The World Council of Churches Takes On a Superpower
by Mark Tooley
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has made the United States its target country of concern in 2004 as part of the its “Decade to Overcome Violence.” Throughout this year, the WCC will convene events around America to spotlight US complicity in violence and oppression.
Almost 350 churches worldwide belong to the Geneva-based WCC, including over 30 churches in the United States. Every mainline church and many of the Orthodox churches belong, though the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention are not members.
It is mainly the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism that inspired the WCC to pick the United States as a nation that is especially prone to violence. But much else about the United States is troubling to the WCC . . .