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Watch a video about the Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity on our video page.
For more than 100 years, Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity from January 18 - 25. By annually observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one."
The Student Christian Movement of India prepared the 2013 WPCU theme and accompanying materials. In the context of casteism, they chose the theme "What does God require of us," from Micah 6:6-8. Injustice to the poorest of the poor in India and in the Church poses a grave challenge to unity and to the Church's unified witness in the world. Read more about the theme.
The Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches provides an annual brochure with comprehensive information for those organizing celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. We encourage you to visit the WCC website to find further worship resources and documentation.
The Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute also provides many helpful resources for the Week of Prayer:
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