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Billy Graham’s plenary address at the first International Congress on World Evangelization held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1974, entitled ‘Why Lausanne?’. Dr Graham is introduced by Bishop Jack Dain.  [67 minutes]

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Audio Outline
(00:00) Introduction by Bishop Jack Dain
(01:42) Introductory remarks by Billy Graham
(07:12) The state of the world and missions in 1974
(17:44) The four foundations of the Congress:
(18:06) #1: The longstanding tradition of gatherings such as these
(27:56) #2: The unity across generational, socioeconomic, and cultural divides
(31:46) #3: The commitment to biblical principles and values, including evangelism
(50:22) #4: Reflections and strategies on the evangelization of the world
(56:29) Graham’s four hopes for the Congress
(59:19) The need for prayer and the Holy Spirit