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Communique of the annual WCC-PCID meeting, January 2021

Gathering for an annual meeting from 19-20 January, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and World Council of Churches Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation discussed ways of sharing more widely the document “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond,” which was co-produced by the two offices in 2020.

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Morning Prayer for Thursday, 21 January 2021

Through your Spirit, teach us to pray according to your will of love...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Theme: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit
(John 15: 5 – 9)

AND

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we pray for the churches and people of the Arabian Peninsula:

Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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Semana de oración por la unidad cristiana: ¿cómo se la imagina?

¿Puede ayudarnos a crear una imagen mundial para la Semana de oración por la unidad cristiana? En tiempos de pandemia, las fotografías e ilustraciones creativas son más inspiradoras que nunca. Les agradecemos que nos envíen sus fotografías o ilustraciones antes del 26 de enero.

Können Sie die Gebetswoche in einem Bild festhalten?

Bitte helfen Sie uns, ein globales Bild der Gebetswoche für die Einheit der Christen zu machen. In Zeiten der Pandemie sind kreative Fotos und Illustrationen bedeutender denn je! Bitte schicken Sie uns Ihr Foto oder Ihre Illustration bis zum 26. Januar.

Semaine de prière: pouvez-vous la représenter?

Pouvez-vous nous aider à créer une image globale de la Semaine de prière pour l’unité chrétienne? En temps de pandémie, les photos et illustrations créatives sont plus inspirantes que jamais! Veuillez nous envoyer votre photo ou illustration avant le 26 janvier.

Morning Prayer for Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Open our hearts so that we can welcome each other with our differences...

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we pray for the churches and people of the Arabian Peninsula:

Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

AND

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021.

Theme: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit
(John 15: 5 – 9)

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Weltweiter ökumenischer Gebetsgottesdienst für die Einheit der Christen

25 January 2021

Der Interims-Generalsekretär des ÖRK, Priester Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca, lädt die weltweite ökumenische Familie und die Freunde der Ökumene ein, per Livestream im Internet am letzten Tag der alljährlichen Gebetswoche für die Einheit der Christen einen öffentlichen Online-Gottesdienst zu feiern.

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Oración ecuménica en línea por la unidad cristiana

25 January 2021

El secretario general interino del CMI, Rev. Prof. Ioan Sauca, invita a la familia ecuménica mundial y a sus amigos y amigas a unirse en un servicio público de oración retransmitido en directo el último día de la Semana de Oración por la Unidad de los Cristianos.

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Service de prière en ligne œcuménique pour l’unité des chrétiens

25 January 2021

Le père Ioan Sauca, secrétaire général par intérim du Conseil œcuménique des Églises, invite la famille œcuménique du monde entier et ses amis à se joindre au COE pour un service de prière en public et en direct le dernier jour de la Semaine de prière pour l’unité des chrétiens.

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Unprecedented times call for coordinated communication support

Clear and well-coordinated communications are crucial, particularly in times of trouble. The Ecumenical Communication Advisory Group (REO) held its first meeting of the new year on 13 January. On a monthly basis, communicators serving national and regional councils around the globe convene online with WCC communicators in Geneva and elsewhere to share the latest developments within their respective regions.

Global ecumenical prayer for Christian Unity

25 January 2021

WCC interim general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca is inviting the global ecumenical family and friends to join a livestreamed public prayer service on the final day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

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Morning Prayer for Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Holy Spirit,
may we receive in our hearts the presence of Christ...

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we pray for the churches and people of the Arabian Peninsula:

Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

AND

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021.

Theme: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit
(John 15: 5 – 9)

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Morning Prayer for Monday, 18 January 2021

Come and direct our hearts toward you...

With the Ecumenical Prayer Cycle we pray for the churches and people of the Arabian Peninsula:

Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

AND

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021.

Theme: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit
(John 15: 5 – 9)

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Christians worldwide gather in prayer for unity— even if distanced

Even as nations continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, final preparations are under way for one of the world’s largest annual prayer observances, traditionally celebrated 18-25 January. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity involves Christian communities from many traditions and all parts of the globe. At a time when public health concerns put a limit on physical gatherings, it provides an opportunity for churches to come together by means of a typically Christian practice that long predates modern transport: prayer.