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The 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) will take place from January 18-25 under the banner of the theme: "Has Christ Divided Us?" (cf. 1Corinthians 1:13).
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. 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)
In preparation for the WPCU, ecumenical partners in a particular region are asked to prepare a basic text on a biblical theme. Then an international group organized through the World Council of Churches (WCC) and The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity edits this text. The text is jointly published by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and WCC, through the WCC's Commission on Faith and Order, which also accompanies the entire production process of the text. The final material is sent to member churches and Roman Catholic dioceses, and they are invited to translate the text and contextualize it for their own use.
Resources for the 2014 WPCU are available for your use. Further promotional and preparatory materials for the upcoming 2014 WPCU can be found through the World Council of Churches and the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute websites, including:
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