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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.




U.S. churches denounce Iraq war, "American terror"


A coalition of American churches issued Saturday a statement strongly denouncing the U.S.-led war in Iraq and accusing Bush's administration of "raining down terror".

In the statement, read at a huge gathering of Christian churches, members of World Council of Churches, which includes more than 350 mainstream Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox churches, apologized to the world nations for "the violence, degradation and poverty our nation has sown," warning that Washington's pushing the world toward environmental catastrophe with a "culture of consumption" and its constant refusal to back international accords seeking to battle global warming. (...)