Press Release No. 15/09
6 March 2015
On this first Friday of March, Christian women from over 170 countries around the world are celebrating the World Day of Prayer. With historical roots reaching to the late 19th century, this worldwide observance seeks to unite women across races, cultures, and traditions.
Many CEC member denominations are active in this movement and will host local and regional events in to acknowledge this day.
The 2015 theme—Jesus said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you’—was prepared by a writing team in the Bahamas. The writers were inspired by the exceptional natural beauty of the Bahamas and transformations in the lives of Bahamian women—both reminders that Jesus is God’s presence of radical love in the world.
“Christian unity is our raison d’être,” remarks CEC General Secretary Guy Liagre, “Movements like World Day of Prayer give the churches of Europe an invaluable opportunity to pray for and reflect upon the unity we seek in the one Body of Christ.”
In its commitment to helping the churches of Europe renew their spiritual live and to strengthen their common witness, CEC encourages our members and supporters to learn more about the World Day of Prayer and participate where possible. To find out more, please visit the World Day of Prayer website.
For more information or an interview, please contact:
Conference of European Churches
Rue Joseph II, 174 B-1000 Bruxelles
Tel. +32 2 234 68 42
Fax +32 2 231 14 13
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 114 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 national council of churches and organisations in partnership. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Brussels and Strasbourg.