Biola University students, missionaries and others from the surrounding Biola community joined the Lausanne conference happening half a world away in Capetown, South Africa via simulcast in Sutherland Auditorium at Biola University on October 22 and 23.

The highly anticipated conference — the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization — first convened in 1974 by Billy Graham was held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Several Biola faculty and staff attended the Cape Town conference, including President Barry H. Corey, but for those unable to make it to South Africa, the interactive event allowed the Biola community, along with local churches in Southern California, to experience the sights, sounds and ideas of the Cape Town gathering.

The two-day simulcast event titled “Communicating Christ in a World of Competing Voices” incorporated video from the Lausanne conference with seminars and break-out workshops led by local pastors and Biola professors. The Lausanne Movement’s third global gathering, said to be younger and more ethnically diverse than ever, meant to “re-stimulate the spirit of Lausanne represented in the Lausanne Covenant: to promote unity, humbleness in service, and a call to action for global evangelization.”