Catholics and Protestants Pursue Unity in Taiwan

Social justice and evangelism highlight annual joint-prayer meeting between Catholics and Protestants

Reported by Chen Yi-hsuan
Written by Lydia Ma

To foster closer relationships between Catholics and Protestants and
help them get to know one another, Catholic and Protestant churches in
Yunlin and Chiayi region have been scheduling a few joint events every
year since 2007 and taking turns hosting them. Joint events usually
include a prayer for Christian unity held in mid-January, a get-together
between Catholic and Protestant clergy members held in October, and a
joint-caroling event held around Christmas.

This year’s prayer meeting for Christian unity was hosted by Chiayi
Presbytery and held at Huwei Presbyterian Church on January 15, 2012.
Though one of the prayer items on every year’s prayer list is social
justice, this theme resonated more than ever before as participants
prayed together for a return to normalcy following the presidential and
legislative elections that had taken place the day before.

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