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Welcome to Women's World Day of Prayer

“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 “All god’s creation is very good” comes from Surinam and will be held on March 2nd 2018.

And certainly also where you live as well!

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 100 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 100 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.

Additional information:

Website of the International Committee of Women’s World Day of Prayer

Overview of the websites of other national Women’s World Day of Prayer Committees can be found on the website of the International Committee of Women’s World Day of Prayer


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