The Issue of Women’s Deprivation in Light of the Social Commitment of the World Council of Churches

  • Piotr Kopiec The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Keywords: World Council of Churches; social commitment; justice; deprivation; gender


The issue of gender justice increasingly shifts on to the core commitments of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Matters related to gender appear in a number of statements, commissions, programs and documents held within various bodies of the WCC. The survey of these commitments seems to be difficult to make, due to their diversity reflecting geographical, ethnic, economic and cultural background. This is partly affected by a nature of the WCC as it is the global platform where ideas from whole world are discovered, interpreted and passed on to the world. Article deals with the issue of gender justice and its place in the social discourse of the World Council of Churches.


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