The first of the two cases to be presented in this book is the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs/CCIA – which was founded in 1946 as a joint commission of two Christian umbrella organizations: (1) the World Council of Churches/WCC, at the time a loosely organized cooperation of approximately 150 churches – primarily with Protestant background1 and (2) the International Missionary Council/IMC founded in 1921, and organized in national councils to support Protestant missionary activities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.2