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The Assembly in media

Below is a small selection of articles found in an attempt to gauge the impact in the media of the WCC's 9th Assembly. We have tried to select articles covering various aspects of the event, and a broad range of viewpoints. Since they appeared in independent publications, these articles neither represent nor necessarily reflect the official policy of the World Council of Churches.

A coalition of American churches issued Saturday a statement strongly denouncing the U.S.-led war in Iraq and accusing Bush's administration of "raining down terror".


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (2/18/06) — The U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) issued a statement today to the WCC 9th Assembly acknowledging that they are part of a nation "that has done much in these years to endanger the human family and to abuse the creation," and confessing that they have failed to raise a voice loud enough to stop it.


Some of the world's top Christian leaders spent Thursday at the World Council of Churches 9th Assembly addressing the challenge of preserving culture and civilization in an era of open borders and the rapid onslaught of globalization.


Porto Alegre, Brazil, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The World Council of Churches is holding its ninth Assembly on Friday in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where it called to strengthen inter-religious dialogue to achieve unity.


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (UMNS) - In a special appearance before the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly, the president of Brazil expressed his continuing gratitude for the council's support of the Brazilian people over the years.


The World Council of Churches Assembly, meeting at Porto Alegre, Brazil, has called for churches "to act together for transformation of economic injustice."


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Calling for renewal and transformation, the moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, pointed to an increasingly irrelevant institutional form of ecumenism in his opening address to the WCC 9th Assembly on Wednesday.


"God has given us the gift of life and we have abused it." These words are from the report by Dr. Samuel Kobia, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC), to the gathered delegates of the ninth General Assembly that opened on February 14 in Porto Alegre, Brazil with the theme "God, in your grace, transform the world."


RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has called for joint efforts by Christians and Muslims to "put out the fire" provoked by the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed.

The council's General Secretary Rev. Samuel Kobia said both the violent protests in response to the cartoons and the attempts to justify them as an expression of freedom of speech were wrong.


The head of the world's largest Christian ecumenical group said that the spread of nuclear weapons was "an outrage" and that "climate change" was arguably the most severe threat to humanity on Wednesday.


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