World Evangelical Alliance

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) engages on behalf of forcibly displaced people at the United Nations (UN), raises awareness among churches through the World Refugee Sunday and supports and endorses the Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP), a WEA Global Partner. Together with the RHP, the WEA offers a variety of resources and helpful connections to empower local churches to effectively welcome and serve refugees.

Source: WEA's Engagement with Refugees. (2016). Retrieved 14 June 2016, from

Christine MacMillan
Chair, Global Human Trafficking
Task Force

An inspiring and effective advocate of social justice for all, Commissioner Christine MacMillan has been a Salvation Army officer holding appointments in five countries: Canada and Bermuda, Australia, England, Papua New Guinea and USA.
In 2007, she became the founding director of The Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission.
In July 2012, following retirement from The Salvation Army, Christine was selected by the World Evangelical Alliance to serve as their Senior Advisor for Social Justice, where 600 million Christians join forces under the banner of impacting God's so loved and unloved world.

Since 2012, Christine now holds the position with World Evangelical Alliance as: Director of Public Engagement. This executive team position plays a catalytic role in identifying global key issues while developing a WEA voice and responses of participation through the offices at the United Nations and influential bodies. A recent book “When Justice is the Measure” with Christine as author, brings her vast journey of experience with observations and paradigms that are both challenging and achievable.

By faith Christine holds the conviction that the Gospel is a redeeming invitation to listen with the anticipation that accompaniment impacts the hope of transformation.

Source: WEA - World Evangelical Alliance Est 1846 - Bio Whoweare. (2016) Retrieved 14 June 2016, from

Tom Albinson
Ambassador for Refugees
and Displaced People

Thomas (Tom) Albinson has served refugees full-time since 1981. He founded International Association for Refugees (IAFR) in 2009, where he serves as President. Prior to his work with IAFR, Albinson served with Slavic Gospel Association (1981 – 1992) and with International Teams (1992 – 2009). He has pioneered several refugee ministry initiatives and has supervised refugee ministries in Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

In 2001, Albinson helped establish the Refugee Highway Partnership, a WEA Global Partner and growing international network of Christians serving forcibly displaced people.

Albinson received a B.A. in Social Work from Taylor University (Upland, IN) and has since studied some theology at Wheaton College Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL). He is quick to add, “I have learned most from the forcibly displaced people with whom I have worked over the years.”

Source: WEA - World Evangelical Alliance Est 1846 - Bio Whoweare. (2016) Retrieved 14 June 2016, from

Eldon Porter,
Jun 19, 2016, 6:09 AM