The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for 2024 runs from 18 January until 25 January, the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. This year’s chosen theme draws on the parable of the Good Samaritan with its call to ‘love the Lord your God … and your neighbour as yourself’ (Lk 10:27).
Each year Church unity week is inspired by the experience of Christians in a particular area in the world so as to inform its theme. For 2024, Christians from the Catholic Archdiocese of Ouagadougou, Protestant Churches, and ecumenical bodies in Burkina Faso collaborated generously in the drafting of prayers and reflections for the Week of Prayer, and these resources can be accessed on https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2024/.
To launch the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Ireland, Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin, and the Church of Ireland Primate Archbishop John McDowell, launched a joint video message, which you can access here.
Christians around the world are encouraged to post photos and details of events held during the Week of Prayer on social media using the hashtags #wpcuwall and #wpcu2024.