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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.




WCC Assembly Addresses Faith Challenges in a Globalized World


Some of the world's top Christian leaders spent Thursday at the World Council of Churches 9th Assembly addressing the challenge of preserving culture and civilization in an era of open borders and the rapid onslaught of globalization.

The Rev. Mvume Dandala, general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, admitted that globalization was a major threat to the African continent during a press conference at the WCC's most important gathering of Christian leaders from around the world that is taking place this year in the south Brazilian riverport city of Porto Alegre. (...)