Report of the Swiss Delegation at the Lausanne III Congress - Reconciliation - A Migration Topic

Report of the Swiss Delegation at the Lausanne III Congress

Reconciliation - A Migration Topic

Reconciliation is a key topic in a world which is marked by its separation from God. It is a topic which concerns us all, both regarding our relationship with God as well as with the people who are living with us in this country. 

The Swiss Delegation at the last Conference on World Evangelization was particularly touched by the importance of reconciliation and has published a summarizing statement..

Report of the Swiss Delegation at the Lausanne III Congress

In October 2010, 4200 Christains met in Cape Town for the Conference on World Evangelization (Lausanne III). The Swiss Evangelical Alliance sent a delegation of 22 representatives to that conference. Together with delegates from around 200 countries, they reflected on the meaning and influence of important social challenges for the church's future; they studied God's word and prayed for evangelization all over the world. The Cape Town Declaration was also prepared at this conference.

In order to deal with the topics for Switzerland in depth and to address concrete items regarding reconciliation and unity, the Swiss conference participants formulated a statement. Focusing on the theme "Reconciliation and Unity", the authors listed four areas which appeared to them as being particularly important for the church in Switzerland:

  1. The different geographical and linguistic regions of Switzerland

  2. How we deal with migrants

  3. The different churches and denominations 

  4. The position of men and women in the church. 

The second item, the relationship to and amongst migrants, is a key focus for AGiK. We are publishing the corresponding contribution here. (You will find the text in different languages in the download area below.) 

The complete paper with all four points can be downloaded from the website of the Swiss Evangelical Alliance: 

German: www.each.ch/stellungnahmen/kongress-f%C3%BCr-weltevangelisation-2010-kapstadt-eine-bilanz-der-schweizer-delegation.ht.
French: www.evangelique.ch/node/124.

 

Johannes Müller, johannes.mueller@africanlink.ch

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