Ranging across the globe, this vital compendium of documents covers an astonishing array of engagement by Christian churches through the World Council of Churches and its Commission of the Churches in International Affairs: war and peace, regional and national conflicts, disarmament and nuclear weapons, violence against women, economic justice, climate justice, freedom of religion, religious intolerance, ethnic and indigenous people's struggles-the list goes on. Reflecting the fundamental Christian responsibility to respond to political realities, the CCIA has since 1946 been the chief instrument of the ecumenical movement's international voice and advocacy. In the years 2007-2009, an expanded CCIA not only addressed a host of emerging issues and situations. It also undertook new initiatives in the Middle East, began drafting a Just Peace Declaration, and pursued the WCC's Decade to Overcome Violence.
In the years 2010-2013, the CCIA addressed an enormous number of emerging issues while giving particular attention to the politicization of religion, the rights of religious minorities, the framework of just peace, migrant workers and stateless persons, and various conflict-affected areas to accompany people suffering and struggling for peace with justice, human rights, and human dignity.