Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action

The Lausanne Movement has published today the final document of the Lausanne II Congress in Cape Town. Here is the message I have received from Doug Birdsall, the executive leader of this movement:

Dear Danut,

I’m pleased to let you know that the completed ‘Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action’ is now available online at

Our thanks to Dr. Chris Wright and the Statement Working Group for their tremendous work in drawing together what was said at Cape Town 2010 so this document could be a true reflection of the Congress voices.

More, it is a reflection of the consultation process on the challenges and opportunities before the Church which began in 2007 and continued through the Congress.  We are grateful for the thousands of Christian leaders who have spoken into this process.  The Lausanne Board has fully endorsed The Cape Town Commitment and they urge you to prayerfully read and reflect on this document.

To help you share the document, ‘The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action’ is to be published in the Didasko Files series.  Its English language publishing date is 17 March (ISBN 978-1-906890-06-3).  Links to online sellers in all Lausanne regions will also be provided on the website.  Discounts are available for bulk purchases.  This publication will include Lausanne International Director Lindsay Brown’s closing address to the Congress: ‘We have a gospel to proclaim’.  Future publications will include an extended version of The Cape Town Commitment, with a study guide.

We are grateful to God for the wonderful unity expressed in the Commitment – and to all participants for their contribution to it.

This is truly a declaration of faith and a call to action from the global Church to each of us, and for all those whom we lead.

May God bless you as together we seek to bring a fresh challenge to the global Church to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching, in every part of the world, in every sphere of society, and in the realm of ideas.

Yours in Christ,
Doug Birdsall
Executive Chair
The Lausanne Movement

Note: I have initiated the Romanian translation of this document and I will publish it towards the end of February, making sure that later on it will also published on the website of the Lausanne Movement.

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You may read HERE a short article on this topic by David Neff in Christianity Today.


Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

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