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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.




Young adults protest WCC assembly


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (2/22/06) — The young adult stewards working at the ninth Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) staged a protest on the floor of the plenary hall on Monday claiming that the voice of young adults has been silenced.


Called the "youth assembly" by WCC General Secretary Samuel Kobia in the months leading up to the event, this assembly is anything but, say the stewards. Instead, a number of the young people feel ignored, overlooked, even mistreated by the adult delegates and event organizers. (...)