The Week of Prayer of Christian Unity is celebrated on January 18-25 and is organized by the World Council of Churches. The theme for this year is “Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power” based on Exodus 15:6.
The Christian communities of the University of British Columbia and its affiliate organizations cordially invite people of faith to come together in order to pray for the great task of bringing people together during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Join us for a time of prayer and fellowship. You are very welcome to invite your friends and family.
Sermon to be delivered by
Darrell Johnson, Preacher, Pastor, former Professor (Regent College and Carey College), Teaching Fellow at Regent
The Order of Service is jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
“The Churches of the Caribbean were chosen to draft the material for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The contemporary Caribbean is deeply marked by the dehumanizing project of colonial exploitation. Very regrettably, during five hundred years of colonialism and enslavement, Christian missionary activity in the region, with the exception of a few outstanding examples, was closely tied to this dehumanizing system and in many ways rationalized it and reinforced it. Whereas those who brought the Bible to this region used the scriptures to justify their subjugation of a people in bondage, in the hands of the enslaved, it became an inspiration, an assurance that God was on their side, and that God would lead them into freedom.
Today Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of the saving action of God which brings freedom.”
Come for a wonderful time of prayer and song!
Food and reception to follow!
Thursday, January 18th, 7pm
St. Mark’s Catholic Community at UBC
5935 Iona Dr.