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The opening of the coconut curtain: Pacific influence on the world council of churches through the campaign for a nuclear-free pacific, 1961 to 2000

Weir, Christine


This paper investigates the influence of Pacific Church leaders within the wider forum of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and their promotion of Pacific concerns – primarily the campaign for a nuclear free Pacific and other ecological concerns. The 1975 WCC Assembly held in Nairobi marked the move of the WCC from a predominantly North Atlantic body to a fully global one, with an emphasis on African issues and with Pacific church leaders elected to the WCC Central Committee. From 1975 the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pacific History
DOI: 10.1080/00223344.2018.1512370


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