Towards Christian Unity Week 2019

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from January 18-25, 2019 on the theme Justice and justice only you shall pursue.

Jan 11, 2019

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from January 18-25, 2019 on the theme Justice and justice only you shall pursue (Deut 16:18-20).

A number of events to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are taking place this week in parishes and dioceses in many countries.

The Resources for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity were produced by Christians from Indonesia, the largest country in South East Asia, made up of more than 17,000 islands, 1,340 different ethnic groups and over 740 local languages, united by one national language Bahasa Indonesia.

With some 86 per cent of its 260 million people estimated to be Muslim, it has the largest Islamic population of any country. About 10 per cent of Indonesians are Christian. Indonesians have lived by the principle of gotong royong which is to live in ‘solidarity and by collaboration’, regarding all Indonesians as brothers and sisters.

The Christians of Indonesia found that the words of Deuteronomy, Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue… (see Deut. 16:18-20) spoke powerfully to their situation.

Source: Catholic Bishops Ireland

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