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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.




US churches at WCC confess complicity in aggression


PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (2/18/06) — The U.S. Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) issued a statement today to the WCC 9th Assembly acknowledging that they are part of a nation "that has done much in these years to endanger the human family and to abuse the creation," and confessing that they have failed to raise a voice loud enough to stop it.


"Here we come face to face with our brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world whose lives are affected by our choices," said Sharon Watkins, general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a press conference. "Whether we agree with our nation's political policies or not, we have to say to our brothers and sisters, ‘We are sorry.'" (...)