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    The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches began its twenty-fifth anniversary meeting in Geneva on Wednesday (22 August).

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    The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches began its twenty-fifth anniversary meeting in Geneva on Wednesday (22 August).

    The World Council first met at Amsterdam in August 1948. Since that time it has played a leading role in the fight against racial injustice in Africa. It has also, on a less-publicised level, helped millions of refugees, placed itself in the vanguard of efforts to promote economic and social development in the poorer countries of the world and has promoted unity among its 263 Anglican, protestant and Orthodox member-Churches.

    A storm of protest erupted in South Africa and elsewhere three years ago over the decision to make donations to African guerrilla movements. But the Council has made it clear that it will not allow accusations that it is "leftist" deter it from pushing ahead with such projects and giving financial support to "liberation movements".

    Speaking at the opening of the Council's meeting the Chairman of the Executive Committee, Dr. M. M. Thomas said:
    SYNOPSIS: At Geneva on Wednesday the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches assembled at the start of its annual week-long meeting. This year the Council is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary -- a period marked by controversy as well as solid achievement. The delegates were addressed by Dr. M. Thomas Chairman of the Executive Committee on one of the most controversial issues -- South Africa:

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    Film ID:
    VLVADP5HZK9UTJ8X82I2CQ2ZPYR9W
    Media URN:
    VLVADP5HZK9UTJ8X82I2CQ2ZPYR9W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1973
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
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