and Selected Official Papers
The Manila Manifesto
The Manila Manifesto is an elaboration of The Lausanne Covenant fifteen years later. The participants in Lausanne II, the Second International Congress on World Evangelization, in Manila in the Philippines in July 1989 deliberated on the prospects for the fulfillment of the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The subject was looked at from every conceivable angle with an attempt to be true to the Holy Scriptures in the analysis. The results were summarized in The Manila Manifesto. Its second draft was submitted to all the participants. They made many comments and suggestions, which were carefully considered in the preparation of the final document. The following motion was then put to the whole Congress in plenary session: “We accept the Manila Manifesto as an expression, in general terms, of our concerns and commitments, and we commend it to ourselves, to churches and to Christian organizations for further study and response”. This motion passed by an overwhelming majority.
The Manila Manifesto is available in English and a number of other languages. See the translations menu for a full listing.
Selected Official Documents
Foreword (Leighton Ford) (HTML page)
Introduction (Edward R. Dayton) (HTML page)
I. The Whole Church
II.A. The Whole Gospel
II.B. The Whole Gospel: Bible Studies
Bible Studies on Romans 1-5 (John Stott)
Bible Studies on Romans 6-8 (Ajith Fernando)
Bible Studies on Romans 9-15 (David Penman)
III. The Whole World