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The World Council of Churches has called upon the Israeli government for "an open-ended freeze" on all settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Besides tending its own affairs, the World Council of Churches has been busy with global advocacy work over the past week.
The election of a new General Secretary and the choice of Korea for its 10th assembly were key moments for the World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting ending this week.
The new head of the World Council of Churches will seek to forge better relations with the Roman Catholic Church, other Christian groups and Muslims when he takes office next year.
The outgoing General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has said that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories should be declared a "sin against God".
Norwegian theologian and pastor, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, was elected 7th general secretary of the World Council of Churches on 27 August during its Central Committee meeting.
Both the world and the world Christian movement stands "at a crossroads" on issues of global change, says the World Council of Churches' moderator at the WCC's central committee.
World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia has urged the Nigerian President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua to act now on safety and human rights issues.
The World Council of Churches has appealed to Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari to "ensure the safety and security" of Christians in the Punjab province after recent serious attacks.
A team of Christian representatives from Portugal, Switzerland and Brazil is paying a solidarity visit to churches and civil society groups in Angola and Mozambique this month.