Churches Uniting In Christ

Reconciling the baptized, seeking unity with justice

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Has Christ been divided?wcc

 (1 Cor 1:1-17)


From the World Council of Churches:


At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbours' ways are not so strange.


The event that touches off this special experience is something called the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services are arranged.


Join in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18th-25th. Contact CUIC or your denomination's ecumenical representatives for ideas to use in celebrating our unity in Christ.


Download the WCC's Resource Brochure for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity here.


Churches Uniting in Christ is a covenant relationship among eleven Christian communions that have pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and combating racism together. The member churches of CUIC include the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church, the International Council of Community Churches, the Moravian Church (Northern Province), the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a partner in mission and dialogue.