January 9, 2012
The World Evangelical Alliance (www.worldea.org) and Marriage Week International (www.marriage-weekinternational.com) have designated Sunday, February 12, 2012, as a day for the global church to come together in celebrating and encouraging marriage.
Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of WEA, said, “we encourage our Evangelical Alliance members around the world to seize this opportunity to promote and strengthen marriage in their local churches, nations and regions.”
Richard Kane, CEO of Marriage Week International, said “This represents a global response to a global problem – the undermining of the sanctity of marriage.
"Let’s use this opportunity to reach out into society and send a positive Marriage Week message about celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the basis for family life.”
A few ideas on how National Alliances can encourage local churches to celebrate Marriage Week:
- Organize an event for married or future couples. (ex. Recreational Outing, Movies, Dancing or any other activity that highlights marriage)
- Deliver a Sunday sermon with the passages from Scripture relevant to the sacredness of marriage
- Watch Marriage Week video (now on www.marriage-weekinternational.com)
- Hold a workshop with the Marriage Week materials from a nation with your language (see www.marriage-weekinternational.com).
Please encourage your local churches to send pictures and stories of these events to [email protected] and [email protected] by Thursday, February 16 so that these stories may be featured on our WEA website.
Your partnership in the Gospel will greatly help to unite in advocating for marriage to transform the nations.
The World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and104 associate member organizations and global networks. The WEA is the world's 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.