Evangelical Alliance

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Evangelical Alliance
Type Evangelical Christian union
Founded August 1846
Headquarters
  • England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
Origins London, United Kingdom
Area served United Kingdom, worldwide
Focus(es) Evangelical Christianity
Method(s) Provides advocacy, advice and information
Employees 51 (approx)
Members 3,500 churches, 700 organisations
Motto "Better together"
Website www.eauk.org
References: Registered Charity number: 212325

The Evangelical Alliance is the largest and oldest body representing the UK's two million evangelical Christians. Formed in 1846, the Alliance aims to bring Christians together and help them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.[1]

With offices in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Belfast, the Alliance works across 79 denominations, 3,300 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. It is also a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians.[2]

Overview[edit]

The Evangelical Alliance has over 3300 church members. Several well-known Christian organisations are also members of the Alliance, for example Tearfund - which was originally established by the Evangelical Alliance[3] - Hope 08, Fusion and Serving In Mission (SIM).

The General Director of the Alliance is Steve Clifford, replacing Joel Edwards in April 2009. Krish Kandiah is Director of Churches in Mission, while Dave Landrum was appointed as Director of Advocacy in March 2011. Peter Lynas directs Northern Ireland, Fred Drummond, Scotland, and Elfed Godding, Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us". Eauk.org. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "WEA - World Evangelical Alliance Est 1846 - Page Whoweare". Worldea.org. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Matthew Frost, Tearfund's Chief Executive. "History". Tearfund. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Massie, James William (1847), The Evangelical Alliance, Its Origin and Development. The first history.
  • Thompson, Todd. "The Evangelical Alliance, Religious Liberty, and the Evangelical Conscience in Nineteenth-Century Britain," Journal of Religious History (2009) 33#1 pp 49–65.

External links[edit]