The Churches in International Affairs: Reports 1999-2002
Dwain C. Epps
Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, 2005 - Religion - 432 pages
This eighth volume of The Churches in International Affairs reproduces basic documents related to the work of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, the development of ecumenical policy, and the actions taken by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the field of international affairs between 1999 and 2002. The scope of the WCC's authority in this field is clarified as follows: "Through its public statements, the WCC provides assessments of national and international events and political trends, recommends actions to member churches, communicates pastoral concern, expresses ecumenical solidarity, and makes representations and issues appeals to particular governments and intergovernmental bodies." This quadrennial report includes major studies undertaken, conclusions of major international consultations on specific areas of concern, policy statements, resolutions, decisions adopted by the governing bodies, and actions taken by the Council in the field of international affairs.
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