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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 Reflects on Decade of Overcoming Violence


In a world full of violence and hate, there is no greater mission than "saving God's children from the scourge of war," a former U.N. official said to thousands of Christian leaders at the World Council of Churches' 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

"Few missions could be more compelling for the world today and for this Assembly," Olara Otunnu, former U.N. under-secretary general and current president of LBL Foundation for Children, told the attendants on Saturday. "Children have a right to protection and well-being." (...)