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.
The issue 1 September to 4 October each year has been designated as a time for the Church to consider care for the environment. In 1989 the Ecumenical Patriarch suggested that 1 September, the first day of the Orthodox Church’s year, should be observed as a day “of protection of the natural environment”. The proposal […]
As spiritual, reflective beings, one of the things we have the capacity to see, if we look properly, is evidence of God at work in the world. If we don’t pay attention, we can miss what God is doing in the creation all around us and fail to see the signs the Holy Spirit leaves us everywhere. We fail Jesus and his call to us by not picking up on these signs and sharing them with others.
Resources are available for Education Sunday 2018 for use by churches, schools, colleges, individuals and groups. This year’s theme is ‘Faith and Works’ with material written by a group representing a range of traditions and agencies, including the Association of Christian Teachers, Baptist Union, Roman Catholic Church, Church of England National Society, Methodist Church, Student […]
A statement has been released by the Presidents of Churches Together in England (CTE) marking 100 years since the National Day of Prayer called by King George V on 4 August 1918: The Presidents of Churches Together in England are joining with Buckingham Palace in recognising the significance of a National Day of Prayer one […]
This Weekly Focus looks at the ‘Unreconciled’ – groups of people who stay under the radar of our usual networks and Christian enterprises, and are often hidden in plain sight in our families, congregations, communities and nations.
With a month to go to Creation Time (also known by other similar names), recently endorsed by Church leaders from around the world including the Archbishop of Canterbury, we reflect on biodiversity – the variety of life on Earth.
Continuing our look at Christian unity, our reflection comes from our 2009 resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Reconcile Your People.
Sunday 12 August 2018. An annual joint prayer for peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula has been composed by the Korean Christian Federation Central Committee (North Korea) and the National Council of Churches in Korea (South Korea), for use by churches who may wish to use it on Sunday 12th August 2018, the weekend before […]
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’.