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Latin American Council of Churches
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The Consejo Latinoamericano de Iglesias (CLAI), or Latin American Council of Churches, is an ecumenical body covering the continent and including Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean. It consists of 150 churches and ecumenical organizations. The latter are associate or fraternal members. Its headquarters is in Quito, Ecuador.

1. History

The Panama Conference (1916) is traditionally recognized as the starting point of the ecumenical movement in Latin America. That conference was convened as a Latin …

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Schwindt, Juan, Lopes, Sergio Marcos Pinto and Plou, Dafne Sabanes, “Latin American Council of Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L101>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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