The Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute is co-sponsoring a webinar next month, and it will happen roughly a month before the start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

On Monday, December 12, a virtual conference titled “Christian Nationalism in International Perspective: Lessons and Legacies” will be taking place online via Zoom. The webinar will be held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

It is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Dr. Pamela Cooper-White, a Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary; Dr. Nicola Brady, General Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland; Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies; and Archimandrite Cyril Hovarun, Professor in Ecclesiology, International Relations and Ecumenism at the Sankt Ignatios College, University Stockholm.

To register for the webinar and for more information about topics to be discussed, click here.

Week of Prayer Approaching

The 2023 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Wednesday, January 18. This year’s theme is “Do good; seek justice,” taken from Isaiah, Chapter 1, verse 17.

Materials for next year’s Week of Prayer are available for purchase on the GEII website.

GEII will host its annual, customary ecumenical prayer service on January 18 at the Interchurch Center in New York City.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an eight-day period of universal solemnity, designed to pray for Christian harmony in a unique way. Its history spans 114 years – and its roots began on the Holy Mountain of Graymoor.

Servant of God Father Paul Wattson, SA, and Mother Lurana White, SA, were the innovators of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual ecumenical celebration. During the week, Christians are called to pray for unity within the faith, reflect on scripture and participate in communal services.

The celebration is conducted each year with a different religious theme.