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New Delhi, 19 November - 5 December 1961

In New Delhi we celebrated the flame of your life among us: "Jesus Christ -- the light of the world." The light is now flickering, now flaming bright, challenging the shadows, forever warming the cold souls of our despair.

From right: Visser't Hooft, Rajkumari Amrit and Kaur Jawaharlal Nehru

New Delhi, India, played host to the 3rd Assembly in 1961. Best remembered for the incorporation of the International Missionary Council into the WCC, and the admission of 23 new member churches, including significant sectors of Eastern Orthodoxy and churches from newly independent nations, the Assembly focused on the theme "Jesus Christ - the Light of the World" with three sections on witness, service and unity.