24 Evanston Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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From this brainstorm, our 2010 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
emerged: a week of opportunities for students to think and talk about big, church-dividing issues from the perspective of personal story and encounter, and to share their own experiences of division and separation from other Christians while acknowledging and even celebrating the diversity of the Church.
Caption: The week of Prayer for Christian Unity
was first proposed in 1908.
McFadden, "Prayer, the Word of God, and Charity: A Homily for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Since 1966 the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
has been a joint project of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.
The Lord's Prayer is the one prayer that all Christians share - and sharing is what we want to do to respond to the invitation of the forthcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The conviction that "God is love" makes possible the hope that one day Christians will surmount their divisions, Benedict XVI said when closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
, January 18-25.
Some examples of concrete co-operation include joint responsibility for preparing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
, full membership in the commissions on Faith and Order, Mission and Evangelism, co-operation with other World Council of Churches entities, provision for staff in areas of mission and at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, joint study projects on topics such as baptism and theological anthropology, and providing oversight and review of institutional links between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church.
The commemoration of Peter's confession that Jesus is "the Messiah, the Son of the living God" (Mt 16:16), which begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
, is the context for preaching and the lens though which we read these texts.
John's--Students and faculty of Queen's College kicked off the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
with an interdenominational service featuring a sermon from Archbishop Martin Currie of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of St.
| Parish communion at St George''s Church, Brockholes, took the form of a united service at which members of Brockholes Methodist Church joined those of St George's in celebration of the week of prayer for Christian Unity
. The service was led by the Rev Jenny Barnes, who spoke about the occasion when Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast.
Undoubtedly, many people who have participated in local observances of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
have no knowledge of the background of this worldwide observance.