17 January 2024, The Tablet

Time to move closer

Christian unity


Joint enterprises take a bit of work – and an act of will. This leader comment, intended to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, has been back and forth a couple of times between The Tablet and the Church Times. It is being published simultaneously in both papers. One important message behind the Week of Prayer is that such work is necessary if the scandal of disunity in the Body of Christ is to be overcome. Many of the barriers between Anglicans and Roman Catholics have started to fall away, some of them through diligent debate between international theologians, some through personal friendships, many through the coming of a new generation that refuses to adopt the antagonisms of the past.

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