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World Council of Churches
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The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an international organization, a fellowship of churches, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. By its own self-identification, it is not a church. In 2007 the WCC’s membership included 348 church bodies in some 120 countries. Many churches in the Pentecostal and evangelical traditions are not members of the WCC. It has been estimated that less than one-half of the non-Orthodox and non-Ro…

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Rusch, William G., “World Council of Churches”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_W.28>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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