WCC general secretary addresses Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization
18 October 2010
"We are called to be one, to be reconciled, so that the world may believe that God reconciles the world to himself in Christ," the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit said in a 17 October address on the opening day of the 3rd Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in Cape Town.
It is the first time a WCC general secretary has addressed a congress of the Lausanne Movement. The evangelical Christian movement takes its name from the Swiss city where the first such gathering was held in 1974 at the initiative of the Rev. Dr Billy Graham, a well-known evangelist from the United States.
Blog by the WCC consultant for Evangelism John Baxter-Brown