Thursday 18th January marks the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018, which will run until Thursday 25th January.
Cumbernauld Action of Churches Together invite people to join them this Friday (19th) and then next Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th at 12 noon at Church of the Holy Name, Seafar for a short prayer service followed by a soup and roll lunch.
This year’s themes are based around some of the contemporary issues being addressed by the churches of the Caribbean, such as human rights abuses, human trafficking and modern-day slavery, and addiction to pornography and drugs. In addition, the debt crisis has resulted in the economies of the nations and people becoming precarious. Family life continues to be challenged by the economic restrictions which lead to migration, domestic abuse and violence.
The Caribbean Churches work together to heal the wounds in the body of Christ. Reconciliation demands repentance, reparation and the healing of memories. The whole Church is called to be both a sign and an active agent of this reconciliation.
You can find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2018 hashtag.