You can now download or order printed resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019. The pamphlet includes daily reflections plus an order of service. It is available in English, bilingual Welsh/English and Irish. Resources The main resources for 2019 are available as downloads below. There is also an order form to purchase […]
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January - the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time.
Each year the international resources are adapted by the Britain and Ireland writers group and extra material is often written, such as meditations for each of the 8 days.
Current material and resources from recent years are available to download on this website:
- - 2019: Only Justice
- - 2018: That All May Be Free
- - 2017: Crossing Barriers
- - 2016: Salt of the Earth
- - 2015: The Well is Deep
- - 2014: Is Christ Divided?
- - 2013: What does God require of us?
Resources from 2008 to 2012 are available on our archive website at www.ctbiarchive.org/704
Christians are called to be honest and accountable to each other in the letter to the Ephesians. There is no place for deceitfulness, for it serves only to impair our relationships and so destroy that community. We are called to live an authentic life.
As we launch our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019, we look back to 2011 and the resources based on material from the churches in Jerusalem. These asked us to consider the great vision lived out by the Apostolic Church in Jerusalem of Acts 2:42-47.
Each day during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we provide a starting point, reflection, questions and a prayer based on the theme. Here you can turn your reflections into action with our Go and Do points. Day One ‘Charity is no substitute for justice withheld’. Take time to reflect and remember campaign successes […]
Order or download resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019. Material for 2019 originates from the churches of Indonesia, where there is a strong emphasis upon the need for unity alongside the nation’s ethnic and religious diversity. The resources also highlight issues of economic injustice and how religious pluralism can face challenges […]
As we launch our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019, we take this reflection from those materials, originating from the churches of Indonesia. The Indonesian churches speak out of a context of ethnic and religious diversity, which also includes significant issues of economic injustice. This gives us an opportunity to reflect upon the context in which we pray for Christian unity.
Continuing our look at Christian unity, our reflection comes from our 2009 resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Reconcile Your People.
Continuing from last week’s focus on Christian unity, we bring a reflection from our materials from the 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, The Well is Deep. They are based on John 4:1-42 where Jesus was compelled to go through Samaria and met a Samaritan woman at a well, where Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’.
While we prepare resources for the 2019 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we look back to our resources for 2014 which were based around Paul’s provocative question in 1 Corinthians, ‘Has Christ been divided?’ In faith we respond, ‘No!’ yet our church communities continue to endure divisions. However, 1 Corinthians also points us to a way in which we can value and receive the gifts of others even now in the midst of our divisions.
Following the Windrush scandal and calls for the UK government to re-think its immigration policies, we continue our focus on welcoming the stranger. This week’s reflection comes from our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018, which uses material originated by the Caribbean churches. Although many traditionally observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity during January each year, some also observe it during Pentecost.