Over the past few weeks I have posted some short video clips of interviews that ACT3 Network conducted in the fall of 2014. These video posts are on this blog site for you to enjoy and also to share with others. They foster the ACT3 Network vision of “empowering leaders and churches for unity in Christ’s mission.” In these videos you will see Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christians, lay and ministerial, speak to the theme of unity and explain why it truly matters. In every way these interviews, and these faithful Christians, speak to the truth that I embrace with all my heart. If you love unity and pray for John 17:21 to become a greater reality among Christians in the world today then I think you will be edified and encouraged by these videos.
On Saturday, January 24, ACT3 Network and the Focolare (a Catholic global lay movement) are co-sponsoring the Chicago area Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service in Carol Stream, Illinois. The service begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be at Lutheran Church of the Master in Carol Stream, IL. Information is available on the flyer that I have posted here at the right.
In preparation for that special prayer service I asked my videographer to prepare a montage of clips from our growing video interview library to show the congregation that night. I asked that this presentation be less than three minutes long. We clipped short parts of the larger body of our recorded work to prepare this single video. In some ways this is the “cream off the top” in very short context. I have placed this new video on our home page so that many more people will see it.
If you believe unity is really important share this video. I think it is worth a thousand words in its own way. And if you live in the Chicago area join us on January 24. If you live in another city find out if there is a unity prayer service in your region. You can start by asking your area diocese or some ecumenical group that might be responsible for such an event. There are many held during his special week all over the world.