Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18th, 2018 - January 25th, 2018 12:00 am

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts today. This year’s resources were developed by churches in the Caribbean, on the theme of ‘victory over oppression, ‘that all may be free’ from Exodus 15

The daily material raise some of the contemporary issues addressed by the churches of the Caribbean. They write: “Abuses of human rights are found across the region and we are challenged to consider our manner of welcoming of the stranger into our midst. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to be huge issues. Addiction to pornography and drugs, continue to be serious challenges to all societies. The debt crisis has a negative impact upon the nations and upon individuals – the economies of the nations and people have become precarious. Family life continues to be challenged by the economic restrictions which lead to migration, domestic abuse and violence.

“The Caribbean Churches work together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ. Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories. The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation.”

Show your support for Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall: http://weekofprayer.org – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post (note they take 15 minutes to appear). You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2018 hashtag.

For reources see: https://ctbi.org.uk/resources-for-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2018/

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