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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.




WCC accuses U.S. of violating international law


The World Council of Churches (WCC), the main international body that unites non-Catholic Christians, said on Monday that the United States is violating international law in its treatment of the prisoners held at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Council, which includes several American churches in its 342-church membership, also called on the Bush administration to grant full legal rights to all the foreign suspects held at Guantanamo. (...)