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.
Ecumenical-Evangelical Divide to Be Stressed at WCC Assembly
Ecumenical will meet Evangelical this week as the World Council of Churches holds its largest and most ambitious conference in eight years.
Starting Tuesday and running for a week, the WCC will be hosting its international assembly in Porto Alegre, Brazil. While the 350-member ecumenical body has held such gatherings in the past - with this year's marking the Council's ninth assembly - the shifting landscape of modern-day Christianity has formed a completely new terrain for the world's largest Christian body. (...)