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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.




Nukes, Climate Change Deplored at WCC Assembly


The head of the world's largest Christian ecumenical group said that the spread of nuclear weapons was "an outrage" and that "climate change" was arguably the most severe threat to humanity on Wednesday. 

The statements were made by the Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, who delivered a wide ranging keynote address and report at the WCC 9th Assembly. The 58 year-old group's most important gathering of Christian leaders from around the world is taking place this year in the south Brazilian riverport city of Porto Alegre. (...)</td></tr>