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2022 WPCU Resources

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Resources for Ecumenical Worship Service

Resources for Bible Study

Resources for schools and children

Promotion


Videos

This video is in English only, but transcripts are available in French and English. This talk was given during the November 2021 Governing Board meeting of The Canadian Council of Churches.

  • Two theme-appropriate hymn/song videos for 2022 WPCU 

These videos are offered with the generous permission by Inshallah community choir (Martin Luther University College). Local communities and organizers have permission to use these videos in their online and in-person 2022 WPCU celebrations in Canada. Please include appropriate copyright information (click here) in your bulletins and online services. We are grateful for Inshallah’s gift to Canadian WPCU communities!

Between Darkness and Light | Là où l’ombre rencontre la lumière

There Is No Child (Carol of the Least Child) | Cet enfant si fragile (Chant du plus petit enfant)

About Inshallah

Founded in 2007 by Debbie Lou Ludolph at Martin Luther University College (previously Waterloo Lutheran Seminary), Inshallah has grown from 20 voices to 130+ who come from Luther and the greater ecumenical and multifaith community.

Inshallah is committed to singing songs from faith communities around the world, and to understanding the contexts from which these songs originate. Inshallah members find that singing global songs is a joy-filled, spiritually enriching experience, moving them to personal renewal, an enlarged worldview, and an emboldened sense of advocacy and mission. Inshallah is part of the work of Luther's Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song.


Full 2022 WPCU kit


Who makes these resources?

International resources

Every year, Christians from a different host country choose the theme and prepare draft texts for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU). In 2022 these have been prepared by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon.

The final yearly international WPCU booklet is published by the international ecumenical WPCU team, which is appointed jointly by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.

Canadian resources

Canadian resources for 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the ecumenical WPCU Writing and Animation Team of volunteers from member churches of The Canadian Council of Churches working in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

For over 40 years, we have been supporting the WPCU celebrations across Canada through publication of additional resources in English and French, maintaining this website, and sharing stories about local WPCU events and ecumenical communities in Canada.


Questions? Contact Maria Simakova, CCC Program Coordinator, Faith and Witness: simakova@councilofchurches.ca