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.
WCC Assembly Speaks on Terrorism, Other Public Issues
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (UMNS) - Churches must "respond to the reality of living in a world terrorized by fear" and then use their resources to provide a guide for peace and reconciliation.
That is part of a statement on terrorism, one of a series of statements on public issues adopted near the end of the Feb. 14-23 World Council of Churches 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil. United Methodists and Methodists from around the world were among the assembly participants.
Religious leaders need to use those resources for peace and reconciliation when coming together to speak against all acts of terror, as well as any disrespect for human rights and the rule of law when fighting terrorism. (...)