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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place from 18 - 25 January 2020.

This is an annual initiative whereby Christian communities throughout the world are invited to pray for one another and for greater Christian Unity. 

The theme for 2020 is "They showed an unusual kindness", which finds its origins in Acts 27:18 - 28:10.

Hospitality is a much needed virtue in our search for Christian unity.

It calls us to a greater generosity to those in need. The people who showed unusual kindness to Paul and his companions did not yet know Christ, and yet it is through their unusual kindness that a divided people were drawn closer together. 

Our own Christian unity will be discovered not only through showing hospitality to one another, but also through loving encounters with those who do not share our language, culture or faith. In such tempestuous journeys and chance encounters, God’s will for his Church and all people comes to fulfilment. As Paul will proclaim in Rome, this salvation of God has been sent to all peoples (see Acts 28:28).


Download the Resources

You can now download resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020 from the Churches Together website. The pamphlet includes daily reflections plus an order of service.

Download the resources


Share on your socials

Show your support for Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events to the Churches Together Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post.

You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2020 hashtag.


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