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Liturgy for Worship on the Occasion of the Week of Action to Fight Inequality (18-25 January 2019)

During the week of 18-25 January, we celebrate two important events: the Week of Action to Fight Inequality and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity which has as its theme for 2019, “justice and only justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16, 18-20). As Christians, we are a diverse, worldwide family. Jesus calls us to be the light of the world, to preach the good news to those that have less. Where can our worldwide network serve as a light in a world of tremendous inequalities? Where can the Holy Spirit help us to come together as one and discover our potential for enacting change?

WCC Programmes

Order of service for the World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel 2017

(Resources adapted from the Pentecost Prayer in Jerusalem): "Come, Spirit of Peace: A Global Day of Prayer for Just Peace in the Holy Land".
(Music included here reflects the original service in Jerusalem – other choices appropriate to the context could be made. The Pentecost theme need not be lost – we can call on the Spirit to come to our aid at any time, just as we call on the Spirit to bring peace and unity.)

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Subsídios para a Semana de Oração pela Unidade dos Cristãos 2015

Jesus lhe disse: Dá-me de beber! (João 4,7) O gesto bíblico de oferecer água a quem chega, como forma de acolhida e partilha, é algo que se repete em todas as regiões do Brasil. O estudo e a meditação propostos neste texto para a Semana de Oração têm o objetivo de ajudar as pessoas e comunidades a perceber a dimensão dialogal do projeto de Jesus, que chamamos de Reino de Deus.

Commission on Faith and Order

2013 Semana de Oração pela Unidade dos Cristãos

Como parte do reconhecimento do seu centenário, o Movimento de Estudantes Cristãos da Índia (SCMI – Student Christian Movement of Índia) foi convidado a preparar o material para a Semana de Oração pela Unidade dos Cristãos em 2013 e eles envolveram nessa tarefa a Federação da Universidade Católica de Toda a Índia e o Conselho Nacional de Igrejas na Índia. No processo de preparação, enquanto se refletia sobre o significado da Semana de Oração, ficou decidido que, num contexto de grande injustiça em relação aos dalits (párias) na Índia e na Igreja, a busca pela unidade visível não pode estar dissociada do desmantelamento do sistema de castas e do apelo às contribuições para a unidade dos mais pobres entre os pobres.

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2009 Worship and background material

Jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2009 is rooted in the experience of the churches in Korea. In their context of national division the churches have turned for inspiration to the prophet Ezekiel, who also lived in a tragically divided nation and longed for the unity of his people.

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Textos para a Semana de Oração pela Unidade dos Cristãos e para todo o ano 2008

A passagem bíblica escolhida para a celebração do centésimo aniversário da Semana de Oração pela Unidade dos Cristãos é extraída da 1ª Carta aos Tessalonicenses. A celebração proposta nos lembra a convicção religiosa americana, profundamente enraizada no poder da oração.

This year's theme for the week of prayer was chosen in the USA. The initial draft of material represents the working relationship between the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, the NCCCUSA, the USCCB and the Interchurch Center in their annual efforts in the United States to promote the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. All those involved have taken special note of the 100th anniversary of the Church Unity Octave first observed at Graymoor, in Garrison, New York, from 18-25 January 1908. The preparation of the theme and texts celebrate the history of 100 years of prayer while calling for a reinvigoration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, hence the theme, ‘Pray without ceasing'.

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