Assisi Ecumenical Prayer for Creation

Papal Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Italy. Photo: Peter K Burian (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Papal Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Italy. Photo: Peter K Burian (CC BY-SA 4.0)


Walking Together to COP24

The LWF will mark the beginning of this year’s Season of Creation by sharing the leadership of the Ecumenical Prayer for Creation in Assisi, Italy, at the Basilica of Saint Francis. The Season of Creation begins on 1 September with the World Day of Prayer for Creation, and lasts until the commemoration of St. Francis on October 4. The prayer service will focus on this year’s theme “Walking Together”, and will launch the first steps of an international, ecumenical pilgrimage to Katowice, Poland, the site of the COP 24.  In addition to prayers, songs and symbolic acts of faith, a joint Ecumenical Declaration on Creation will be read by LWF General Secretary, and leaders of other Christian World Communions. This prayer service will demonstrate the ecumenical unity that all Christians share as we take bold action to care for creation.

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Assisi: Ecumenical Prayer Service for Creation


Season of Creation

27 June 2019
GENEVA, Switzerland
1 September 2018
19 June 2018
GENEVA, Switzerland


Photo by Peter K Burian. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Open to All
5:00 PM GMT+02:00
31 August 2018
11:00 AM GMT+02:00
01 September 2018

Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi

2 Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco
AssisiAssisi, Provincia di Perugia 06081


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