The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January and this year’s theme is ‘Be-Longing: Praying for Unity amidst Injustice’.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland write:

For this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity we are guided by the churches of Minneapolis as we seek to explore how the work of Christian unity can contribute to the promotion of racial justice across all levels of society. Through this resource, the CTBI writers’ group has also focused our attention on the 30th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, which we mark in 2023. The work of restoring hope through justice undertaken in Stephen’s memory continues to inspire and change lives for the better.

“As we join with other Christians around the world for the Week of Prayer we pray that our hearts will be open to see and hear the many ways in which racism continues to destroy lives, and to discern the steps we can take as individuals and communities to heal the hurts and build a better future for everyone.”

You can join us at Bradford Cathedral this Sunday at 6pm for our ‘Be-Longing: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service’. Please do come and join us as we pray for the things mentioned here.

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