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EAA becomes part of WCC.

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will be reconstituted as part of the World Council of Churches, the organizations announced in March.

As an ecumenical initiative of the WCC. the EAA will be accountable to the WCC's general secretary and its administration will be carried out by the parent organization. It will still raise its own funds and its board of directors will continue to operate as a committee.

"The EAA was founded on the principle that the more we can speak and act together, the stronger our impact for justice will be," said Rev. Dr. Rick Fee. chair of the EAA board of directors and general secretary of the Presbyterian Church's Life and Mission Agency. "This is a fundamental ecumenical principle which the EAA has developed creatively and effectively for over a decade."

The EAA is made up of a coalition of 84 churches and Christian organizations, including Presbyterian World Service & Development, dedicated to campaigning on global issues. The alliance is currently focusing on food security and sustainable agriculture, and previously focused on issues related to HIV and AIDS.

The WCC represents 345 churches worldwide including the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and provided administrative support for the EAA from its founding in 2000 until it became an independent association in 2009.--CW

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Title Annotation:BULLETIN: COMMUNITY; Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and World Council of Churches
Publication:Presbyterian Record
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Apr 1, 2015
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