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World Evangelical Alliance and Wycliffe International collaborate to promote Bible translation

June 27, 2008

Contact Information:
Marion Uzac, Press Secretary. E-mail:
marion@worldevangelicals.org
Sylvia Soon, Chief of Staff. E-mail: sylvia@worldevangelicals.org

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) welcomed Wycliffe International as its newest Global Partner, adding strength to the alliance’s efforts in promoting transformation solidly rooted in the Bible.


“We are delighted that Wycliffe International has become a WEA Global Partner,” said Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, the International Director of the WEA. “As a global network Wycliffe is one of the best known and respected Christian ministries in the world. WEA clearly supports the aims of Wycliffe to be a catalyst for God’s solutions for the communities of the world who don’t have His word in their own language. I truly hope this new partnership will advance the cause of Christ around the world.”


Wycliffe International includes 49 autonomous Wycliffe organizations – all of which raise resources (usually people, prayer and finances) for Bible translation and literacy work carried out through Wycliffe organizations or partners and networks. A quarter of the Wycliffe organizations also lead Bible translation and literacy programs in their own countries. An additional 35 affiliated partner organizations formally share Wycliffe International\'s vision. With more than 2200 languages still without any Scripture, the challenge is significant and thus Wycliffe International\'s commitment is to Vision 2025 - a Bible translation program in progress for every language group that needs it by the year 2025.


Kirk Franklin, the Executive Director/CEO of Wycliffe also affirmed this new partnership in the following statement.

“I am excited that Wycliffe International is now a WEA Global Partner,” said Franklin. “Our ministry and all whom we represent respect the impact WEA is having around the world. Our particular focus is a good fit with WEA\'s desire to \'extend the Kingdom of God by proclamation of the Gospel to all nations and by Christ-centered transformation within society\'. I believe this is a unique opportunity for Wycliffe International to now be a more active partner with WEA and all whom it represents.”

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 ten 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.

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