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week of prayer
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go and do
Go and Do action points
DAY 1: It is necessary to go through Samaria (John 4:4)
Organise a sofa session discussion with the young people from neighbouring churches on conflict.
Find out more about conflict transformation networks in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales:
- Place for Hope
- Corrymeela Community
- St. Ethelburga's
- Coventry Faith in Conflict
- Welsh Conflict Mediation service
- Bridge Builders
DAY 2: Tired of the journey, Jesus sat down facing the well (John 4:6)
Find out how clean water is being provided for communities in Ethiopia saving women from having to walk long distances and risk their safety.
Take a collection together with surrounding churches to contribute to the provision of household pumping wells or the building of a well in El Salvador
DAY 3: 'I have no husband' (John 4:17)
Find out how communities across the world are tackling gender based violence and challenging gender stereotypes
Brazil has the seventh highest rate of violence against women in the world. Find out how the church in Brazil is seeking to address gender issues
Find out about work being done on domestic violence locally, for example the Cumbria Church Leaders campaign to stop violence against women
Is your church a safe place for victims of domestic violence? Use this article as a discussion starter
DAY 4: Then the woman left her water jar (John 4:28)
The challenges of a changing climate require us to be in a new relationship with the earth. Get together as churches and discuss what you love about the world and how you want the world to be. Commit as a community of churches to fast for the climate on the first of the month.
Keep up-to-date with the latest climate change campaign in the lead up to the significant UN talks in Paris, December 2015
DAY 5: You have no bucket and the well is deep (John 4:11)
Find out more about receptive ecumenism and what learning has been done by others:
- Receptive Ecumenism III conference Receptive Ecumenism in International Perspective: Contextual Ecclesial Learning
- Receptive Ecumenism, Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University
Enter into partnership as a community of churches with a global community who are seeking to help others
DAY 6: Jesus said: ‘The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life' (John 4:14)
Plan to mark World Water Day, Sunday 22nd March
DAY 7: ‘Give me to drink' (John 4:7,15)
Use The Prophetic Church as a resource for a church or group of churches to inspire you to action.
Become a Christian Aid campaigner
Find out more about Intercultural Biblical Dialogue with Christian Aid
DAY 8: Many believed because of the woman's testimony (John 4:39)
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Christian Aid - 70 years of churches working together in unity to fulfil the mission of ending poverty. Get involved.
Be part of Christian Aid Week
Find out about the events marking this anniversary