If you have not heard of the new Institute for Christian Unity ministry here in Boston, you will soon. It’s only a few months old, but they are already mobilizing churches to be a part of God’s work here in Boston and around the world.
Dedicated to the full visible unity of Christ’s church, INCU’s activities include mentoring associates to advocate for Christian unity, engaging in high-level dialogues, and hosting bimonthly WEE forums engaging Christians around issues critical to the life and flourishing of the Church.
A few months ago, INCU came across an opportunity to be a part of a worldwide mission project. Through contact with missionaries, INCU learned that there was a school currently being built in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea that served extremely poor children from the Kiripia District. They wanted a school library but had no books.
INCU responded by linking churches and denominations cooperatively to found this library. Through contributions from Evangelicals, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Catholics over 500 books have been gathered already.
INCU has already brought this project to Cardinal Sean O’Malley and to Bishop Alan Gates of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, who are both interested in the project.
This story is just one of many showing that we can do more when we work together.
The Institute for Christian Unity is currently collecting elementary, middle, and high school books for the library. If you have used books that you would like to donate by November 24, there are dropboxes at Emmanuel Gospel Center and the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center at 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org