While distanced by COVID-19, Christians around the world join together in prayer for unity

Posted Jan 19, 2021

[Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25) is taking place against a backdrop of global lockdowns and restrictions on movement. The annual event is one of the largest annual prayer observances and is usually marked by churches of different denominations uniting in towns and cities across the world for seven days of joint prayer and worship services.

On its website, the World Council of Churches (WCC) says that “at a time when public health concerns put a limit on physical gatherings, it provides an opportunity for churches to come together by means of a typically Christian practice that long predates modern transport: prayer.”

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Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is available on the WCC website: oikoumene.org/week-of-prayer.