Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute is pleased to announce the theme and the poster design for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25, 2023.
The theme is “Do Good; Seek Justice” and comes from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, 1:17.
The artwork, designed by the creative team at Fuzati, depicts an iconic hand of Christ, surrounded by the bright blue skies of Paradise, descending to clasp the hands of those who live in the simmering heat of sin and injustice. It is the LORD who will teach us goodness and the LORD Jesus Christ is our justice.
The theme for 2023 is promoted by a joint commission of the World Council of Churches and the Holy See’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Christian Unity. It comes from the Minnesota Council of Churches as its offering to the world prayer movement in response to the injustice experienced by people of color in the United States and the whole world, demonstrated by the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer in 2020.
As Christians seek unity among themselves through the observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, may God also offer healing to the whole human race.
Materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity may be ordered through Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute after October 1, 2022 at www.geii.org.