International Committee for World Day of Prayer

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History

Founded 22 July 1968, Vällingsby (Sweden), to take over administrative functions in connection with the World Day of Prayer previously undertaken by the USA national committee, following decision of International Consultation, 1967, Anderson IN (USA). Present statutes revised and adopted May 1986. World Day of Prayer commenced 1927, Jerusalem (Israel), at an International Missionary Conference, growing from the Day of Prayer started in the USA, originally, 1887, as a Day of Prayer for Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church and, 1890, as Day of Prayer for Foreign Missions of the Baptist Church. Has also been referred to as Women's World Day of Prayer, Central Committee.

Aims

Establish the policy and planning of the World Day of Prayer, enabling women worldwide to affirm their faith in Jesus Christ, and to share their hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, opportunities and needs.

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English, French, Spanish.

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Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

UIA Org ID

C1641

Last News Received

10. Oct 2017
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