Impulses of the Spirit, Promotion of Human Rights, Justice and Peace since Vatican II

"We will all be changed by the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ" (cf. 1 Cor 15:51-58)

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25), join us in an afternoon of reflection and prayer with Rev. Drew Christiansen, SJ, Editor-in-Chief, America Magazine, New York, who will speak on

Impulses of the Spirit, Promotion of Human Rights, Justice and Peace since Vatican II

followed by

An Ecumenical Celebration of the Word

with Presider: Canon David Richardson, Director, Anglican Centre, Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Preacher: Msgr Mark Langham, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The theme of this year’s week of prayer, “We will all be changed by the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ,” (cf. 1 Cor 15:51-58) was chosen as a fruit of dialogue in which representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, the Old Catholic Church, and Protestant Churches active in Poland participated.

Following extensive discussions in which the representatives of various ecumenical circles, it was decided to focus on a theme that is concerned with the transformative power of faith in Christ, particularly in relation to our praying for the visible unity of the Church, the Body of Christ. The particular history of the Polish nation served as a catalyst for reflection on what it means to “win” and to “lose.” This was based on St. Paul’s words to the Corinthian Church which speak of the temporary nature of our present lives (with all its apparent “victory” and “defeat”) in comparison to what we receive through the victory of Christ through the Paschal mystery.

See Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

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