The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) held its annual International Leaders Meeting (ILM) last week in Bad Blankenburg, Germany under the theme of ‘Authentic Leadership in Challenging Times’. For five days, some 45 leaders from over 20 countries focused on strengthening the working relationships acr
As leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance, we feel privileged to have gathered in Bad Blankenburg, Germany, which is geographically close to the birth place of the Reformation. It is a historic moment to be here in the year of the 500th anniversary.
The Divine Familial Terms Oversight Group, a group of independent experts facilitated by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), held its third meeting to provide feedback to Wycliffe Global Alliance and SIL International concerning technical guidelines for Bible translators.
The One Body of Christ Includes People of All Nationalities, Countries, Cultures, Languages, and Also People of All Classes and Social MilieusFeb 3, 2017
Thomas Schirrmacher, the Associate Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance responsible for relationships among the churches, praised the “Jesus Unites” platform in a welcoming address at the Free Evangelical Church in Bonn and described it as a model for other countries. “Jesus Unites” i
Why are so many pastors discouraged and leaving the ministry? Why are they burning out and struggling in their marriages? One major reason is that pastors do not have a safe environment in which they can open up and express their hurt and difficulties, as they should. In order for pastors’ to do wel
He was the first black person I had ever met. I was a Canadian teenager and it was Sunday night church: time for the sermon. A tall, poised black preacher stood and began to speak. He had a deep, South African accent and flowing rhetoric, rich in vocabulary. I had never heard such preaching. It was
In light of recent developments related to the ongoing global refugee crisis, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is issuing the following ‘Call to Welcome Refugees’: We wholeheartedly affirm the clear teaching of the Holy Bible that the people of God are called by God to ‘love’ and ‘welcome’ the f
Biblical Complementarity is Key: 82 European Evangelical Theologians Meet in ‘Lutherstadt’ WittenbergJan 26, 2017
(Bonn, 04.10.2016) “Many Biblical topics and questions have two sides which are equally important – at this point I like to use the term ‘complementarity.’ Many historical or present day theological debates have arisen or arise solely because the parties to the debate emphasize one of the sides reve
IIRF Responds to Defacing of Mosques in Cape Town: Desecration of Religious Buildings Violates Religious FreedomJan 13, 2017
As has been widely reported in both the international and regional media, two mosques were recently desecrated in South Africa. As the False Bay Echo (January 12, 2017) reports, “In the first incident on Saturday night, January 7, a raw pig’s snout was placed in the gate of the Noorul Islam Simon’s
In Psalm 23, David reminds us that even in our darkest hours, God is with us to comfort and to guide. The words of the psalmist came true in a most remarkable and amazing way. Many years later, through the cry of baby Jesus – a descendant of David – God broke into the darkness of a world caught up i