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WCC supports proposed convention protecting places of worship

14 October 2003

The World Council of Churches has endorsed the draft Convention on the International Protection of Places of Worship proposed to the United Nations by the International Movement for a Just World (JUST). The proposal document-consisting of a preamble and six articles-aims to ensure the equal treatment of all religious communities in the protection of places of worship. In addition, the convention will form Commissions on Public Places of Worship in participating countries, consisting of government officials and representatives of the various religious communities, to monitor the implementation of convention provisions.

The full text of the convention proposal can be found at:

www.just-international.org/PROTECTION-OF-PLACES-OF-WORSHIP.cfm