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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.




World churches reflect on nonviolent strategies


Five years after the World Council of Churches (WCC) launched its Decade to Overcome Violence participants at the 9th Assembly have paused to mark the midpoint, reviewing what has occurred so far and looking to what can yet come.

A powerful afternoon plenary session used multimedia, music, speakers, storytelling, and liturgical dance to illustrate instances of overcoming violence around the world. A special focus was given to violence that affects children and youth. (...)