Every year, between January 18-25, is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual ecumenical celebration. Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, to reflect on scripture together, to participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services, and to share fellowship. Today, we live with divisions even as we yearn for the unity promised and commissioned by Christ. Many Christians now strive to heal these divisions, yet honour our diversity, through ecumenical dialogue, common action, and relationship-building.
The theme for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity comes from the Caribbean region: “Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power” (Exodus 15:6). Today, Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of God’s saving action which brings freedom. The Caribbean ecumenical team chose the song of Moses and Miriam (Ex 15:1-21)—a song of triumph over oppression—as the motif of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Canadian Council of Churches
The Canadian Council of Churches is the broadest and most inclusive ecumenical body in the world, now representing 25 denominations of Anglican, Evangelical, Free Church, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox, Protestant (including the PCC) and Catholic traditions. Together, the CCC represents more than 85% of the Christians in Canada. The Canadian Council of Churches was founded in 1944.