PBS Partners with ION on MNL Confab
The International Orality Network (ION) Manila Conference was held on November 27-28, 2015 at the Grace Christian Church, Quezon City. Keynote speakers were Dr. David Swarr, President and CEO of the 4.2.20 Foundation and the Executive Director of ION, and Rev. Samuel Chiang, President and CEO of the Seed Company and Senior Associate for Orality of the Lausanne Congress.
The afternoon seminar-workshops had intensive treatment on Great Commission strategies on engaging Oral Cultures such as, Oral Bible Storying, Arts in Missions – Ethnoarts, Language and Culture Learning – Salitaral, Missions Research Among Oral Cultures, How the Bible Came to Us.
The Philippine Bible Society had the privilege of hosting a welcome dinner for the ION keynote speakers as well as its local partner organizations (PLS, CPLI, SILP, TAP, AGST, PABATS PMA/PCEC, Biblica/PJM) last November 26, and was held at the 3rd floor PBS ministry center.
The International Orality Network (ION) is a prime mover of the global orality movement. ION Philippines is an alliance of individuals, churches, missions, and like-minded associations committed to making Christ-disciples of Oral learners. ION is a strategic priority component of the third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in October 2010 in Capetown, South Africa, and a collegial body of mission organizations and movements like Call2All, Campus Crusade for Christ, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Faith Comes by Hearing, Global Recordings Network, Heart Sounds, International Mission Board, One Story Partnership, Youth With A Mission, and Trans World Radio, to name a few.