The Second Lausanne Forum on Children at Risk

14 May 2017 · 17 May 2017

Lancaster, PA, USA

The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization featured children and youth in the agenda and the congress declaration for the first time. The Cape Town Call to Action (2010) on behalf of children asks the global church to: “take children seriously through fresh biblical and theological enquiry; seek to train and provide resources to meet the needs of children worldwide; and to expose, resist, and take action against all abuse of children.” Particular emphasis was placed on the plight of Children-at-Risk (CAR), especially those living in extreme poverty. By 2020, Lausanne is expecting to hear from the Children-at-Risk Issue Group – how have we inspired and equipped the global Church to engage in mission ‘to, for, and with’ children-at-risk?

From May 14-17, 2017, global influencers will gather at Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania, USA to promote sustained collaborative action within the global Church community and to respond to the Quito Call to Action and the Lausanne Occasional Paper on Children-at-Risk (produced at the Quito Consultation on Children-at-Risk in November, 2014). We desire participants to join with the Children-at-Risk Issue Group to respond to these foundational documents and collaboratively discover ways “to educate, unify, and mobilize the global Church to mission to, for, and with children-at-risk …, empowering them as vulnerable agents of God” (Quito Call to Action).

By invitation only. For more information, please send an email to: [email protected]

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