Lausanne Orthodox Initiative Announces 2015 Consultation Dates


Next Lausanne Orthodox-Evangelical meeting will take place on 1-4 September in Helsinki, Finland

The LOI Steering Committee is pleased to be able to announce that its 2015 Consultation will be held in Finland at the invitation of the Orthodox Church of Finland and with the warm support of the Evangelical Alliance. Finland has the rare distinction of having two ‘state Churches’, Lutheran and Orthodox, and makes an ideal setting for our third LOI consultation.

We will be meeting from lunchtime on Tuesday 1 September until the afternoon of Friday 4 September 2014 at the Sofia Cultural Centre close to Helsinki (see map).  The Sofia Cultural Centre is a comfortable and convenient venue for the 60-70 participants who are expected to gather for next year’s consultation which will build on the work done at St. Vlash, in Albania, in 2013 and 2014. Continue reading “Lausanne Orthodox Initiative Announces 2015 Consultation Dates”


The Finland Phenomenon

This is an amazing documentary by Dr. Tony Wagner, from Harvard University.

Continue reading “The Finland Phenomenon”

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success – Anu Partanen – National – The Atlantic.

Againabout what we can learn from the success of the Finnish educationali system.

Thanks to Scot McKnight for the link.

Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful (and Romania’s Are Not)?

According to education columnist Linda Fandel, the reasons why schools in Finland are considered the best in the world (see HERE) are:

  • Careful selection and lengthy preparation of teachers
  • A clear and rigorous national curriculum
  • Constant, enthusiastic help for struggling students
  • Ongoing review of how to make the system better

All this, according to Fandel (see HERE), could be summarised by three words: Relationships, Engagement, Student Centred.

Scot McKnight was pointing us recently to a very good article on this topic. Here are a few quotes: Continue reading “Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful (and Romania’s Are Not)?”

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