Remembering Dr. King and His Legacy Promotes Christian Unity

January 5th, 2017

Martin Luther King and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
by Father Harry Winter, OMI

Although it began in 1908, the celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25, took a jump following Vatican II (1962-65), and peaked about 1980. Then it began slowly to lessen in observance. Concern that the disunity among Christian Churches was hurting Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation efforts lessened. The bond between Ecumenism and Evangelization weakened.