The Mission of God: Studies in Orthodox and Evangelical Mission

Mission of God

We are very pleased to be able to announce the publication (August 2015) of our first book,

The Mission of God: Studies in Orthodox and Evangelical Mission

This important volume is the fruit of three years’ work by Orthodox and Evangelical scholars and two major international consultations. The collection of essays points a way forward for both faith communities as they put past hurts behind them, wrestle honesty with theological difference, but keep a clear focus on the Mission of God.

Contributors include:

Archbishop Anastasios Yannoulatos                        Dr. Darrell Jackson

Dr. Brad Nassif                                                                    Prof. Anne-Marie Kool

Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Demetrios                    Prof. Simon Chan

Fr. Leonid Kishkovsky                                                      Dr. James Stamoolis

Fr. Ioan Sauca                                                                     Dr. Cecil M Robeck

254 pages  |   RRP  £28.99  (discounts available)  |   ISBN  978-1-908355-83-6

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Lausanne Orthodox Initiative – 2014 Consultation Report Published


“The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative continues to be an inspiring and unique ecumenical dialogue” say joint report authors Dr James Stamoolis and Fr Eric Tosi. They go on to say, “the impact is on a personal level; person to person, community to community, two different Christian traditions reconciling with each other after years of mistrust and misunderstanding. It is on this level that common ground can be discovered and conflicts can be resolved; each acknowledging their genuine differences but each also acknowledging their common faith in Christ.”

The full consultation report was published this week and may be downloaded here:

LOI 2014 Consultation Report

(Source, LOI website)

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”

Orthodox and Evangelicals Engaged in Missional Dialogue – Communique of 2014 LOI Meeting


Relationships between Evangelicals and Orthodox engaged in mission have not always been positive, but the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative is working towards increased mutual understanding and a healing of wounds, in order to collaborate more effectively in God’s mission. Sixty senior church and mission leaders, ecumenists and theologians from many parts of the world came together for the initiative’s second consultation. Gathering from 15-19 September at the Orthodox monastery of St Vlash in Albania, and hosted by His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios and the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania, the consultation was chaired by Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Mrs Grace Mathews of the Lausanne Movement. Continue reading “Orthodox and Evangelicals Engaged in Missional Dialogue – Communique of 2014 LOI Meeting”

Consultation Images | Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative

St. Vlash Consultation September 2013

Consultation Images | Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative.

This is the website of the Lausanne Orthodox Initiative, dedicated ti the cooperation in mission between Orthodox and Evangelical believers.