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The World Evangelical Alliance welcomes Micah Network as newest Global Partner

November 16, 2006

The World Evangelical Alliance welcomed the Micah Network as its newest Global Partner, making official the strong relationship that began two years ago with the joint launch of the Micah Challenge initiative.

“We are very happy to announce that Micah Network has joined WEA as its newest Global Partner.” said Geoff Tunnicliffe, the International Director for the World Evangelical Alliance. “It is our hope this new partnership will facilitate greater coordination and integration of relief and development work in our network of three million churches around the world."

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 seven other Global Partners serving the WEA constituency.

Micah Network is a group of nearly 300 Christian relief, development and justice organizations that work together to meet the needs of the poor and oppressed, proclaim the mission of the church, and advocate Biblical values to leaders and decision makers around the world.

Steve Bradbury, chair of the Micah Network, expressed hopes that both organizations would greatly benefit from the partnership.

“We thank you for your invitation to be a global partner of WEA and have pleasure in accepting it,” said Bradbury. “It is my heartfelt prayer that God will bless the Micah Network/WEA relationship, and use it to enhance our capacities to serve him.”

“We already have one very significant joint initiative, the Micah Challenge,” he said, referring to the joint campaign to mobilize Christians against poverty. “We look forward to praying and working with you to grow its impact at global, regional and national levels.”

Contact Information:

Pauline Chang, Press Secretary

E-mail: pauline@worldevangelicalalliance.com

Tel: +[1] 202.223.7556

Sylvia Soon, Chief of Staff

E-mail: Sylvia@worldevangelicalalliance.com

Tel: +[1] 604.838.3922

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)

World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 127 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.

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