Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

The World Council of Churches suggests that prayer is at the heart of the ecumenical movement.  The ecumenical prayer cycle is designed to encourage people to pray for every region of the world by focusing on a specific region each week of the year.  This week's focus is This week we pray for   So What? There are many ways your congregation could encourage participation in the ecumenical cycle of prayer, including prominently displaying a visual reminder on your Read More …

Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World

The world in which we now live is multi-religious.  For the last five years, the World Council of Churches, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the World Evangelical Alliance have worked together to craft "Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct," which provides recommendations for "conduct on Christian witness around the world."   The document recommends the authoring bodies: study the issues set out in this document and where Read More …

Christian Unity: What Are You Willing to Let Go Of?

January 18-25 was  the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  This annual event utilized  resources sponsored jointly by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church.  This year's theme was selected by a group of Christian leaders from Jerusalem and is based on Acts 2:42: “One in the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. ” The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Read More …

2011 Theme Announced for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The theme has been announced for the 2011 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  According to the World Council of Churches: The theme - "One in the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer" - was chosen by a group of Christian leaders from Jerusalem and is based on the book of Acts (2:42). It is a call for inspiration and renewal, a return to the essentials of the faith; it is a call to remember the time when the church was still one.   So What? The Week of Prayer for Read More …