WCC and Isarel, again

Strange. A decade or so ago, this story about the World Council of Churches and Israel would have been a page one headline — for sure. Now, Religion News Service seems to have it almost all to itself. Here is some of the key info: “The World Council of Churches has urged its 347 member denominations to give “serious consideration” to pulling investments out of Israel in protest of what it sees as mistreatment of Palestinians. . . . Rabbi Gary Bretton-Granatoor, interfaith director for the Anti-Defamation League, dismissed the WCC as “irrelevant” but was nonetheless concerned that the divestment campaign has taken on a life of its own.” Wow. Is it a story that this is not a major story? Can the WCC still make news?

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Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. He writes a weekly column for the Universal Syndicate.


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