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World Evangelical Alliance Partners with WETIA

October 12, 2007


For Immediate Release

Contact: Marion Uzac, Press Secretary, marion@worldevangelicalalliance.com
Sylvia Soon, Chief-of-Staff, sylvia@worldevangelicals.org


The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) welcomed the World Evangelical Theological Institute Association (WETIA) into its growing network of Global Partners.

“We are very happy to welcome WETIA to the WEA family,” said the WEA International Director Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe. “In this era of digital communications and e-learning we believe that WETIA will be able to provide significant help to the WEA community.”

WETIA is a nonprofit organization linking a global network of evangelical theological colleges and seminaries through the application of information technology. As a research and service organization, WETIA also supports a variety of educational and professional development needs of the evangelical higher learning community with tools to create and deploy online learning programs.

“The gifted women and men who lead this global network are deeply committed to advancing the cause of Christ through creative and cutting edge technologies,” said Dr. Tunnicliffe.

The Executive Director of WETIA, William Wong, expressed his hope for the future works WETIA and WEA could cooperate in to promote the application of information technology throughout all regions of the world in evangelical Christian education.

“We are honored to be part of the WEA community,” said Wong. “There are many characteristics from both our organization and WEA that are complementary to each other. Collaborating is one of many ways to fulfill the body of Christ.”

Global Partner membership is given to international organizations that specialize in a field that contribute to the WEA’s mission and objectives. There are currently nine other Global Partners serving the WEA constituency.

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA): World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organizations. The vision of WEA is to extend the Kingdom of God by making disciples of all nations and by Christ-centered transformation within society. WEA exists to foster Christian unity, to provide an identity, voice and platform for the 420 million evangelical Christians worldwide.