This week (18 - 25th January) is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) are inviting us to join together and seek to explore how the work of Christian unity can contribute to the promotion of racial justice across all levels of society. CTBI are also focussing attention on the 30th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, which will be marked in 2023. The work of restoring hope through justice undertaken in Stephen’s memory continues to inspire and change lives for the better.
As we join with other Christians around the world for the Week of Prayer we pray that our hearts will be open to see and hear the many ways in which racism continues to destroy lives, and to discern the steps we can take as individuals and communities to heal the hurts and build a better future for everyone.