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.
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:
- - 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
If you are observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Pentecost, resources are available to order or download. Material for 2018 was produced in the Caribbean and uses Exodus 15, a song of triumph over oppression, as the motif of the Week of Prayer. Resources Printed versions of the resources for 2018 can […]
You can now download or order printed resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. The pamphlet includes daily reflections plus an order of service. It is available in English and bilingual Welsh/English. The order of service and reflections for the 8 days will also be available in Irish. Survey and updates I […]
Day One The Caribbean Council of Churches has been involved in advocacy to challenge those nations that are restricting or stripping Haitians of citizenship rights. This is Milciades Yam, he lives in the Dominican Republic and has struggled for many years to get full recognition as a Dominican citizen. He is of Haitian descent, and […]
If you observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at Pentecost, you can order or download resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 – Crossing Barriers. The material for 2017 was prepared for worldwide use by the churches in Germany based around the verses 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. Resources The resources for […]
If you used our resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, we’d be grateful if you could complete the short survey below to help us improve the materials for the future: Loading…
A joint message issued by the presidents of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) at the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity recalls the events of the Reformation stating ‘confronting our history is a precious opportunity to renew our commitment to the healing of […]
Caribbean Christians from the membership of the Caribbean Conference of Churches presented the draft of prayers for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in a meeting with an international editorial Committee at Emmaus Centre in Nassau, Bahamas. Since 1968 the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been jointly sponsored by the Pontifical […]
Day 1 ● Plan to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January. Share a joint action or prayer in your churches. The Council for Christians and Jews (CCJ) produces worship material on behalf of CTBI. ● The number of users of Facebook passed 1 billion in 2015. What has friendship become in the age […]
You can now download or order printed resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017. The Crossing Barriers pamphlet includes daily reflections plus an order of service. It is available in English and bilingual Welsh/English. The order of service and reflections for the 8 days are also available in Irish. Survey and updates […]