The World Council of Churches (WCC) says it is launching a three-year joint study project with the Vatican aimed at developing a shared code of conduct on religious conversion where charges of proselytising can trigger tensions in societies. According to Rev. Hans Ucko, head of the WCC’s interreligious relations office, “The issue of religious conversion remains a controversial dimension in many interconfessional and interreligious relations. We hope that at the end of this study project, we will be able to propose a code of conduct that will affirm that commitment to our faith never translates into denigration of the other.” (Ecumenical News International)