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18.05.05 07:02 Age: 7 yrs

In Greece, Mission Leaders Challenge Mammon, AIDS

(UNDATED) Christian mission leaders from a broader-than-usual theological spectrum on Monday (May 16) ended the 13th Conference on World Mission and Evangelism hearing a potpourri of calls to find ways to respond to Christianity's growth in Africa and Asia, the AIDS pandemic and a global economic system that has elevated money to the level of an idol. The World Council of Churches-sponsored meeting, which also included a number of Pentecostal and evangelical denominations not usually part of WCC meetings, and a large 42-member delegation of Roman Catholics, differed from the usual ecumenical conferences by emphasizing common prayer, Bible study and small group discussions rather than politically charged declarations. By David E. Anderson. With file photo of Kobia. 825 words.