WCC faces major structural changes

December 1996
Christian Century;12/18/96, Vol. 113 Issue 37, p1247
Reports that the World Council of Churches (WCC) is considering radical changes in its structure. Creation of ecumenical forum that includes churches which are non-members; Reduction of size of organizational structure.


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