ECUMENICAL NEWS INTERNATIONALparGenevaparViolence and how the churches should respond to it was a key topic at the late summer meeting of the World Council of Churches' central committee meeting in Geneva.
The council has declared the years 2001 to 2010 the Ecumenical Decade to Overcome Violence -- Churches Seeking Reconciliation and Peace.
The central committee confirmed the idea suggested by a German Mennonite pastor, Fernando Enns, at last December's eighth assembly in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Also at the central committee meeting, three Canadian Anglicans were named to WCC posts. Primate Michael Peers will sit on the special commission dealing with Orthodox …