Week of prayer for Christian unity
Christian communities need to become newly aware of their unity as they join in a common concern and a common response to an unjust reality.
That’s the appeal of Mgrs. Louis Ajusi the Pastoral Coordinator of Arua Diocese during the period in which Christians all over the world are in a week of prayer for Christian unity.
He further expresses hope of reviving this practice of Ecumenism in the Church.
In preparation for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, ecumenical partners in a particular region were asked to prepare a basic text on a biblical theme.
Rev. Isaac Candia of Madi and west Nile Diocese explains the relevance of this.
According to him, it is through our unity in Christ that we will be able to combat injustice and serve the needs of its victims.
The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is "Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue." (Deuteronomy 16:18-20).
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity.
What some Christians have said about the week of prayer for Christian unity.
“At the same time, confronted by these injustices, we are obliged, as Christians, to examine the ways in which we are complicit”.
“Only by heeding Jesus’ prayer 'that they all may be one' can we witness to living unity in diversity”.
By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper "that they all may be one." (cf. John 17:21). End