The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative is a movement of Orthodox and Evangelical Christians who wish to respect each other’s beliefs, learn from each other, and support one another as we each obey the call to share in God’s mission.
The initiative was established after the Third Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2010
The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI)
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.
Who are we?
LOI is led by a Board which includes Orthodox and Evangelical members, under the guidance of two co-chairs, one from each tradition. The facilitator co-ordinates and administers the work of LOI and is the only paid (part-time) staff member. In addition, a number of advisors offer input on their particular areas of expertise.
His Grace Archbishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox, UK
Grace Mathews, Evangelical, Lausanne Movement, India / USA
Rev Dr Femi Adeleye, Evangelical, Lausanne Movement / Langham Preaching, Ghana
Leslie Doll, Evangelical, Lausanne Movement, USA
Nathan Hoppe, Albanian Orthodox
Dr Danut Manastireanu, Evangelical, Romania
Rev. Canon Mark Oxbrow, Evangelical, Faith2Share, UK
Archpriest Stephen Platt, Russian Orthodox, UK
Anton Ponomarev, Russian Orthodox, Faith2Share, UK
Prof Jim Stamoolis, Evangelical, USA
His Grace Metropolitan Yulios, Syrian Orthodox, India
Dr Tim Grass, Evangelical, Isle of Man, email@example.com
A short introduction
A leaflet introducing the vision and work of LOI can be downloaded here.