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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.




'Mutirão' program draws more participants to WCC assembly


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (UMNS) - While much official business is being conducted at the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly, organizers have also added events to encourage more informal participation by other Christians.

A Brazilian word with indigenous roots, "mutirão," was chosen to describe this opportunity to gather and share together at the assembly through workshops, cultural offerings and exhibits. The region of Latin America and the Caribbean and the participation of youth have been highlighted through many of the activities. (...)