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WCC executive committee tackles public issues

WCC executive committee tackles public issues

Religious leaders speak up for the dignity of all people, in Amsterdam, July 2018. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

07 November 2018

Fifty years after its assembly in Uppsala, Sweden, decisively turned to public engagement, the World Council of Churches (WCC) still seeks to engage and address issues of public concern and the common good.

Six public statements and a “minute” were issued by the WCC executive committee at its semi-annual meeting, returning 2-8 November to Uppsala, site of the earlier ecumenical gathering.

Among the important issues, public statements included urgent pleas to the international community and the churches to concentrate their advocacy and activism toward climate justice, economic justice and gender justice.

The public-issues statements in full:

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