The WEA fully supports the Cape Town Commitment

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News Release

January 28, 2011

We want to let you know of a tremendous resource for the global Church.

The 'Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action' is now available online.

We have been privileged to work with
the Lausanne Movement at every step of the way in the development of this important document.

We are particular grateful to Dr. Chris Wright and the Statement Working Group for their tremendous work in drawing together what was said at Cape Town 2010 so this document could be a true reflection of the Congress voices.

We are also grateful for the literally thousands of Christian leaders who have spoken into this process.

The World Evangelical Alliance fully supports the Cape Town Commitment and we urge you to prayerfully read this document. We are urging all our members to distribute this document widely for serious reflection and stimulation.

You can download the document here.

I agree fully with Doug Birdsall, Executive Chair of the Lausanne Movement when he states.

"We are grateful to God for the wonderful unity expressed in the Commitment - and to all participants for their contribution to it. This is truly a declaration of faith and a call to action from the global Church to each of us, and for all those whom we lead. May God bless you as together we seek to bring a fresh challenge to the global Church to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching, in every part of the world, in every sphere of society, and in the realm of ideas."

Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe,
CEO/Secretary General

The World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organizations and global networks. The WEA is the world¹s largest association of evangelical Christians serving a constituency of 600 million people. The WEA is a voice to governments, media, and other faith communities and holds consultative status at the United Nations.