Lausanne Fifth International Researchers’ Conference Report

Sixty-seven delegates representing every continent attended the 5th International Lausanne Researchers’ Conference in Melbourne, Australia, 8-12 April 2008. Special emphasis was given to research among youth and their spirituality. More than twenty different organisations working in research around the world also presented what they have been working on.

Sixty-seven delegates attended the 5th International
Lausanne Researchers’ Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Thirty-three papers, reflecting ongoing research by the different members who attended, were presented. The Lausanne Researchers’ International Network—a Lausanne Special Interest Group dedicated to research, but open to all who are interested in researching mission, the Church, Christianity, and other religions in the context of evangelism in the world of today—was formed during the conference.

The conference was chaired and organized by Rev. Dr. Philip Hughes, executive director of Christian Association in Australia, and his team. Fellowship took place as attendees went on tours of various parts of Australia.

The sixth conference is in the planning stages and will hopefully be held in Brazil in April 2011.

For more information, visit the Lausanne Researchers’ International Network at:

Dr. Peter Brierley, a church consultant, is the Senior Lausanne Associate for Church Research. He attended Lausanne I in 1974 and has been involved with the Lausanne movement since 1984. He is former executive director of Christian Research, a UK charity which produces resource volumes like Religious Trends and the UK Christian Handbook. Brierley can be reached at [email protected].