The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI)

LOI Consultation in Finland, 2015

Some of my friends here know of my involvement with LOI (the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative), but probably very few of them know what this actually stands for. Here is he LOI Commitment:

The goal of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative is to reflect constructively on the history of relationships between Orthodox and Evangelicals in order to work towards better understanding, and encourage reconciliation and healing where wounds exist. Through this process Evangelicals and Orthodox are mutually enriched and strengthened in the work of mission, working towards mutual respect, support and cooperation in the spirit of our Lord’s prayer for His Church in John 17.

To achieve this goal the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative is committed to encouraging members of its two traditions to: pray for each other and study Scripture together; encourage mutual understanding, respect and appreciation of one another’s tradition and practice; promote collaboration in mission wherever this is possible; build short-term and long-term mission partnerships; and facilitate the exchange and sharing of resources for mission.

We are currently preparing for a regional consultation on the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region.

For more details, you may explore the current LOI introductory leaflet attached below.

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Author: DanutM

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

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