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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.




Christian Division, Ecumenism a Focus of WCC Assembly


Leaders and representatives from across Christianity gathered in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday for official start of one of the most ambitious ecumenical conferences in nearly a decade.

The World Council of Churches' first assembly since 1998 brings together nearly 1,000 delegates from its constituency and about 500 guests from other Christian communities to focus on finding new common ground during times of "radical changes." (...)