Seeking to expand the unity of Evangelicals worldwide, top leaders from the WEA decided to extend the tenure of WEA International Director Geoff Tunnicliffe for an additional three years. Tunnicliffe is now slated to serve in until 2010.
The World Evangelical Alliance's board of representatives, known as the International Council, met from Nov. 28 - Dec. 1 in Bad Blankenburg, Germany, where they made the decision. At the German Evangelical Alliance retreat center, the board members also set their eyes on a great expansion of the Alliance by creating strategic links with other Christian evangelical organizations.
“The extension of Geoff’s appointment as the International Director for the next five years is a significant move, which we hope will continue the momentum that has been building in the World Evangelical Alliance,” said Ndaba Mazabane, chairman of the International Council, in a press statement. more >>
Evangelicals are calling on President Bush to take a “historic opportunity to rehabilitate his human rights credentials” by confronting China’s president about his country’s role in ending the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan.
“President Bush should make clear during his visit it is in China's best interest to see a stable and secure Sudan, which cannot exist until Darfur is stabilized and the killing is stopped,” a letter signed by Richard Cizik, Vice President for Governmental Affairs within the National Association of Evangelicals.
The president arrived in Beijing on Saturday evening for a three-day official visit to China to discuss religious freedom, human rights, and democratization among other issues with China’s president, Hu Jintao. Bush, who began his official visit to China on Sunday at the Protestant Gang Wa Shi Church in Beijing, was reminded about the ongoing civil war in Sudan, a country suffering from more than 20 years of internal fighting, by leading evangelical voices on the WEA website. more >>