On the United Nations’ International Anti-Corruption Day on Thursday December 9th, the Global Network on Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIN) will hold an online conference titled “Integrity – Fighting the Evil of Corruption.” Highlighting the role of the Church in fighting corruption, speakers include World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Secretary General Bishop Dr Thomas Schirrmacher and Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Livia Krings, among others.
Highlighting the unique role of Churches and believers in caring for God's creation, World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) together with a number of member and partner organizations represented an evangelical voice at the COP26 that concluded last week in Glasgow, UK.
From Sunday, 31 October to Friday, 12 November, Glasgow will welcome an estimated 30,000 delegates from around the world for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Under the co-presidency of the UK and Italy, thousands of member representatives and official negotiators from more than 200 countries, businesses, NGOs, unions, and faith communities will contribute significant research and intercultural insight into COP26 delegations.
For the past three years, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has engaged in conversations with representatives of the world’s largest Muslim organization, the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Indonesia, to pursue the mutual desire to protect religious freedom for all. The emerging partnership led to the recent publication of a joint book titled “God Needs No Defense – Reimagining Muslim-Christian Relations in the 21st Century.” WEA’s and NU’s hope is to chart a new direction for Christians and Muslims to engage with each other honestly and respectfully, even if they disagree with the others’ beliefs.
The Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Bishop Dr Thomas Schirrmacher visited the “Museum of the Bible” on a recent trip to Washington, DC, enjoying a guided tour and meeting with Chief Executive Officer Harry M. Hargrave. The centrally-located museum that opened four years ago offers a variety of exhibits and experiences aimed at making the Bible more accessible to Christians and non-Christians alike.
What makes a better teacher: the ability to ask the right questions or having all the answers? Is it better to be the “Bible Answer Person” or the one who encourages the learner to think? Remarkably, Jesus only answered three of the 307 questions He asked. Why was that?
The conventional wisdom about religion in the United States is that the number of people who have no religious affiliation is rising rapidly. In the 1970s, secular Americans (often called the Nones) made up just 5 percent of the population; now, that number has climbed to at least 30 percent. The data suggest that religious groups must be suffering tremendous losses as the Nones continue to increase in size and influence each year.
Christian missionary workers typically labor in obscurity, running medical clinics, building wells and delivering Bibles without fanfare — until crisis erupts. On Saturday (Oct 16), Christian Aid Ministries, a global missionary organization in Millersburg, Ohio, that was founded by Amish and Mennonites, unwillingly joined the ranks of those making headlines when 17 members of its group were kidnapped. Six men, six women and five children were abducted
How can a follower of Jesus Christ be distracted by, of all things, discipleship? What comes to mind when you think of Christian discipleship? Being a learner, a student, a follower? Join Rev. Kevin McClure as he shares his spiritual journey and see if his experience is like yours.
On September 4, World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Secretary General Bishop Dr Thomas Schirrmacher presented an evangelical perspective on conservation of nature and biodiversity to the global community of experts who gathered in Marseille, France for the World Conservation Congress 2021.