Three organizations, representing about 90 percent of world Christianity, launched on 28 June a global code of conduct for proselytizing in a bid to reduce tensions between different religious convictions.

“Today represents an historic moment in our shared Christian witness. This is the first time that a document has been issued by the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Pontifical Council for the Interreligious Dialogue of the Holy See,” said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.

The three groups represent nearly two billion Christians, according to a WCC spokesman. The text, “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct,” is the result of five years of extensive consultations and negotiations.

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