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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.




Christians, Muslims must join hands to douse cartoon 'fire' says WCC


Porto Alegre, Brazil (ENI). Christians and Muslims must work together to "put out the fire" created by recently published cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad, the World Council of Churches' top official has said.

The Rev. Samuel Kobia said the WCC's ninth assembly which runs from 14-23 February "may well have something to say" about the furore surrounding the cartoons. But ending the crisis, which has resulted in violent demonstrations in several places around the world requires "a global contract for respect". (...)