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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.




Christian Churches Call for Dialogue with Muslims


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Feb 23 (IPS) - Dialogue has been one of the most frequently mentioned words at the ninth assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which ends Friday in this southern Brazilian city after 10 days of debates marked by the controversy triggered by the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in newspapers in Europe.

South African Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu said the most important thing is to move forward, through dialogue, and not "shout at one another." (...)