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Rev. Raymond Swatkowski Appointed as WEA Deputy Secretary General for Operations

Aug 21, 2018

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is pleased to announce that Rev. Raymond Swatkowski has been appointed as its Deputy Secretary General for Operations as of September 1, 2018. In his new role, he will work out of WEA’s Wheaton office and oversee all the operational functions, including administr

Recent Converge Developments: Expanding a Global Network to Reach Youth

Jul 24, 2018

It was such a privilege last week to meet up with a number of passionate disciple-makers from across the globe. Rich Robinson of 3DM drew them together and some of us involved in Converge took the opportunity to think through how to develop a disciple-makers movement within Converge. We’re keen to e

Islam scholar: Seeking dialogue with liberal Muslims

Jul 24, 2018

The Islam debate in Germany must not be reduced to the fear of Islamic terrorism. This was the demand made by speakers at a panel discussion on the topic of “Islam as a social challenge” on June 30th in Giessen. According to world renowned Islam scholar Prof. Christine Schirrmacher (Bonn) the majori

WEA Announces New Members of Its International Council

Jul 24, 2018

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is pleased to announce the names of the new members of its International Council (IC). Nominated and affirmed by its regional and national Evangelical Alliance members in an electronic election, the IC will serve as WEA’s governing board until the upcoming Genera

A Backlash of Civility - by Amanda Jackson

Jul 24, 2018

Niceness is an under-rated quality – it tends to be associated with tepid talent and muted colour. The definition of nice (see the Oxford Dictionary) is positive, “Pleasant, satisfying or attractive.” But modern usage also hints at blandness – a nice meal is OK but will not leave you raving.

African Children Singing Us into Pentecost - by Dr Brian Stiller

Jul 16, 2018

There is nothing like a children’s choir to warm the heart. It was the day before Pentecost Sunday and the last day of a conference of African Pentecostals and Charismatics. A choir of South African children, bodies moving in rhythm to a Zulu tune, reminded us of the remarkable stories of unforeseen

Member Update on International Council Elections, General Assembly, Structural Changes, New Office and Transitions

Jul 11, 2018

As we are approaching the end of the first half of the year 2018, I would like to share with you some updates on a number of developments that have taken place over the past few months.

Comm. Christine MacMillan Retires from WEA Senior Leadership to Focus on Human Trafficking and Social Justice Work

Jun 30, 2018

Commissioner Christine MacMillan, Associate Secretary General for Public Engagement of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), has announced that she will be retiring from her senior leadership role at the end of the month in order to focus on her work in WEA’s Global Human Trafficking Task Force. She

Religious Freedom is a Human Right: New Professorship Dedicated to Religious Freedom and Research on Persecution of Christians

Jun 30, 2018

A professorship dedicated to the topic of “religious freedom and research on persecution of Christians” is a novelty in German speaking areas. At the inauguration special emphasis was placed on the universality of the human right to freedom of religion or belief and its positive implications.

Dr. Christopher Chou Moves On to Develop the Evangelical Center in New York

Jun 30, 2018

Dr. Christopher Chou who has served the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) for the past eight years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, is stepping down from his role with the WEA at the end of the month and moves on to develop the Evangelical Center in Dover, NY.