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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.




Global churches urged: 'Speak with one voice' on climate change


Porto Alegre, Brazil (ENI). The top official of the World Council of Churches says climate change represents one of humanity's most dire threats and he has appealed to denominations around to world to speak with one voice to alert political leaders to tackle the issue.

"Just as atomic weapons changed the very way we thought about life, so too the potential of major climatic changes put life as we know it in danger," WCC general secretary, the Rev. Samuel Kobia said in his main report presented on 15 February to the ninth assembly of the church grouping in Porto Alegre. (...)