The traditional date for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18-25 January, but the search for Christian unity is not limited to one week each year. The World Council of Churches (WCC) encourages people of faith to find opportunities throughout the whole year to express the degree of communion which the churches have already received, and to pray together for that full unity which is Christ's will.
The preparation of the 2005 edition of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has led to a new stage in collaboration between the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Roman Catholic Church.
For the first time, the text that will inspire the Week of Prayer has not only been jointly prepared but also published jointly by the WCC Faith and Order commission and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
The World Council of Churches, a fellowship of churches, in more than 120 countries in all continents from virtually all Christian traditions promotes worldwide Christian unity. It does so through its programmes of sharing, support and advocacy, through its studies and publications, through its meetings and assemblies for consultation and commitment on critical contemporary issues. Working together through the WCC, the churches commit themselves to continuous renewal of their faith, life and witness.
Resources for 2004
Resources for 2003
More about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism.