Other International Organizations

  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The World Council of Churches was formally constituted on 23 Aug. 1948, at Amsterdam, by an assembly representing 147 churches from 44 countries. The second assembly was held at Evanston, Illinois, in Aug. 1954, when delegates attended from 163 member churches. The third assembly was held at New Delhi, India, in Nov.-Dec. 1961, with delegates representing 197 churches in 84 countries. The fourth assembly took place in July 1968 in Uppsala, Sweden, when 704 delegates were present from over 230 member churches.


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Books of Reference

  1. Official Reports: The First [… etc.] Assembly (London, 1948, 1955, 1962, Geneva, 1968)Google Scholar
  2. New Delhia to Uppsala, 1961–68. Geneva, 1968Google Scholar
  3. Official reports of the Faith and Order Conferences at Lausanne 1927, Edinburgh 1937, Lund 1952, Montreal 1963 Google Scholar
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Publications of the Pan American Union include

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Publications on Latin America (see also the bibliographical notes appended to each country)

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  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton

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