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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.




Churches Call to Dialogue for Unity


Porto Alegre, Brazil, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The World Council of Churches is holding its ninth Assembly on Friday in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, where it called to strengthen inter-religious dialogue to achieve unity.

"Contacts between believers from different religions, established during patient dialogue in peacetime, can prevent using religion as a weapon in wartime, WCC Secretary General Samuel Kobia advised. (...)