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Pentecostal World Fellowship
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The Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) is a type of color:0000ff:ecumenical organization of Pentecostals that first met in 1947 in Zurich, Switzerland at the Pentecostal World Conference. The PWF meets triennially with the most recent meeting held in Calgary, Canada in 2019. The PWF was initiated by Leonard Steiner, David Du Plessis, J. Roswell Flower, and Donald Gee to encourage cooperation among Pentecostal leaders. The first conference had approximately 3,000 in attendance. Early efforts at organizing Pentecostals worldwide were attempted as early as 1908 by Alexander A. Bod…

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Wilkinson, Michael, “Pentecostal World Fellowship”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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