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2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Theme

The 2024 theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), chosen by an ecumenical team from Burkina Faso with the facilitation of the local Chemin Neuf Community (CCN), is “You shall love the Lord your God … and your neighbour as yourself”.

Based on Luke 10:27, the international theme and materials call Christians to act like Christ in loving like the Good Samaritan, showing mercy and compassion to those in need, regardless of their religious, ethnic, or social identity.

To learn more about the 2024 WPCU theme, see “Introduction to the Theme” in the 2024 WPCU International Booklet.

Download 2024 WPCU resources and use them to organize a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ecumenical worship service or event in your area!

“It is not shared identities that should prompt us to come to the aid of the other, but love of our ‘neighbor’. However, the vision of love of neighbor that Jesus puts before us is under strain in the world today. ... It is by learning to love one another regardless of our differences that Christians can become neighbors like the Samaritan in the Gospel.” 

From "Introduction to the Theme", 2024 WPCU International Booklet