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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 reveals bigger picture on mission issues


The World Council of Churches Assembly in Brazil in February gave CWM the chance to hear about what churches are doing about issues of concern in parts of the world not represented in the CWM family. Professor Maake Masango from the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa sat on the same panel as a woman from Puerto Rico, who described the affect of America on their identity as similar to colonialism, an issue Africa also faces.

"Then you start talking - asking how you deal with it," CWM general secretary Rev Dr Des van der Water said. "Then the dialogue begins and you learn from someone else's experience. That's the kind of thing which was of value at the Assembly." (...)