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Churches unite for Week of Prayer.

TheWeek of Prayer for Christian Unity in Paisley starts today.

The event will see a number of gatherings take place in churches throughout the town.

The aim is to bring the various denominations closer together.

A spokesman said: "Praying for the unity of the church involves a recognition not only of the brokenness of Christian relationships, but also how injustice in the world at large rends asunder Christian communities and impedes our participation in God's mission."

The material for the Week of Prayer has been produced in the Caribbean.

"There are 1.4 million Christians living in the Caribbean region, across a vast geographical spread of island and mainland territories,"the spokesman added.

"They represent a rich and diverse tapestry of ethnic, linguistic and religious traditions, with a complex variety of governmental and constitutional arrangements.

"The contemporary context is deeply marked by the history of the colonialism which stripped people of their identity and freedom."

The Caribbean Christians are offering Exodus 15, a song of triumph over oppression, as the motif of THEWEEK of Prayer.

The hymn,The Right Hand of God, reflecting the song of Miriam and Moses in praise of the liberating action of God, has become the anthem of the ecumenical movement in the region. The Paisley dates are as follows.

Today: Paisley Methodist Church, 2 Gauze St, Paisley, noon.

Saturday, January 20: High Street, outside PaisleyTown Hall, noon.

Sunday, January 21: Paisley Abbey, 4pm.

Monday, January 22: Elim Christian Fellowship, at noon.

Tuesday, January 23: St Charles'Church, 5 Union St, Paisley, noon.

Wednesday, January 24: St Columba Foxbar Parish Church, 24 Amochrie Road, noon. Thursday, January 25: St Mark's Parish Church, 334 Glasgow Rd, Paisley, noon.

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Date:Jan 19, 2018
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