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Constitution and Rules

Information about the Constitution and Rules of the World Council of Churches.
Constitution and Rules

A ballot is cast at the 10th Assembly in Busan.

The WCC's constitution identifies the basis for, and the principles of membership, the purposes and functions, authority, and organization of the Council. Its rules give precise guidance concerning the roles, responsibilities and structure of the Council's various governing bodies, officers, committees, staff and partner organizations, the role of public statements, and the conduct of meetings. The constitution was amended by the 10th Assembly in Busan.

Full text of the WCC constitution and rules