Below is one of a selection articles found in an attempt to gauge the impact in the media of the WCC's 9th Assembly. Since it appeared in an independent publication, this article neither represents nor necessarily reflects the official policy of the World Council of Churches.
One joke making the rounds was that last month's World Council of Churches assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil, may have contributed to global warming.
Indeed, the assembly was a 10-day talkathon that brought together 800 delegates and about 3,000 other church leaders, scholars, advisors, visitors, and assorted activists. They discussed and issued statements on a long list of topics, from Muhammad cartoons, interfaith dialogue, and divestment from companies doing business with Israel, to ugly Americanism, poverty, nuclear proliferation, and Christian unity. (...)