The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization has declared June 25 as an International Day of Prayer for North Korea.
In an announcement made on June 1, the Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, executive chair of the organization, stated: “On behalf of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and the Lausanne Movement, I declare June 25 to be an International Day of Prayer for North Korea and call on the church to pray for North Korea.”
The Day of Prayer will be staged as a climax to the Global Week of Prayer for North Korea, which runs from 19-25 June. more >>
A report released this month by the Lausanne Researchers’ Network highlights the profound southern geographical shift of global Christianity over the past hundred years.
USA Evangelicals/Evangelicals in a Global Context by Todd Johnson, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, offers new data on the southern shift in the evangelical movement from its roots in the United Kingdom and the United States.
According to the study, over 80 percent of all Christians in 1900 were from Europe and North America, yet by 2005 it was under 45 percent. This statistic correlates with the finding that out of the estimated number of evangelicals worldwide – from 250 million to 688 million – most are increasingly found outside of the Western world. more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) will gather hundreds of young leaders worldwide for a conference in Malaysia next year.
The Younger Leaders Gathering, which brings together about 500 young leaders between the ages of 25-35 from over 100 countries, aims to serve as a platform for emerging global Christian leaders of the 21st century to connect and develop. The gathering is scheduled for Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Among the qualities the Committee seeks in participants are leaders who actively and personally engage in reaching people with the Gospel, demonstrate a Kingdom mindset through collaborative/cooperative ministry, influence others to reach their potential, have a current and potential ministry impact, and are respected by their peers. more >>
Lausanne will host the North American Consultation on the role of the church in solving the HIV/AIDS pandemic for the first time this month.
On Nov. 10, one day prior to the world’s largest medical missions conference, the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization will host the North American Consultation at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky. The topic of discussion this year is the role of the church in the HIV/AIDS crisis, which some are calling a “global emergency.”
Among the prominent guest speakers at the consultation is Edward C. Green, who is the senior research scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. Green, whose session is titled “Uganda’s ABC Model: An African Response to AIDS,” will be discussing his findings that the ABC (Abstinence, Be Faithful, Use Condoms) model in Uganda lowered the HIV/AIDS rate from 18 percent in 1992 to below seven percent presently, according to a statement released by the Southeast Christian Church, Missions Ministry. more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization's International Leadership Team met in Hong Kong last week, marking the first time nearly all of the new Lausanne team had the opportunity to meet face to face since the leadership transition at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization last fall in Pattaya, Thailand.
Participating in the June 20-22 meetings were Lausanne's International Deputy Directors (representing the 11 regions of the world), Senior Associates, Senior Advisors, 2004 Forum Issue Group leaders, National and Regional Committee representatives, organizers of the 2006 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, the Lausanne Administrative Committee and Lausanne Staff. The meeting was hosted by Dr. Leung Wing Tai, chair of the Lausanne Communication Working Group, and CEO of Breakthrough Ministries.
In speaking of the Lausanne Leadership Team, Rev. Doug Birdsall, Lausanne Executive Chair, said it is the strongest it has been in fifteen years, adding that "A new generation of leaders brings with them a high level of energy and a fresh commitment to advance the ideals of 'the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.'" more >>
The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization has named the Rev. Dr. John R. W. Stott as Honorary Chair, according to an announcement made Wednesday.
In announcing Stott’s new connection with Lausanne, the Rev. S. Douglas Birdsall, Executive Chair of Lausanne, said Stott’s name is synonymous with Lausanne in many ways because of the key role he has played in the development of the movement.
As an exemplary churchman, scholar and preacher committed to the full counsel of God, Stott has “a heart and a vision for the world,” Birdsall said in the June 28 announcement released by Lausanne. “Thus, he models the catchwords of Lausanne – the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world.” more >>