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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.




Uganda is worst place in world to be a child


The world's churches are "missing in action" while 1,000 children die each week in squalid camps in northern Uganda, a former foreign minister of that country said during the global meeting of church leaders in Brazil.

"The worst place in the world today to be a child is in northern Uganda," said Olara Otunnu, who served as United Nations under secretary for children and armed conflict from 1997 to 2005. "Where is the church?" (...)