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 Elects Central Committee
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL (UMNS) - Five United Methodists have been elected to the World Council of Churches' Central Committee. The elections took place Feb. 22, during the WCC's 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre.
Four U.S. United Methodists were elected: Bishop Sally Dyck of Minneapolis; the Rev. Larry Pickens, chief executive, United Methodist Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns; Lois McCullough Dauway, an executive with the Women's Division, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries; and Motoe Yamada, a youth delegate from San Jose, Calif. Dauway will be serving her second term on the committee. (...)