Lanka. (24.11.97)

Study reveals methods for successful church diversity. (13.11.97)

Christmas message 1997 by Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser, General Secretary, World Council of Churches. (Nov.97)

Two more ACT aid workers abducted in Chechnya: WCC and LWF express "desperate concern". (24.10.97)

WCC criticises US refusal to sign up to climate change targets. (23.10.97)

WCC welcomes granting of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. (10.10.97)

Children worked at French nuclear test sites in Pacific; authorities failed to set up adequate health control system for former workers. (3.10.97)

WCC condemns kidnapping of relief workers. (30.9.97)

Mother Teresa. (6.9.97)

Don't back violence WCC general secretary tells churches. (1.9.97)

Peace to the City: Global campaign to go public August 31. (18.8.97)

Land and health intrinsically linked with spirituality. (31.7.97)

WCC marks 20 years' Indigenous work in UN. (24.7.97)

WCC financial report 1996 - Situation stablises. (15.7.97)

WCC launches Assembly essay competition. (9.7.97)

Hong Kong: Bright future possible; churches face new challenges, says WCC. (27.6.97)

WCC message to Graz assembly. (25.6.97)

WCC participants in special UN session will hold governments to their earth summit promises. (23.6.97)

WCC Eighth Assembly - Change of dates announced. (16.6.97)

British vote for handgun ban "stunning" says WCC. (12.6.97)

Georgian Orthodox Church withdrawal from WCC "serious" but not "exceptional" says WCC General Secretary. (10.6.97)

Orthodox women issue "very strong" recommendations. (28.5.97)

African action plan proposed. (22.5.97)

Tribute to Paulo Freire (1921-1997). (6.5.97)

Mecca fire: Condolences paid by WCC General Secretary. (16.4.97)

Bishop Bjorn Bue. (15.4.97)

Put people and environment first, WCC tells UN Commission on Sustainable Development. (11.4.97)

WCC calls on UN to appoint special rapporteur on Nigeria. (10.4.97)

Message of the presidents of the WCC at Pentecost 1997. (April 1997)

The date of Easter: Science offers solution to ancient religious problem. (24.3.97)

Statement by WCC and CEC general secretaries on the crisis in Albania. (20.3.97)

General secretaries of ecumenical organisation issue joint statement to mark UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. (19.3.97)

Joint communique from the World Council of Churches and Shell International Limited. (18.3.97)

WCC action on Jabal Abu Ghnein settlement. (3.6.97)

Hasty reconciliation and quick forgiveness not possible in Rwanda says WCC official. (13.6.97)

Mac Charles Jones. (10.3.97)

Churches long for a more responsible relationship with creation WCC General Secretary tells UN Climate Change conference. (3.3.97)

WCC General Secretary to preach at global launch of year to promote solidarity with uprooted people. (26.2.97)

WCC Executive Committee hears of improved financial situation; receives reports on two major conferences; adopts statement on Cyprus; appoints Swiss national as new finance and administration chief. (18.2.97)

Former German president to speak at conclusion of WCC Climate Change petition campaign: WCC general secretary to address UN. (17.2.97)

Uprooted people: Important resource book published; grants announced. (7.2.97)

WCC statement on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Zaire. (5.2.97)

WCC General Secretary holds talks with President of Ethiopia and OAU Secretary-General. (24.1.97)

WCC General Secretary addresses Epiphany crowds in Addis Ababa. (20.1.97)

New director for Ecumenical Institute. (9.1.97)

Ogoni - The struggle continues: WCC publishes report. (3.1.97)

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