Children At Risk Forum – May 2017

by BeckyD on June 21, 2017

In 14-17 May 2017, about 80 global influencers gathered at Lancaster Bible College, located in Pennsylvania, USA, for The Second Lausanne Forum on Children at Risk. The goal of the forum was to promote sustained collaborative action within the global church community and to respond to both the Quito Call to Action and the Lausanne Occasional Paper on Children at Risk (produced at the Quito Consultation on Children at Risk in November 2014). the various participants joined with the CAR issue network to respond to these foundational documents and to collaboratively discover ways ‘to educate, unify, and mobilize the global church to mission to, for, and with children at risk . . . empowering them as vulnerable agents of God’ (Quito Call to Action).

 

Much of the time was spent in 5 action groups – children on the move (refugees), reframing the CAR paradigm, amplifying children’s voices, multiplying training programs, regional forums. These work groups were grounded in the realities of Children at Risk by regularly reviewing many pictures and letters coming from children in difficult circumstances which were gathered by the participants. Please continue praying for this group as they work to help the church fulfil its calling to care for “the least of these”.

CAR steering committee

 

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