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Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland
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(CCBI; founded 1942). The CCBI was originally founded in 1942 as the British Council of Churches, following the establishment in 1940 of the World Council Churches, in which W. Temple and W. Paton played leading roles. There were many reasons for such an ecumenical endeavor, but the move was accelerated by the need for a combined Christian response to the two atheistic ideologies of Communism and fascism which were advancing in Europe, and by the common threat to humanity presented by war. Temple became the first president of the British Counci…

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Sheils, William J., “Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03256>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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