Acknowledgments — Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2010    

Guía Diario de Escritura y Oración


The theme and text for each year's observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are chosen and prepared by representatives of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The initial draft of material was prepared by and presented to the International Preparatory Group by a group of representatives from a Scottish ecumenical group brought together by Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS) at the invitation of the Catholic Bishops' Conference. Mr. Andrew Barr - Episcopal Church of Scotland, Major Alan Dixon - Salvation Army, Rev. Carol Ford - Church of Scotland, Rev. William McFadden - Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Lindsay Sanderson - ACTS, United Reformed Church.

The texts were finalized during the meeting of the international preparatory group nominated by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. The group met at Scotus College in Glasgow, Scotland's national Roman Catholic seminary. Rev. Lindsay Sanderson and Rev. Wiliam McFadden further assisted the International Preparatory Group in revising the texts as well as the overall preparation of the meeting.

Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, in its planning of these resource materials also invites ecumenists and church leaders of various religious traditions to contribute resource materials for celebrating the Week of Prayer of Prayer for Christian Unity. Acknowledgment of these authors appears with their text.

In addition, acknowledgment is due to those who contributed in particular to various segments of these resources.

Ms. Betty Maurovich for Spanish translations and for editorial review of the Spanish text.

International Preparatory group text, edited by Fr. Thomas Orians, SA, Editor, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity resources and Associate Director, Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute and Fr. James Loughran, SA, Director, Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.

Practical Information and Resources:
Ms. Liz Matos, Secretary, Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, for the compilation of "Observing the Week of Prayer...", "Continuing the Committement...", "Resources for Ecumenical and Interreligious Understanding" and "Week of Prayer Available Resource Material." Mrs. Veronica Sullivan, Business Manager, Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, for edit review and management of the business and distribution of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity resource materials.

Biblical Text:
The translation of the biblical text in English used in the Ecumenical Celebration of the Word and Daily Prayer guide are from The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, and are used by permission. All rights reserved. For those text in Spanish the biblical translation are from Biblia de Jerusalén 1999, Desclée De Brouwer Bilbao, and are used by permission. All rights reserved.

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