SANTA ANA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2010) – Open Doors President/CEO Dr. Carl Moeller has been invited to attend the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, known as Cape Town 2010.
The global event will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 16-25, with 4,000 leaders from 200 countries attending. Moeller is one of 200 leaders invited from North America.
The conference, held in collaboration with the World Evangelical Alliance, will focus on such critical issues as world faiths, poverty, HIV/AIDS and persecution as they relate to the future of the Church and world evangelization
“I am honored to be a part of such an important conference,” says Moeller. “This conference is an amazing way to unite the body of Christ worldwide and strengthen the Church. One of the focuses will be persecution and religious freedom. I am looking forward to engage in those discussions about helping Christians live their faith in freedom in countries where there is no or little freedom. This includes 70 percent of the world’s 6.8 billion people.”
Cape Town 2010 is designed to be a channel for church leaders to form partnerships to spread the Gospel and to make disciples. As a result of Lausanne II in Manila 10 years ago, 350 partnerships were formed between churches and agencies around the world.
The first conference was held in Switzerland in 1974 and had attendees such as Billy Graham and John Stott. Since that time the conference has grown by 1,300 attendees and representatives from 50 additional countries.
To find out how you can pray and receive updates on Cape Town 2010, go to http://www.lausanne.org/cape-town-2010.