Monday, January 21, 2013
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and local ecumenism
previous post at Ecclesial Theology called attention to the local ecumenical work of lay ecumenical advocate Dr. Chau T. Phan, a retired professor of political science and member of Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach, Florida. An article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal tells the story of Dr. Phan's work in coordinating Flagler Churches Together in Prayer and Song and provides information about the organization's 2013 observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-24. One of the great contributions of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to the quest for the visible unity of the body of Christ is its encouragement of embodied ecumenical engagement at the grassroots. Flagler Churches Together in Prayer and Song is an excellent local example of how local churches might do this.