Fed. of nat. councils of Prot. chs. and nat. councils of Christian educ.. In 1889 the first in a series of World's Sunday School Conventions assembled at London. At the 7th conv. the World's S. S. Assoc. was constituted (Rom 1907). The name was changed to World Council of Christian Educ. and S. S. Assoc. 1947. It promotes organized Christian educ. including Sunday schools, encourages study of Bible, and fosters world evangelization. It conducted world institutes on Christian educ. at Toronto 1950; Nishonomiya, Japan, 1958; Belfast 1962. Publication: World Christian Education. Headquarters: Geneva. See also Ecumenical Movement, 12.
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