The head of the World Evangelical Alliance is meeting with South Korea’s top Christian leaders this week in an effort to unite and build partnerships between the largest evangelical body in the world and the churches in South Korea, which contain some of world’s largest congregations.
Geoff Tunnicliffe, international director of the WEA, visited the Korea National Council of Churches (KNCC) on Thursday, where he met with General Secretary the Rev. Kwon Oh-Sung, according to Seoul-based newspaper Christian Today Korea.
The two leaders shared about their organizations’ focuses and discussed mutual concerns on global issues such as poverty and AIDS. more >>
The World Evangelical Alliance strengthened its North American Council last week with the addition of a new member.
The network of 128 national evangelical alliances and 104 associate member organizations on Thursday welcomed Dr. David J. Jang, president of the Olivet Center for World Mission (OCWM) in San Francisco, as the newest member of its North American Council. The North American Council consists of members from the WEA International Council, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) - the largest network of evangelicals in the United States.
"We are delighted by Dr. Jang's appointment to our North American Council," said Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director for the WEA, in a public announcement. "Dr. Jang has a wealth of experience in Christian higher education and cutting edge mission strategies. He will be a great asset to the global work of the World Evangelical Alliance." more >>
The World Evangelical Alliance has applauded the agreement reached this week by New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to cease all hostilities between the Khartoum government and rebel groups for 60 days as they work towards a durable end to the conflict in Darfur.
"We applaud this significant step toward peace in Darfur," said Geoff Tunnicliffe, the International Director of the World Evangelical Alliance. "We truly hope this process will lead to end the suffering of the people in Darfur."
The ceasefire was one of several agreements made during talks between Richardson and al-Bashir in Khartoum on Wednesday. more >>
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) received Micah Network as its newest Global Partner this week, adding to its list of international partner organizations.
“We are very happy to announce that Micah Network has joined WEA as its newest Global Partner,” said Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director of the WEA, in an announcement released on Nov. 16.
Micah Network is a group of some 300 Christian relief, development and justice organizations that work together to meet the needs of the poor and oppressed, proclaim the mission of the church, and advocate Biblical values to leaders and decision makers around the world. more >>
NEW YORK – Thousands of Christians from over 20 countries celebrated Micah Sunday yesterday, participating in festivals, prayer services and exhibitions all aimed at raising awareness of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and poverty.
Micah Sunday is an annual effort by Micah Challenge, a global campaign of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the Micah Network, to mobilize churches and Christians against poverty through unified gestures.
This year, Micah Sunday overlapped with “Stand Up,” an international anti-poverty event where millions around the world are attempting to break a world record on the number of people standing up against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals. more >>
NEW YORK – Millions of people around the world and in New York will “stand up” together on Sunday, Oct. 15, in an effort to set an official Guinness World Record for the greatest number of people to stand up against poverty and for the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The signature event will be held at 6 p.m. in New York’s Time Square, where the famous New Year’s Eve ball will make its first-ever non-holiday appearance to lead the crowd in standing against poverty.
Similar gatherings are planned in dozens of other countries, including Sierra Leonne, where 300,000 people are expected to “Stand Up” against poverty during church services and attend a football match in the National practice stadium for the cause. more >>