Wednesday, January 25, 2012

AFRICA : KENYA : STAY UNITED - CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK

 CISA REPORTS: NAIROBI, January 24, 2012 (CISA) -Christians have been urged to strive for unity among themselves irrespective of their denominational.
Catholic priest, Rev Fr Wilfrid Okambawa, a Jesuit Priest from Benin and currently lecturing at Hekima Jesuit College, Nairobi said on January 21, when he addressed a group of Christians, gathered to mark the 2012 Week of Christianity Unity.
“This is what God has always wished to see among us as His children” he said.
The event was organized by the Nairobi Ecumenical Group, of which the Catholic Church is a member and was held at Nairobi’s Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA).
The ecumenical prayer service of the day, was conducted under the global theme of the 2012 Week of Christian Unity, We will all be challenged by the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The ecumenical Week of Christian Unity is marked between January 18-25 every year, but local Christians and churches are permitted to make a highlight of the week on a day of their choice.
Fr Okambawa added that denominational differences among the Christians should not be a block in building unity and solidarity.
“As Christians, we should challenge any move to stop us from building unity and solidarity among as children of one God,” he stressed.
A PCEA church Elder, Solomon Gacece thanked the gathered Christians for coming together to express their willingness to work together irrespective of their denominational.
At the end of the ecumenical prayer service a collection was made whose proceeds will be given to a group of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.
The gathered Christians then had a cup of tea and biscuits as a sign of unity.
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