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The WCC’s “Together Towards Life” statement granting “value and wisdom” to non-Christian faiths was fine with Thomas Schirrmacher, chairman of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, who said the document “does not contain any statement we could not sign,” saying only that discussion between the two groups would be “when it comes to emphasis” of certain aspects.

Members in the pews might feel more passionately about the matter, I suspect.

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