WEA Secretary General Speaks on Gospel and Religious Extremism at Conference in Bethlehem, Calls for Recognition of Evangelicals in the Holy Land

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) Secretary General Bishop Efraim Tendero spoke on ‘the Gospel and Religious Extremism’ at the fourth Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Bethlehem, calling for religious and political leaders to move away from exclusive territorial claims and instead commit to dialogue on common issues. He also met with government representatives and renewed WEA’s call for official recognition of evangelical churches by the state of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Delivering the key note address at the opening of the conference, Bishop Tendero spoke about common misconceptions about religious extremism, Biblical perspectives that counter religious extremism and religious nationalism, and WEA’s continued efforts for peace and reconciliation among people of different faith traditions.

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