The World Evangelical Alliance, in collaboration with the Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches, announced earlier in the week that it has opened a new office in New York, a key strategic location for the alliance to expand its advocacy efforts for religious freedom and increase the impact of its work with the United Nations.
Geoff Tunnicliffe, International Director of the WEA, expressed gratitude for the development. He said: "We are deeply grateful to the Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches, a WEA associate member, in partnering with us in providing office space in New York ," Tunnicliffe said.
During his visit to New York last week, Tunnicliffe visited the offices of the EAPC headquarters, where WEA will share space.
The offices are located in the Trinity Building in the financial district of Manhattan, just a few miles from the UN headquarters.
"Through this partnership we will be able to expand our representation work at the United Nations," Tunnicliffe added.
"As a world class city, New York receives many international delegations and government representatives. Through our New York office, we will be able be more effective in our advocacy on behalf of the persecuted church, the poor and the marginalised in the world."
The WEA is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organisations. The vision of WEA is to extend the Kingdom of God by making disciples of all nations and by Christ-centred transformation within society. The WEA testifies that it exists to foster Christian unity, to provide an identity, voice and platform for the 420 million evangelical Christians worldwide.
For more information on the WEA please visit: www.worldevangelicalalliance.com