Non-governmental actors and world politics are the main topic of my research work. I do not specifically look at churches and other faith based organisations, yet I notice there is a move toward voluntary global codes in the Church as well. Latest development: a global interdenominational conversion code!
The Washington Post reports that evangelicals support a new global conversion code. The World Council of Churches, the Vatican, World Evangelical Alliance are discussing a code of conduct for evangelism to serve as an "advocacy tool in discussions with governments considering anti-conversion laws (and) help to advance the cause of religious freedom."
It remains to be seen if constituencies will keep to the code. Moreover, is it a good idea to codify evangelism? What do you think?
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