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A line borrowed from the Lord’s Prayer, “Your Kingdom Come”, served as main theme of the summit, uniting 92 national alliances. The General Assembly of the World Evangelical Alliance closed on 13 November with a final pledge.
In the opening evening, between six and seven thousand attendants packed the hall. The vast majority were Indonesian evangelicals who had been anticipating the global event for a long time.
The WEA has launched the project AD 2020 Global Year of the Bible “to highlight the Bible as the enduring foundation for unity, freedom, development and quality of life today and for the years to come”.
Efraim Tendero represented evangelical Christians at the Global Conference on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi.
An interview with Efraim Tendero, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance and former leader of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.
In New York, António Guterres met the Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance, Efraim Tendero.
All the last presidents of United States, and Protestant figures such as Justin Welby or Efraim Tendero pay tribute to the American evangelist and highlight his influence worldwide.
World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero and national evangelical leaders meet the Kosovan Head of State. Thaçi underlines his commitment to religious freedom and inter-faith dialogue.
The World Evangelical Alliance supports the USA National Association of Evangelicals in condemning white supremacy. “Jesus Christ has the power to break down racial barriers.”
The World Evangelical Alliance: “We wholeheartedly affirm the clear teaching of the Holy Bible that the people of God are called by God to ‘love’ and ‘welcome’ the foreigner and stranger”.
“Pray that God would use Guterres and the UN to lessen the suffering in our world, and in humility serve those who are most vulnerable”, says World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.
The Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance believes the views of evangelical minorities in Catholic countries should be “heared” before relating to the Vatican. In an interview with Evangelical Focus, he also highlighted the role of the churches in the refugee crisis.
The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change.
Efraim Tendero (World Evangelical Alliance) and Jaume Llenas (Spanish Evangelical Alliance) agree in their disapproval of ecumenism and emphasise mission: “If we stop sharing the gospel, we stop being evangelical Christians”. A second report from the 2016 Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly.
WEA’s Secretary General Efraim Tendero and Pentecostal pastor with personal friendship with Pope Francis Giovanni Traettino, among those invited to share their views in the assembly of the Italian Evangelical Alliance.
International Leadership Forum participants from across the world met in Seoul with local pastors. Table discussions about Bible engagement, Evangelism and Discipleship, Women and the Church.
“Declarations of intention are not going to be enough”, French President Hollande said. World leaders have unveiled a series of pledges to tackle climate change during the first two days of the summit.
Almost 200 nations will gather in France to discuss climate change next week. Christian creation care NGO A Rocha will be in Paris and organises the conference “A Christian response to climate change.”
The World Evangelical Alliance “welcomes” Pope Francis’ encyclical and the media attention it has had. “Climate change is real and it is a threat to the integrity of the planet’s ecosystems.”
WEA’s Efraim Tendero argues stories of 1.5 million people must be told. Dr Schirrmacher says “politicians cannot refute academic research”.
New WEA secretary general, “impressed by Ban Ki-moon’s desire to reach out to faith leaders and build trust”.
The International Leadership Forum (ILF) in Tegucigalpa (Honduras) closed by commending Efraim Tendero as the new General Secretary of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Efraim Tendero told Evangelical Focus that challenges for the Gospel include “secularism and humanism dictating the agenda in today's society” and the “progress of Islam”.
Efraim Tendero, the National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, is WEA's next Secretary General and CEO.