The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been celebrated in one form or another for over one hundred years. It is traditionally observed around the world in mid-January to cover the days between the Feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul.
"Ecumenical Imperatives: Lutherans and Catholics Remember the Reformation - Dr. Darren Dahl, Director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, will discuss ecumenical relations between Lutherans and Roman Catholics in light of the upcoming 500th anniversary of the 1517 Reformation. The document on which this presentation will be based can be found at http://www.lutheranworld.org/sites/default/files/From%20Conflict%20to%20Communion.pdf"
"And the Word became flesh and lived among us and we have seen his glory" (John 1:14). Two thousand years ago, our God was birthed into human life, walked among us, spoke our lan-guage, suffered and died, and rose again. And we live, as Christians, baptized into the body of Jesus, taking up divine life in our flesh, for our own sake and through our respective roles in ministry, for the sake of the world.
Around the world and here in Saskatoon, heartfelt prayers for Christian unity were lifted up to God during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18 - 25. On January 18th people gathered for a pre-event at St Philip Neri Parish for a workshop to discern the spiritual gifts of different Christian churches.
The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is planning a one-day conference, Saturday November 30, dedicated to the World Council of Churches' document, "The Church: Towards a Common Vision." Presentations will address the document's understanding of the Church from various denominational contexts as well as in terms of its implications for ecumenical dialogue and its emergence within the history of the World Council of Churches.
The Vision of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is the full visible unity of the Church – one body with many members.
The purpose of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is to be an instrument for Christian reconciliation and unity in obedience to the Spirit, serving the Prairie region of Canada. Through its presence, ministry, resources, and programs, its purpose is to call the churches to visible unity in one faith and in one Eucharistic fellowship expressed in worship and in common life in Christ, through witness and service to the world, and to advance towards that unity in order that the world may believe.