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Lausanne Movement


In July 1974 some 2,700 participants and guests from over 150 nations gathered in Lausanne Switzerland,  for ten days of discussion, fellowship, worship and prayer. Given the range of nationalities, ethnicities, ages, occupations and church affiliations, TIME Magazine described it as ‘a formidable forum, possibly the widest ranging meeting of Christians ever held’.   This gathering sparked a worldwide movement to reevaluate and re-energize Christian evangelism.  The most recent convening of the movement was in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010.