World Evangelical Alliance
The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is a global ministry working with local churches around the world to join in common concern to live and proclaim the "Good News of Jesus" in their communities. WEA is a network of churches in 128 nations that have each formed an Evangelical alliance and over 100 international organizations joining together to give a worldwide identity, voice and platform to more than 600 million evangelical Christians. Seeking holiness, justice and renewal at every level of society - individual, family, community and culture - its aim is uniting to transform the nations so that God is glorified.
Christians from ten countries met in London in 1846 for the purpose of launching, in their own words, "a new thing in church history, a definite organization for the expression of unity amongst Christian individuals belonging to different churches." This was the beginning of a vision that was fulfilled in 1951 when believers from 21 countries officially formed the World Evangelical Fellowship. Today, 150 years after the London gathering, WEA is a dynamic global structure for unity and action that embraces 600 million evangelicals in 128 countries. It is a unity based on the historic Christian faith expressed in the evangelical tradition. And it looks to the future with vision to accomplish God's purposes in discipling the nations for Jesus Christ.
Today, WEA seeks to strengthen local churches through national alliances, supporting and coordinating grassroots leadership and seeking practical ways of showing the unity of the body of Christ.
- Secretary General / International Director: Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe
- Representative to the United Nations: Deborah Fikes
- Leadership of the International Council: Rev. Ndaba Mazabane (Chairman), Rev. Katei Kirby (Vice Chair) and Mr. Kenneth Artz (Treasurer)
- Members of the International Council: Yara Hussein, Katei Kirby, John E. Langlois, Hans Henrik Lund, Janet Morgan, Alfred Neufeld, Vinita Shaw, John O. Smith, and Valdir Steuernagel
(A full listing is available on the WEA website)
- European Evangelical Alliance: Evangelical Alliance (UK), Deutsche Evangelische Allianz (Germany)
- Asia Evangelical Alliance
- Mission Commission
- Religious Liberty Commission
- Theological Commission
- Women's Commission
- Youth Commission
- Information Technology Commission
- Anti-Human Trafficking Global Task Force
- International Institute for Religious Freedom (IIRF)
- Micah Challenge
- WEA Leadership Institute
- WEA Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons
- WEA Peace and Reconciliation Project
- WEA Public Engagement Initiative