New York, NY – May 14, 2012
On May 10th, Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) which represents some 600 million Evangelical Protestants, met in Beijing with Minister Wang of the Chinese government who is Director General of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA).
The two hour meeting focused on issues of mutual concern to the Chinese Government, the China Christian Council (CCC) and the WEA. Building on previous visits, a small delegation from the WEA met to continue in dialogue on matters of importance to Christians both in China and the world.
This meeting culminated a series of meetings which began in Shanghai with senior leaders of both the CCC and the Three Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). The dialogue covered a wide range of topics, including the challenges of rapid church growth, Bible engagement, business ethics, religious liberty, gendercide, and human trafficking. Along with Dr. Tunnicliffe were Dr. Brian Stiller (WEA Global Ambassador) and Rev. Godfrey Yogarajah (Executive Director, Religious Liberty Commission). Continue reading “WEA Leaders Meet with Chinese Government Minister and Church Representatives during China Visit”