“Informed prayer – prayerful action”
The Women’s World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical grassroots movement of Christian women. Its centrepiece is a church service in which the liturgy is prepared by women in a different country each year. It is celebrated worldwide on the first Friday in March.
The next Women’s World Day of Prayer under the motto “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk” comes from Zimbabwe and will be held on March 6th 2020.
At home globally and locally
From Samoa to Chile: Around the globe, Christians of various denominations prepare this service together and everyone is invited: Women, men, children and young people – everyone is welcome at the services for the Women’s World Day of Prayer!
The Women’s World Day of Prayer connects women in over 150 countries
The Women’s World Day of Prayer movement was initiated at the end of the 19th century in the United States and Canada. Today, the Women’s World Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 120 countries.
The international movement is coordinated by International Committee of Women’s World Day of Prayer, initiated in 1968 and headquartered in New York. Many countries also have their own committee of volunteers for the Women’s World Day of Prayer.
Women’s World Day of Prayer in Germany: Living ecumenism
In Germany, Weltgebetstag der Frauen – Deutsches Komitee e.V. is supported by 12 women’s organisations and associations from 9 Christian churches.
These include representatives from the Roman Catholic Church and the Diocese of Old Catholics, the Union of Evangelical Free Church Congregations, the Salvation Army, the Moravian Church and the Evangelical Lutheran, Methodist, Mennonite, and Orthodox Churches.
Woman power for a just world
Christian faith, prayer and dedicated action for a just world are an integral part of the Women’s World Day of Prayer. When it comes to hosting, prayers, or experiences: The Women’s World Day of Prayer brings people together around the globe to meet eye to eye and in solidarity. Worldwide and in your region, women dedicated to the Women’s World Day of Prayer are committed to justice, peace and gender equality in the church and society.
Working together for women and girls around the world
The collections from the services in Germany are a clear indication. A large part of these donations are used to support projects for women and girls worldwide. In addition, the international Women’s World Day of Prayer movement also receives support.