Churches overcoming racism

Overcoming racism and the need to focus attention on the life and dignity of its victims has been a major WCC concern for several decades. Regrettably, new forms of racism constantly emerge and racial violence is on the rise.

The WCC challenges the churches to address racism in their own structures and life, and draws on their work and experience in this struggle.

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