Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  

January 18th - 25th, 2020

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What is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity?

Once a year, Christians around the world come together to pray for unity. Congregations and communities all over the earth hold special celebrations or services, and plan for the year ahead. The week is celebrated January 18th-25th, between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul. Visible unity is a gift to be shared. Disunity disrupts community and society, and harms well-being in the world. This week is a reminder to all people how intentional unity is a benefit to all of society. The Center encourages you to view the leading resources in the right-most panel for the Week! And then, listen below to students, alumni, ecumenical partners, staff, faculty and administrators, as they reflect on unity. What is your commitment to unity in the coming week?

Listen to Stories of Unity:

Students, ecumenical partners, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators

Father Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., serving President Seattle University, speaks about Unity In Our Time.

Rev. Allison Cannady-Smith, Associate Vice President for Constituent Relations at the University of Puget Sound, speaks about a Prayer for Unity.


Rev. Kelly Wadsworth Ph. D., a Seattle-based pastor and preacher active for over 17 years, speaks about Wrestling with Unity.


Dr. Michael Ramos, Executive Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, speaks about Unity and Society.


Rose Murphy, Center Student Affiliate and Public Affairs & and Theology & Religious Studies major, speaks about Addressing Unity and Harm.


Kathy Sharp, retired minister, Community of Christ, speaks about An Experience of Unity. 

Find More Podcasts Here!

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Religica Theolab

The Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs includes the Religica Theolab Podcast. The podcast interviews local to international leaders on topics of shared value and wisdom to the listener.

In collaboration with the Relgica Theolab and the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs

In this podcast General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ, Rev. Dr. Jim Winkler, speaks with Center Director Rev. Dr. Michael Reid Trice about Seeking unity in a spiritual crisis. 

In collaboration with the Relgica Theolab and the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs

Rev. Dr. Michael Trice, Director, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs, Spehar-Halligan Associate Professor, speaks about Unity and Empathy.