The third Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI) Consultation, with a focus on the Gospel as Good News, will be held on:
Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 September 2015 at the Sofia Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Participation is by invitation. We are expecting around 65 Orthodox (both Oriental and Eastern) and Evangelical Leaders to attend at the invitation of His Beatitude Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland and the Evangelical Alliance of Finland. Many topics will be considered but four of the most critical will be:
- What is the Gospel?
- What makes the Gospel Good News?
- How do we communicate the Gospel?
- What next for the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative?
This is not a conference or colloquium with specialist speakers but rather an opportunity for genuine consultation. For this reason considerable time will be given to small group discussions, both formal and informal, which will form an important part of our interaction together.
Bible Study and Prayer are an important part of our time together. Each morning one of our participants will lead us in a Biblical reflection on the theme of the days discussions. We will also have opportunities to experience the prayer and worship traditions of our different communities.
On Wednesday 2 September the Consultation will be given the opportunity to visit the city of Helsinki and its churches as guests of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and the Finnish Orthodox Church.
Registered participants are encouraged to follow these links for the practical details and other information they require. Papers and photographs will only be made available here shortly before and during or after the consultation: