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Document Biblical Reflections and Prayers for the Eight Days
Those wishing to do bible studies on the week of prayer theme can use as a basis the biblical texts and reflections given in the "eight days". Each day the discussions can lead to a closing period of intercessory prayer.
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2001
Document Call to prayer and action for Christian unity
From 18 to 25 January 2008 Christians all over the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. On this occasion, the major global Christian student and youth organizations and youth desks of the different Churches call upon all their members to take action and make their voices heard for Christian Unity.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document Christian youth movements call for signs of unity
A number of major international Christian youth movements and organizations called for stronger efforts towards unity in a joint statement issued on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Addressed to the heads of the Roman Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches, Christian World Communions and Regional Ecumenical Organizations, the statement asks them to "share ecumenical dialogue with young people" and expresses the commitment of the signatories to "raise awareness of the importance of Christian unity among young people".
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document Ecumenical situation in Romania
Thanks to the great arc of the Carpathian Mountains, the Danube and the Black Sea, Romania is easy to find on any map. Culturally speaking it lies at the cross-roads between eastern and western Europe. Ninety-nine percent of its population of just over 22 million people call themselves Christian. As regards other communities of faith, there are 9,000 Jews and 56,000 Muslims. A few thousand people declare themselves to be atheists or of no faith.
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2001
Document Homily during morning prayer at the Ecumenical Centre
Reflection on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 by Dr Ani Ghazaryan Drissi, WCC Faith and Order programme executive.
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2018
Document Order of Worship
At the centre of the worship service proposed for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2001 lies the theme for the week as chosen from John 14: 6: "I am the way, and the truth, and the life".
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2001
Document Prayer for unity by Laura Wachira, Kenya
A prayer for unity written by a young Kenyan woman who was a WCC steward in 2006.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Youth
Document Prayer resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2004
We wish to thank all those who have granted permission for the publication of the above prayers on the WCC web site. We have made every effort to trace and identify them correctly and to secure all the necessary permissions for publication.
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2004
Document Prayers for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the WCC
Document Songs
Songs for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2008
Located in Resources / / XI. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity / 2008