WEA announcement of Oversight Group

(April 2014)  Acting on behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), Dr Robert Cooley has announced the names of the eight scholars who have accepted the invitation to comprise the Divine Familial Terms Oversight Group.

In response to this announcement, SIL International Executive Director Freddy Boswell stated, “We’re grateful to the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) for giving leadership to this process and also to this group of distinguished scholars for being willing to serve on the Oversight Group. We pray that God will bless our work together.”

SIL is fully committed to accurate, clear and natural Scripture translation and will abide by the Oversight Group’s recommendations.

The purpose of this Oversight Group is “to establish policies and procedures for accountability to the Report on Divine Familial Terms recommendations and to provide external review of implementation of the recommendations in the translation of Divine Familial Terms.”

The following members were selected by WEA based on their expertise, experience and personal skills:

  • Dr. Robert Cooley (Chair), President-Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA
  • Dr. Donald Fairbairn, Professor of Early Christianity and Historical Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA
  • Dr. Atef Gendy, President, Evangelical Theological Seminary and Professor of New Testament, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr. Ida Glaser, Director of Academic Research, Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Mark Hausfeld, Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, USA
  • Dr. Ekram Lamie Hennawie, Professor of Comparative Religions, Moderator, Presbyterian Synod of the Nile, Egypt
  • Dr. Scott Moreau, Professor of Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, USA
  • Dr. Roland Werner, Secretary General, YMCA of Germany and Expert African Linguistics and Theology, Germany.

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