The Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, convened in 2010, was hailed as the most representative gathering of the global church in the history of Christianity. Thousands of delegates from almost 200 nations gathered to hear from God and each other, as they cast new vision for world evangelization in the third millennium. Global leaders grappled with the most significant issues facing the church today, reaffirming the urgency of reaching a globalized world through both word and deed.
Now collected in this volume are major presentations from this landmark event, addressing themes of:
Truth: Making the case for the truth of Christ in our pluralistic and globalized worldReconciliation: Building the peace of Christ in our divided and broken worldWorld faiths: Bearing witness to the love of Christ among people of other faithsPriorities: Discerning the will of God for evangelization in our centuryIntegrity: Calling the church of Christ back to humility, integrity and simplicityPartnership: Partnering in the body of Christ towards a new global equilibrium
Contributors include: Billy Graham, John Stott, Ajith Fernando, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, John Piper, Vaughan Roberts, Calisto Odede, Ramez and Rebecca Atallah, Os Guinness, Rebecca Manley Pippert, Michael Ramsden, Antoine Rutayisire, Tim Keller, Christopher Wright, Femi Adeleye, Patrick Fung, Libby Little and Lindsay Brown.
This book also includes powerful testimonies of a North Korean student's witness, reconciliation between Palestinian and Jewish Christians, and a Nigerian archbishop's faith in the face of persecution.
Together the worldwide church declares the embodied truth of "God in Christ, reconciling the world to himself" (2 Corinthians 5:19). Discover here the inspiring global witness to God's work in the world.
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About the Author
Julia E. M. Cameron is director of publishing for The Lausanne Movement. She lives in Oxford, England.
S. Douglas Birdsall (Th.M., Harvard University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is president and CEO of American Bible Society. He is also the founding director of the J. Christy Wilson Jr. Center for World Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and executive chairman of the Lausanne Movement. Before serving with Lausanne, Doug and his wife, Jeanie, served as missionaries in Japan with Asian Access.