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Resources for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

‘We Saw His Star in the East’

The Christians of the Middle East are offering the resources for the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally observed from 18th to 25th January. In doing so, these fellow followers of Jesus are conscious that the world shares many of the travails and much of the difficulties experienced by the region, and yearns for a light to lead the way to the Saviour who is the light that overcomes darkness.

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Porvoo Prayer Diary for 2022 now available

The Prayer Diary for the Porvoo Communion, which brings together Anglican and Lutheran Churches in Europe, is now available.

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Safe, humane and dignified treatment sought for refugees and people seeking asylum

With the support of the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue, we draw this statement to the attention of all sections of the Church of Ireland and the wider Church on the island of Ireland, in the prayerful hope that the voices of those concerned with the present plight of refugees in these islands will be heard prayerfully and in the hope of compassionate responses.

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The Anglican Centre in Rome

A Q&A with Bishop Michael Burrows

The Rt Revd Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory, has been involved with the Anglican Centre in Rome for many years and is now the Chair of its International Board. Here, he explains some of the work of the Centre and the significant role the Church of Ireland plays in it.

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World Refugee Day: Call to commemorate lives of migrants and refugees lost in the Mediterranean

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) together with the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) is inviting churches to commemorate the lives of thousands of migrants and refugees who have lost their lives in the Mediterranean, seeking safety on their way to Europe.

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Young people encouraged to share their thoughts on inter–faith dialogue

Essay competition from the World Council of Churches

The Interfaith Working Group of the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue is encouraging young people from the Church of Ireland to consider taking part.

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Porvoo Prayer Diary for 2021 now available

The Porvoo Declaration commits the Churches which have signed it ‘to share a common life’ and ‘to pray for and with one another’. An important way of doing this is to pray through the year for the Porvoo Churches and their dioceses.

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Porvoo Communion Theological Conference

Archbishop Michael Jackson and several other participants from the Church of Ireland recently participated in the Porvoo Communion Theological Conference, ‘A Vision for Communion’, which took place on 8th October with a Meeting of the Porvoo Contact Group on the next day.

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Resources available for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

The Archbishop of Armagh and Chairman of the Church of Ireland’s Commission on Christian Unity and Dialogue, the Most Revd John McDowell, has endorsed and encouraged the use of resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in January 2021.

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Signposting European nationals for advice on settled status in the UK

The European Affairs Working Group of the Commission for Christian Unity and Dialogue encourages parishes to consider the following advice from EMBRACE on assisting EU nationals in Northern Ireland, who will need to apply for settled status by 30 June next year.

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