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WCC Special Fund to Combat Racism grants
The grants recognize three categories of particular concern: anti-racism work, support to women suffering under racism, and the situation of Indigenous Peoples. Special Fund grants over the past 30 years have gone to groups in 50 countries and have totalled over US$12 million.
The complete list of recipients of this year's grants is:
1. Action for World Development, AUSTRALIA, US$ 7,000
2. Koori Anglican Fellowship, AUSTRALIA, US$ 7,000
3. Grupo de Trabalho Missionário Evangélico, (GTME), BRAZIL, US$ 7,000
4. Movimento Afrodescendente do Pará, (MOCAMBO), BRAZIL, US$ 7,000
5. United Presbyterian Church, BRAZIL, US$ 7,000
6. The KetlŽnan National Association (KETNA), COLOMBIA, US$ 7,000
7. Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico Haitianas (MUDHA), DOMINICAN REPUBLIC,
8. Central European Romani Educational Opportunities Centre (CEREOC), SLOVAK REPUBLIC, US$ 7,000
9. Pan African Women's Organization, SCOTLAND, US$ 7,000
10. Himalayan Heritage Foundation, NEPAL, US$ 7,000
The World Council of Churches is a fellowship of churches, now 342, in more than 100 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions. The Roman Catholic Church is not a member church but works cooperatively with the WCC. The highest governing body is the assembly, which meets approximately every seven years. The WCC was formally inaugurated in 1948 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its staff is headed by general secretary Konrad Raiser from the Evangelical Church in Germany.