Chair of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Prof. Dr. theol. Dr. phil. Thomas Schirrmacher, PhD, ThD, DD, serves the World Evangelical Alliance as Associate Secretary General for Theological Concerns (Theology, Theological Education, Intrafaith Relations, Interfaith Relations, Religious Freedom, Research) and as Chair of the Theological Commission of WEA. He also is Chair of the same commission of the European Evangelical Alliance. As President of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights he regularly testifies in the parliaments and courts in Europe and the Americas, the OSCE and the UN in Geneva and New York. He has authored and edited 102 books, his newest including ‘Fundamentalism’, ‘Racism’, ‘Human Rights’, ‘Suppressed Women’, and ‘Human Trafficking’.
Bishop Schirrmacher earned four doctorates in ecumenical theology, in cultural anthropology, in ethics, and in the sociology of religion and received two honorary doctorates from the USA and India. He is Distinguished Professor of Global Ethics and International Development at William Carey University in Shillong (Meghalaya, India), extraordinary professor of the sociology of religion at the state University of the West in Timisoara (Romania) and director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom (Bonn, Cape Town, Colombo, Brasilia). He is professor of social ethics as well as president of Martin Bucer European Theological Seminary and Research Institutes (with branches in Berlin, Bielefeld, Bonn, Chemnitz, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Izmir, Linz, Munich, Pforzheim, Prague, Sao Paulo, Tirana, Zurich).