Latin American Summit for Refugees and the Persecuted

12 - 15 Oct 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Latin American Summit for Refugees and the Persecuted was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 12-15 October 2018. The summit worked toward accomplishing three main goals: Know, Reflect, and Act. First, the summit helped inform about the situation of refugees, persecuted people (especially Christians), and less-evangelized peoples, since many of them live in difficult contexts. Second, participants reflected on the issues at hand in accordance with the Bible and the current realities of the world. And third, the summit called people, churches, and organizations to a renewed testimony in word and deeds. Among the participants were national leaders from the Middle East, Asia, and other places, who shared their insights and testimonies. The program included Bible study sessions, seminars, panels, extended times of prayer, ministry and country presentations, exploration of trends and global issues, and small group times to discuss concrete actions. The gathering also included a time of connection for friends of the Lausanne Movement in Latin America, including those who wished to get more engaged with the Movement. Preceding the summit, a special forum was held on 9 October to raise public awareness of refugees and the persecuted. Leaders from the government, media, secular organizations, and other key sectors were invited to the forum, which also included a press conference. For questions, please email [email protected].