Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18-25 January 2008, the Week of Prayer is being conducted for the 100th time. For this occasion, 12 International Christian Youth Organizations call for stronger youth participation in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Translations of the Call

The text with the call itself is available in four languages: English, Spanish, French and German.

Take Action

As part of the Week for Christian Unity, global Christian youth organizations are encouraging all our members to take action for Christian unity. We strongly encourage all our members at the local, national and continental levels to organize common actions during the week with other Christian student and youth organizations.

These actions could include ecumenical prayer services, social action activities (such as an environmental cleanup), Bible studies or seminars. We hope that this Week will be an occasion for our groups to get to know each other better and to work together to proclaim the Good News of Jesus in our world today through word, prayer and action.

Make your Voice Heard

As part of the Week of Prayer, the leaders of the global Christian student and youth organizations will issue a letter to leaders of the major Christian churches on how young people today see the future of Christian unity. Get your voice heard by sending your comments and messages to Church leaders to roger.schmidt(at)lutheranworld.org


The official brouchure jointly prepared by the Pontificial Council for the Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches – Faith and Order Commission. They are available in four languages: English, Spanish, French, German.

Additional English language resources are available here: